by Ronnia Townsend
Time management is the process of planning and controlling how much time to spend on specific activities. Time management helps to eliminate unnecessary stress and waste of time. Good time management enables an individual to complete more in a shorter period and leads to career success.
The three main steps are; Organization, Prioritize, and Timely.
1. To manage your time better, start with making a list of things that are currently more important to do and a list of things that can wait till later.
Write everything down that you need to complete. Then separate the urgency of each item from the others. Lastly, make sure to check items off the list as you complete them. This will help you stay organized and efficiently focused on your next tasks.
2. Prioritize tasks based on importance and urgency.
From tasks that need to be completed right away. To tasks that can be set aside and done later.
When you create your lists make sure you are putting each item in order of importance. Anything that can be done in five minutes or less should be done first. Things that take more time, but are more important should be placed next. Anything that can wait and can be put off until later or that isn’t important can go last.
3. Set a time limit for completing tasks. It can help you to be more focused and efficient. It can also help motivate you to get things done at your speed.
Setting a time frame for each task is important when managing your time wisely. For example, if you are washing laundry, set a timer for the laundry, and completer other items on your list. Just waiting for the clothes, or something to finish is a gross waste of time.