I am often asked about "Time Management" by most of my friends and colleagues. Being a techie that works full time on "Data Science" and being a blogger and designer I have learnt the perks of managing my time very efficiently all through my journey . Not that I am completely successful in executing my plan of action all time , I fail , I fall but I never give up utilizing the time round the clock to my career betterment in everything I handle. On top of it , I have a cutie ( My husband ) around me with out whom nothing of this would have been possible. We spend quality time everyday sitting side by side, sipping a cup of coffee , talking about our today with its ups and downs. Kind of relief , Isn't it?. So you must be thinking where in the world do we get time for all these things everyday. Well , we all know time is a constant and the tasks are the variables. Let us see how we can handle the constant and variables with some of these tips below.
To Start with we have 24 Hours...
1). Do The Most Important Things First...
Yes you heard me right. We are in a consistent phase of procrastination when it comes to important things in our day and checking them off of the list. Postponing is a thief of time , theif of time is a thief of life. We postpone doing some important things first due to some inherent fear , we fear the task , the complexity and the time to face it and finish. You have to kill that fear of small things like finishing of a presentation for our next meeting , mailing important documents, finishing of your research assignment , Picking up the daily essentials etc.. It could be anything , Start your day with what pulls you back , that task that you would want to finish last , finish it first and see the difference . You feel much productive.
2). Always Think On Paper....
Write down everything that you intend to do. Putting things on paper and constantly striking off the finished tasks gives you a sense of satisfaction and productivity. It makes you feel great about self and you will be boosted and all set for your next thing. Paper and pen is magic , try it out or I would say do it everyday without fail.
3). The Real Time Working Technique...
Always do your work real time , as and when it comes up. It isn't an ice-cream that you can save for later in the refrigerator. It is quite amazing that sometimes we waste a lot of time to look at the task , staring at it , not concentrating the right spots , putting it aside and coming back to it again and again. It is such a criminal wastage of time. Be on your mark all the time , grab whatever that comes to your hand and deal with it right away. This saves your personal time that you want to spend in some quality company or place or take a break.
4). Set up a Specific time For Replies.....
This is what I have been practicing from the time I started blogging. I receive quite a number of emails everyday from brands , PR and clients. I set up a time to reply all the emails at one time , I wake up 30 minutes early in the morning and finish off with my emails or I do that sometime in the mid evening around 7:30 after my dinner. Even during my work hours , I set up a time to reply all my messages on my mobile to avoid distraction in my productive schedule.
5). Develop a Sense of Urgency ...
The most important measure of time is speed. The best quality one should develop with time management is a "sense of urgency". A habit of moving fast when you are presented with an opportunity. Fast tempo is quite an essential ingredient for success. All successful people not only work very hard , but they work very fast. Let us inculcate that habit.
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This is Shrithi, founder of The Chic Iconic. I am a minimalist , aesthetic and a positivist by nature. Along side I am an optimist , I transfigure my ideas, thoughts and tips into beautiful fairy tale moments and blog posts.