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How to manage daily tasks effectively?

Time management is the strategy of planning and monitoring how effectively time is spent on particular activities. Good time management enables a self to accomplish tasks in a much shorter period along with lower stress and leads to career prosperity.

Tips for Effective Time Management at the workplace :

1. Set goals accurately:

Set goals that are attainable and measurable. Use the SMART method when outlining goals. In importance, make sure the goals you set are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.

2. Prioritize wisely:

Prioritize tasks based on significance, requirement and urgency. For example, look at your daily tasks and determine which are what:

Important and urgent: Do these tasks right away.

Important but not urgent: Decide when to do these tasks.

Urgent but not important: Delegate these tasks if possible.

Not urgent and not important: Set these aside to do later.

3. Set a time limit to complete a task:

Setting time limitations for performing tasks helps you be more directed and efficient. Taking a little extra effort to determine how much time you need to entitle for each task can also help you perceive all potential problems before they arise. That way you can make plans for negotiating with them.

4. Take a break between tasks:

When performing multiple tasks without a break, it is harder to remain focused and motivated. Allow some downtime between tasks to clear your head and refresh yourself. Ponder grabbing a brief nap, going for a short walk, or meditating.

5. Organize yourself:

Fix your checklist for more long-term time management. Write down the deadlines for projects, and for tasks that are part of completing the overall project. Think about which days/timings might be best to dedicate to specific tasks.

6. Remove non-essential tasks/activities:

It is important to remove additional activities or tasks. Determine what is significant and what deserves your time. Peeling off non-essential tasks/activities frees up more of your time to be spent on genuinely important things.

7. Plan ahead:

Make sure you start every day with a clear vision of what you need to do – what needs to get done THAT DAY. Ponder it a habit to, at the end of each workday, write out your “to-do” list for the next workday. That way you can freshen up for the next morning.

Effective time management doesn’t imply doing more things or doing them more quickly.  Effective time management means reaping more of the important work done in a day.  It is even more important than efficient use of our time.  Of course, the best time managers are both effective and efficient.


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