Time sure flies fast. We are often left feeling as if the day went by in the blink of an eye. I think that the key to a balanced life is to manage your time wisely. We each have 24 hours in a day. It is up to us to make the most of them.
If you find yourself hassled and clueless at the end of each day, this blog is definitely for you. Read on to know some simple ways to manage your day well.
Don’t go charging at the day’s tasks all at once. Each morning when you wake up, give five minutes to yourself. Think about the tasks that need to be done that day. You can also jot down a “Get it Done” list while enjoying your morning cup of coffee or tea. You can also try making the list the night before.
Making a list of the tasks will help you understand which one needs your attention first. It is a good way to plan your day especially if you need to go out. Knowing the tasks ahead will help you manouver through your day more smoothly.
Understand Your Tasks
Once you have written down or made a mental note of the things that need to be done, it is a good thing to really understand how much time each task is likely to take. Factor in the time it will take to travel to and from places, traffic, etc if you need to go out.
We often underestimate the time that a single task can take. This throws a spinner in the works for the whole day and we are left feeling irritable. So, really think about how much time the day’s work is likely to take. That way you won’t be left feeling out of depths at the end of it all.
You cannot do everything yourself. It is nothing to be ashamed of. Ask for help when you need it. Getting help with chores is likely to help you complete the work much faster.
Besides, having someone to help you out is also a way to fight boredom. When you are having fun, it is less likely to seem like an overwhelming hurdle.
Know Your Limits
Don’t spread yourself thin trying to do everything. Know what you can and cannot do. There is nothing to feel bad about if you cannot do something. It is absolutely okay to say no.
People who are aware of their physical and mental limits are far better organized than those who don’t. In order to manage your time wisely know yourself first.
In today’s world of multimedia distractions are aplenty. You start out searching for a recipe and find yourself reading about every celebrity that hit the red carpet two hours later!
Track self-induced distractions and try to avoid them. Reduce the time spent on your smartphone and social media. It may prove to be difficult in the beginning, but trust me it is worth the sacrifice.
Take Care of Yourself
Look after yourself well. Being physically and mentally alert will help you manage your time much better. When you are free of laziness you are more productive.
Sleep well and eat a balanced and healthy diet. Ensure frequent rests during the day to avoid exhaustion.
Time is precious. That is why it is so important to manage it wisely. Once you start consciously the way forward only gets better.
Until next time…