Aug 06, 2016 01:55 PM EDT
Time Management: 9 Effective Things You Can Do To Keep Your School Work in Check, A Start of Good Career Planning
In today's modern world, everyone is always in a rush. It seems that the concept of time management is just an ideal - not a reality.
Time management is one of the key factors to achieve school work-life balance. Workload can easily escalate and take over an employee's life. This could result to health problems, burnout and job dissatisfaction.
Entrepreneur noted that feeling overwhelmed by the tasks that one needs to do is one indication that he or she is working too much. Another sign is being irritable as well as feeling mentally and physically exhausted at the end of the day.
The publication shared nine time management tips that you can do to live your life to the fullest. This should help you find the balance between work, play and even doing nothing.
1. Begin the day the right way. Don't rush into the morning and take time to gather your thoughts.
2. Create a plan in mind for the things that you want to achieve. These should be reasonable goals for the day.
3. Break your tasks into small, realistic portions. Instead of tackling the whole elephant at once, slice it up into small parts.
4. Prioritize tasks. This would also mean that you will need to refuse certain inessential tasks so that you can get the important things done.
5. Delegate where and when you can. Leaders should not carry the entire burden themselves. Learn to trust your team.
6. Plan your schedule for the day. Ensure that you make time for the important things such as eating, exercising and socializing.
7. Learn to take some R&R. Sometimes, you need to force yourself to take some time off. Don't wait until you burn out.
8. Just do the difficult tasks. The 10-minute rule suggests that you should work on a task that you're not so fond of for just 10 minutes. Don't keep on putting it off.
9. End the day right as well. Plan for tomorrow. It's helpful to make a quick list of the things that you need to get done tomorrow.
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