Managing time is a concern of all in the workplace. Yet, this should be viewed holistically. Managing time should cover all areas of life. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO, explains, “It is all about setting goals that include one’s career and personal life. Time is interspersed into life, that one cannot do well in one area, while disregarding the others.”
Viesca shares the following suggestions:
1. Plan the day with a to-do list. Set priorities with corresponding time allotments and due dates. Consider your peak performance. Carry out the most complicated tasks at this time, and take on secondary tasks as you wind up the day.
2. Cut time into blocks. An hour’s allotment should be reasonable for major tasks. Check your progress through the day.
3. Take a break and fuel up. This is something you can look forward to, treats in the middle of the morning and towards the afternoon rush.
4. Take advantage of lunch breaks to relax, stretch, or take a brisk walk. The lull can do wonders in giving you a fresh perspective and renewed energy.
5. Disregard distractions such as Facebook, tweeter, unnecessary emails, and even some mobile messages.
6. Do not tarry. Finish what you can to afford more time in the coming days for unexpected work that may arise.
7. Delegate work to someone qualified and reliable.
Seeing the big picture with your life’s priorities will enable you to focus on important matters to stay track of your goals. After all, managing time is about managing one’s life successfully.
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