Technology lets you run a global business, send a robot to Mars, and microwave your dinner. Technology also distracts you like crazy when you should be getting other work done. Karmina De Ungria writes for Entrepreneur Philippines about five tips for better managing your time to get more work done.
- Stop procrastinating.
- Keep an organizer.
- Learn to say no.
- Make your own self-affirmations.
The only cure for procrastination is to make the conscious effort to decide not to procrastinate. You should take an honest look at your work habits and determine how much more you could get done if you cut out the time-wasting gaps. If you use an organizer, you will be better able to plan your days with just enough work to keep yourself productive. Organizers come in a lot of forms these days, so just use whichever method feels right for you. The bottom line is that the organizer will help you prioritize what needs to get done.
About learning to say no, De Ungria says:
Does this scenario sound familiar: you fill up your plate with more than what you can handle, then can’t help but say ‘yes’ to a charity event you don’t even have time to do? Instead of being kind, the truth is, you just let yourself, your other commitments and the charity you hesitantly volunteered for down. In contrast, if you say no to unimportant commitments, then you’ll have some spare time for yourself, and perhaps for a charity that you really want to do in the first place.
Finally, De Ungria recommends starting your day with self-affirmations. If you say to yourself, “I am an efficient employee,” instead of, “I hope I won’t goof off today,” you set a tone of success. Set the tone to be successful today. You can read the full the article here: http://www.entrepreneur.com.ph/startup-tips/easy-time-management-tips-to-try