How to Make The Most of Your Time?

Make More Of Your Time

Time Management is something most of us learn as we go along. Often, many of us fail at it too. Challenge of being able to effectively manage time is that it needs to be constantly adapted to the changing needs and requirements. And since everyone is different with different needs you would have to find your own work-life balance to zero in on a plan which works specifically for you.

Here are a few tips to help you form a plan:

  1. Make Lists: This is a basic fundamental tool to get organized. Make lists according to the priority (from most important to least important) and tick off tasks as you complete them.
  2. Focus On One Thing At A Time: While people believe that multi-tasking is a great asset for a work environment but studies have shown that being focused on the task at hand can increase productivity. Do one thing at a time and do it right.
  3. Set Long-Term Plans: Having a rough idea about what you want to achieve in the next 3 – 6 – 9 – 12 month increment is a good way to set a goal to strive for. It is what would help you get through the tough days. Revise is regularly to stay on top of it.
  4. Reward Yourself: When you reach your goal, meet your objective/deadline take a moment and celebrate. How you decide to do that is completely up to you. It could be as simple as taking a power nap to treating yourself to a hearty meal. Keep is simple but make sure you do it.
  5. Use Your Downtime: Or ‘idol’ time such as driving, traveling, walking, etc. Not to be confused with your ‘break time’. This is the time in between your tasks that you can use to plan ahead and re-analyze your to-do-list.
  6. Delegate: Do not take up more than you can handle. Sure, no one can do it better than you, but this is where prioritizing comes in. Do what is important yourself and delegate the other tasks. Taking on too much is poor use of time and increases stress.
  7. Set Personal Deadline: Ideally set the deadline for a few days before it actually needs to be completed. Give yourself some buffer time. This helps reduce stress and manage your priorities more wisely.
  8. Disconnect From Technology: While technology is supposed to help us get more productive and efficient, unfortunately it is doing just the opposite. The number of hours we spend on Internet cannot be justified. Plan your day with slots which require you to use technology and others where you completely disconnect from it. For example, set block of hours in the day to catch up on your virtual life and emails and then other blocks where you do not need technology at all (while cooking, family meals, exercising etc.).
  9. Get Enough Sleep: That is the most important step in the time management. Even when you feel you can go on for 24 hours – Don’t. To avoid burnout make sure you at least catch up on 7-8 hours of shuteye.

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7 Tips On How To Be More Productive At Work

There are 24 hours in a day and they are usually enough to achieve anything you would like to, provided you have a plan:

  1. Make the most of the day, wake up early and start the day with what you dislike the most. Get it out of the way first thing so that you do not have a reason to procrastinate any longer.
  2. There is a reason why so many people swear by lists. The stationary shops are filled with to-do-list pads and the online app stores have one too many list apps and for a good reason too. Because they work!
  3. Create those lists on the basis of priority. Starting with the most important task going down to the least, giving you a visual idea of what needs to be done at all times.
  4. Try and break down larger tasks into small segments to avoid getting overwhelmed by the workload. Tackling one thing at a time is always the best course of action.
  5. Once you have worked out the rhythm of your work and what it entitles, spend some time in making a schedule and marking it on your calendar so that you never miss a deadline or have a I-don’t-have-any-time moment!
  6. Part of making lists and schedules is to keep focus on the task at hand which some times mean getting rid of everything that does not concern the work at hand. For example, mobile phones, Internet, chit-chatting, etc.
  7. Last but not the least; learn to stick by your own rules. Sooner or later they will become second nature and your productivity will increase by two-folds.

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How To Make Your Blog Grow?

BlogGrowThere are millions and millions of blogs out there. And if you are just starting then you have a built in competition to face. However, the good news is that there is place for everyone. People are always looking for new content and fresh perspective, all you need to have is passion and persistence. Few pointers to help you guide on to the right path are as follows:

1. Blog regularly. Even if only one person (probably your Mom!) is reading right now, but consider it as building portfolio so that by the time your audience is built, they would have a good reason to hangout a little longer and check out your other posts.

2. Be Accountable. Research the content before posting and be approachable should anyone have a question or concern. Be in control of your blog.

3. Be enthusiastic. A positive attitude and passion bounces off the screen and forms a connection with the readers. If you like what you write, people will enjoy reading it more.

4. Make a plan. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. And truer words were never spoken. Decide your objective for your blog and plan the direction you wish to take it in. Whenever you have a writer’s block this would help you get your ‘enthusiasm’ back.

5. Have an editorial calender. Mark the dates you wish you post on your blog. This would give you a visual time frame of how and when you need to start working on your next post.

6. Have an outline of your post ready before you start typing. Just like how you did back in school or college. Sometimes even just having a title and the conclusion helps you get started on the post.

7. Try and write the post at least a day in advance. It would help you avoid careless grammar mistakes and take the pressure off the last minute posting.

Although there are no guarantees but if you stay consistent and truly have the power of expression, sooner or later you will find your loyal readership and connect with the like-minded people.

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How to make people dislike you at work?

Navigating one’s social behavior at work can be tricky at times. Often we think we are functioning in an utmost professional manner but your actions are not interpreted the same way. A few personality attributes which might not work in anyone’s favor are as mentioned below:

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Work Mantra: Be Organized!

The key to success in any field is – Organization.

The importance of being organized cannot be emphasized enough. Having an orderly approach towards work and life will not only reduce stress from daily life but also help achieve your goals. Meeting deadlines on time projects an individual as a professional in any work environment in turn boosting confidence and efficiency. Some simple ways to stay on top of your work life:

  • Have a weekly planner to keep note of deadlines and appointments
  • Archive emails in appropriate folders right after reading them
  • Set reminders on your computer/phone for long term project deadlines
  • When working on multiple projects, work in 30 minutes increments
  • Lastly, stick to your plan!

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