By: Ollus Ndomu
The emergence of Coronavirus has significantly changed the normal way of doing things. Everything has gone digital with devices being at the centre of daily routines. This has however not changed the fact that human life revolves around productivity which abounds in meeting deadlines, planning, strategizing and strategizing.
According to the latest survey by this publication, many people are failing to meet deadlines amidst this prevailing pandemic. This is partly blamed on limited computer literacy among people that are working and studying using online platforms. On the other hand, lack of time management skills is a big contributing factor.
Time management is organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities. Good time management enables you to work smarter, not harder, so that you get more done in less time, even when time is tight and pressures are high. Failing to manage your time affects your effectiveness and promotes stress.
Majority people say that there is never enough time in a day. However, the fact stands unchanged, we all get the same 24 hours. But why is it that some people achieve so much more with their time than others? The answer lies in good time management.
The highest achievers manage their time exceptionally well. By using the time-management techniques, you stand a greater chance of improving your ability to function more effectively, even in times of tight pressures.
Good time management requires an important shift in focus from activities to results: being busy isn’t the same as being effective. Ironically, the opposite is often closer to the truth. Spending your day in a frenzy of activity often achieves less, because you’re dividing your attention between so many different tasks.
Good time management lets you work smarter – not harder – so you get more done in less time. In fact, good time management comes with enormous benefits such as greater productivity and efficiency, less stress, better professional reputation and increased opportunities for advancement.
Are you wondering about what it takes to achieve good time management? Wonder no more because I have five most practical ways to help you manage your time and these include:
1. Plan your day in advance
2. Find your productivity zone (time you are most productive and work in those hours)
3. Set goals
4. Don’t waste much of your time on social media
5. Allocate time for rest, exercising and doing what gives you pleasure
Remember, high productivity does not come by working from 6am to 6pm but by working smartly, which entails proper time management. Good time management will always afford you time for everything as the old adage goes, ‘a busy man has time for everything.’
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