Time Management Tips According to Red Technologies Team Members
It’s late and you’re looking at your to-do list that has 2 out of 10 projects checked off. The feeling of being overwhelmed starts to creep in and you make a self-promise to resolve this issue, but you’re not sure where to start.
Consider this your diagnosis: You’re likely struggling with bad time management.
The good news is, it’s curable! You can learn time management with a little dedication. Here are a few tips below so you can be on your way to getting back control of your time.
- Prioritize your tasks. Who doesn’t love crossing something off a to-do list?! Ranking your tasks ensures that you tackle the most important project first and keep you from feeling overwhelmed.
- Track your time. It can be hard to stick to a schedule if you over or underestimate projects and can lead to throwing off your entire day. Write down a common task or project and track how long it takes you to do it! You can then make an accurate schedule, and make adjustments to create a more efficient process.
- Take regular breaks. You’re 5 hours into crossing projects off your to-do list and you can’t seem to focus, you’ve hit a wall. Instead of trying to push through it… take a walk or catch up with a friend so you can come back re-energized.
- Establish a routine. Imagine taking different roads to work every day. It would be hard to consistently show up to work at the same time. Whether you’re heading to an office or working from home, set a routine. This will help you get in the headspace to actually work when you’re at your desk.
- Declutter your space. If your space is messy, it can make it harder to focus and manage your time effectively. It can also contribute to the overwhelmed feeling.
Your Red Tech friends came up with their best time management tips to share with you as well:
- Brainstorm in the morning, and check things off the to-do list in the afternoon.
- Working from home is hard! No one works 24-7 or expects others to. Make time for breaks, and create and stick to your availability.
- Schedule workouts….helps your body and brain!!! (easier said than done)
- I make a checklist for my whole day that tells me what I need to do, what time to start, and what time to move on to the next item.
- Sometimes when I’m really into a project, I will also set an alarm for when it’s time to move on to the next task, leave the house, hop on a call, or whatever I might need to do next.
- Ask for help!
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