7 Steps To Better Organize Your Time
We all have the same amount of time, so why can some people be able to do more in one day than others? Sometimes to be more productive or to have more things done from the task list, you do not need extra energy but better organization. No matter if you work for someone, whether you work for yourself or even look for a job, to increase your results first you need to learn the techniques that will help you organize better. Such methods include:
1. Plan ahead – Planning makes your action take on purpose. And you do not have to worry or ask yourself “Where to start? What should I do now?”. Plan your next day every night. In this way, you are acting on your subconscious, preparing it for the next day. And knowing what awaits you tomorrow, you will sabotage your actions to a lesser extent.
2. Rest, good sleep – Although a human has several spare parts, it does not mean that he/she is a robot. And things like sleep, rest, regeneration of power and energy are not yet to be replaced. Your body and mind deserve, and even have a duty to rest. Sometimes you just have to turn off for a moment and focus on your well-being. Being rested you are more efficient, stronger and better focused on next challenges.
3. Prioritizing tasks – Do you have the impression that you are still in fifth gear and nothing really is changing around you, does not move forward? It may be the result of you being busy but not with the things you need. When planning, determine which tasks are more important and which ones are less. Start the day with the hardest task, and it will be much easier after finishing it because the worst is behind you.
4. Learn to say NO – Organizing yourself in a large state is associated with self-discipline and if you easily forget about your tasks, lose focus, then you must learn how to deal with distractors around you. The ability to speak NO is one of the most important ways. If you are distracted by the phone, tv. etc., you must tell yourself NO (eg Not now, if I do this task than I will have time). If friends are always showing up not in time, you need to politely set your boundaries and say – Sorry, I do not have time now, I’m working on an important task, I’m busy but at 5pm I have an hour off. If you have a busy schedule and a lot of work, give up activities that are unproductive, and real friend will definitely understand and support you.
5. Switch from multitasking to one task – Step by step, task after task and reach the goal. Although you would like to do everything at once, unfortunately it is impossible. By doing several things at the same time, you do not give them all your attention because you share it with a few other tasks. So, in some cases you will not get the results you would like, or you will have to spend more time on the task. And yet the goal of organizing yourself is to have more time to do what you like, not to improve tasks.
6. Consider your daily rhythm – If you have any daily obligations to your employer or family, include them in your plans. Every planning needs to be real, so if you can’t get past it, include it in your plans. For example, do not plan a long list of tasks if you know that you will spend half a day at work; do not plan to participate in some activities if, for example, you have to pick up your children from school at this time. By imposing unnecessary pressure on yourself, you will only be discouraged from acting, and that’s not what you mean.
7. Respect your body – If you are driving a diesel car than you don’t fill it with petrol, because that could seriously damage your car. If you look after the car with such care, why not take care of yourself in the same way. Respect your body and health. Eat healthy, reduce addictions and take care of your form, then you will have more enthusiasm and energy to act. Too abundant, heavy or poorly composed meals are not conducive to effective work. And the exercises do not have to involve hard physical effort – a quick walk outside on the fresh air is a good starting point.
Getting to know the techniques how to organize yourself, learning how to smartly have more things ticked off the list of tasks or the willingness to make changes themselves is not enough. The most important thing is to put them into your life. Implementation, systematic application and perseverance. The introduction of each change is associated with rebellion and sabotage, because our mind does not like new things. Our brain cannot distinguish itself between good and bad, but he quickly gets used to the routine, so if you persist in your decisions for a few weeks, you will create a new, healthy habit that can permanently fit in your life.
So now I’m challenging you: does what you do now change something in a year’s time?