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Time Management Hacks to Improve your Life and Rehab Center
Managing your time can be challenging, but doing so effectively can help you feel more positive and productive. Implementing time management hacks into your personal and professional life can help you make the most of your time.
Time management hacks
Here are some tips to help you manage your time more effectively to increase your productivity:
Determine the dollar amount of your time
Assigning a value to your time can help you conceptualize and measure time wasted. Try to track how you spend your time and reduce the time wasters in your day by calculating their cost. For instance, if your time is worth $300 per hour, then checking social media for 30 minutes in the middle of the day just “cost” $150.
Delegate when you can
Once you have determined how much your time is worth, assess which tasks you should spend your time on. Write all the tasks that you perform and decide which are worth your rate per hour. Delegate the ones that are not. Describe the task and deadline and ask to be kept informed.
Aim for four hours of real work in a day
There will be meetings, phone calls, and distractions throughout your day. You can use your time most effectively if you plan four hours of real work in a day. Scheduling the most important tasks in the morning can help ensure they get completed on time.
Reduce unnecessary notifications
Notifications can be extremely distracting, interrupting the time you need to work on important tasks. Evaluate the notifications you receive and only opt into the ones that are really important. For instance, social media and email notifications are typically much more of a distraction than they are worth. Try turning off your notifications and then set aside time to check your emails daily.
Schedule blank spaces in your calendar
Resist the urge to fill your calendar with meetings and tasks. By scheduling empty spaces in your calendar, you can better adjust to unexpected events. These blanks will help you adjust to impromptu meetings, unexpected phone calls, and tasks that last longer than you anticipated. If nothing fills those spaces, spend the time thinking about your priorities and planning your tasks.
Have a priority for every moment
Creating a to-do list and prioritizing your tasks can help you complete the most important ones each day. When you aren’t sure what to do, think about what is the most important thing that needs to get done.
Nothing is perfect, and oftentimes “good enough” is good enough. Trying to make things perfect is often unachievable and a waste of time. Set deadlines for yourself and do the best you can within those limits.
“Eat that frog”
Your prioritized to-do list likely has something that you don’t want to do or that you have been avoiding for a while. Do it first! This will help you feel accomplished, guarantee that it gets done, and set the pace for the rest of the day.
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