“So many things to do, so little time.” This quote is familiar to everyone, no?
In today’s fast paced-society, we are constantly in a rush to meet deadline, reach a destination, or finish a task. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. With all these responsibilities, 24 hours just isn’t enough when time is constantly on our tails.
The hot question is “How do I manage it?” Follow our five nifty time management tips to keep you on top of your game.
Put your phone away
We mean it. How often have you found yourself scrolling aimlessly through Instagram, just to realise that 30 minutes have passed without you realising it? Put those gadgets away when you are meant to be hard at work.
Tip: BreakFree (iOS, Android) – controls and monitors your phone and app usage by providing phone management and anti-distraction tools such as disabling the Internet and rejecting phone calls. Users can also view their usage statistics on addiction scores, top used apps and call patterns.
Create a daily schedule
And stick to it. With a good life structure, you will wake up every day with a better sense of direction and clarity of thought.
Tip: Time Tune (iOS, Android) – scheduling app that acts as a daily task reminder, planner or productivity tool. Besides adding your own daily or weekly routines, the app also allows you to send routine schedules to other people and analyse your habit patterns.
Have a daily to-do list
Multitasking is a crucial skill in the modern world. From that pitch you have to submit tomorrow to picking up cereal on the way home… how convenient would it be if we had enough brain capacity to remember everything. A to-do list makes everything more attainable and manageable, and gives a sense of achievement when you cross items off.
Tip: Todoist (iOS, Android) – simple app that helps in setting up and managing to-do list. The app’s features allow you to share unlimited tasks and collaborate in real time on shared goals. To keep you motivated, Todoist Karma visualizes your productivity and awards you with points for every task that is completed.
Set attainable goals
By reflecting on what you want to achieve, you will have a clearer representation of your inner desires by prioritizing the things that brings you closer towards your goals.
Tip: Coach.me (iOS, Android) – helps you set a goal and motivates you by providing accountability, community and personalizing habit coaching.
Make time for yourself
We often allocate 90% of our time to our work without a single minute to spare for ourselves. Though you may have succeeded in completing all your tasks, all work and no play can leave you burnout with feelings of emptiness and exhaustion. Take a few minutes daily to relax, take a walk, mediate or work out.
Tip: Breathe2Relax (iOS, Android) – this app prioritises breathing and anxiety reduction with stress tracking tools and other helpful resources.
Do you know of any other time-management tips? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
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