Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Time Management: Monitor Your Daily Activities to Accomplish More

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Armin Auctor
Armin Auctor is an author who has been writing for more than a decade, with his main focus on Lifestyle, personal development, and ethical subjects like the persecution of minorities in China and human rights.

There are so many tasks and activities to complete throughout every single day, and time flies by very quickly. Managing your valuable time is something you can learn how to do to increase your productivity, achievements, and success. For better time management, you may find these tips helpful to track your progress throughout the day. 

“Time waits for no man.”

You can monitor your goals and activities digitally or physically, whichever way is more comfortable and convenient for you. Still, it requires proper planning as well as keeping your priorities straight.

Time management: top priority

You may not believe this, but if you track the time spent on your daily activities, you will come to know that with proper time management, only half of that time is actually required to do those activities smoothly and efficiently.

While you are completing a task, delays occur due to several distractions. This can lead to a serious time delay in the tasks set by you. This is why you must track your time closely using a clock or the timer on your watch or any time tracker app. 

Time trackers are easy to navigate and are available in a wide range online. You can pause in between the work if you are taking a break or if something unexpected comes up in between the activity. 

Even if you are not very keen to use online trackers, use a stopwatch to track your time. You will be surprised to see the amount of time you save by using this method. The trick is to focus on a single work task at a time.

By multitasking, you will not only lose more time than necessary, but you will also not be able to do that work efficiently. Set a specific time for your tasks if necessary. This will help you focus and concentrate so that you can follow through and get the tasks finished on time.

Again, don’t forget to monitor and note your progress. Record your goals and your activities and the time spent on your daily tasks. That way you can measure and see for yourself if you are making progress or not.

Set goals and create a “To-Do” list

Set goals. Create a “To-Do” list. Organize your goals and tasks according to your priorities. You have to list all the tasks you have to complete for achieving your target. Remember to write down even the smallest activity and stick to that list. Include those activities that are relevant to your ultimate goal.

No regrets! Time is precious. Do not let it slip away. Monitor the use of your time for success. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Do it Now. Do not try to skip or delay any task because your next activities will get delayed, and you will not be able to complete those within the given timeframe. 

While this may seem an obvious and boring thing to do, it is very efficient. As you start ticking off the activities that you have completed, you will be filled with more energy and enthusiasm to finish the target within the deadline and in less time than you would have imagined.

Monitor your precious time

The most important thing is making the best use of the time that you will spend on a specific task, whether related to your home or office. This way, your productivity will increase, and you will be able to make the most out of life.

Tackle your toughest challenge first

Plan your schedule at night and note down the tasks that are more challenging and will take up most of your energy and time. You are active and brimming with energy in the morning and using this time to complete the difficult tasks first will take up even less time than you would have anticipated. 

You could complete the small or lower priority tasks and activities afterward that require less focus and energy. This trick is very effective and has worked wonders for many people.

Analyze your activity log

Don’t forget to monitor and analyze your work progress and the time spent on it. This way, you can see the improvement for yourself and you can spend your remaining time on hobbies and interests. You can invest more of your time with your friends and family accordingly. 

Get the most out of life

Learning time management skills helps create a balance between work, home, and recreation. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Making a habit of monitoring your data regularly improves your life drastically and helps you to lead a disciplined and successful life. Time management increases the creativity and productivity of your work. If you learn to manage time effectively, then this habit will save a lot of your time, and you can give this time to pursue your interests, goals, and hobbies. 

Source: Lifehack

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