9 Time Management Tips

If you're not managing your time well, there's no way you're going to reach your goals at work and the life outside of it. here are 9 crucial time management tips for getting the proverbial job done. Mind Map made by Arpit Banjara.

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1. 1) Audit your time for seven days straight

1.1. Record it in a journal or on your phone

1.2. Split this up into blocks of 30 minutes or an hour

1.2.1. What did you get done?

1.2.2. Was it time wasted?

1.2.3. Was it well spent?

1.3. At the end of the seven days, tally up all the numbers

1.3.1. The results might shock you

2. 2) Spend your mornings on MITs

2.1. 'Most important tasks' of the day

2.2. "If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning

2.3. And If it's your job to eat two frogs

2.3.1. it's best to eat the biggest one first."

2.4. Tackle your biggest tasks in the morning

2.4.1. those will give you the biggest momentum to help you sail through the rest of the day

3. 3) Follow the 80-20 rule

3.1. This rule states that 80% of the efforts comes from 20 percent of the results

3.2. In sales, it also means that 80 percent of the sales come from 20 percent of the customers

3.3. The trick?

3.3.1. Identify the 20 percent of the efforts that are producing 80 percent of the results and scale that out

4. 4) Instil keystone habits into your life

4.1. the keystone is the stone that holds all other stones in place

4.2. Similarly, keystone habits help to not only solicit other good habits

4.2.1. but also help to eliminate bad habits as well

4.3. Focus on keystone habits and you'll get much better at managing your overall time

5. 5) Take frequent breaks when working

5.1. One study suggests that you should work for 52 minutes and break for 17

5.1.1. You might not have the luxury to do that

5.2. But you should take frequent breaks

5.2.1. If you're an entrepreneur working for yourself, this is crucial

5.3. Keep your mental, emotional and physical states at peak levels by breaking frequently

6. 6) Make to-do lists in the evening for the next day

6.1. Every single evening before bed, make a list for the next day

6.1.1. This doesn't happen overnight. It takes time

6.2. Daily goals are easier to achieve while helping to move us towards the longer and bigger goals

7. 7) Get a mentor who can guide you

7.1. Finding a mentor is crucial

7.1.1. It's easy to get distracted and dissuaded when you don't have someone guiding you

7.2. But when you can personally rely on someone who's been through the wringer and can help you achieve your goals

7.3. it's easier to stay on track with your time

7.4. Find a good mentor that can help you along your path

8. 8) Turn off social media app alerts

8.1. Incessant social media app alerts aren't helping you with your time

8.1.1. It's definitely hurting you

8.1.2. Turn them off

8.2. What's most important is to have some peace of mind

8.2.1. and be better able to focus on the task at hand

9. 9) Declutter and organize

9.1. Studies have determined that clutter in our environment helps us to lose focus

9.2. When we lose focus, we lose time

9.2.1. If you want to avoid that, declutter and organize

9.3. Don't do it all at once. Start small

9.3.1. One drawer today

9.3.2. A shelf tomorrow

9.3.3. Maybe a closet the next day

9.4. You build momentum and eventually find yourself turning into an organizing warrior

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