Managing Time Effectively

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

― William Penn

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Today, life is moving at a fast pace. There is always so much to be done. Especially for the woman of the house, the list of jobs is endless. And if she is a working woman, then her workload is almost doubled. What with looking after the house, husband, kids and her job as well-her hands are always full.

In such a scenario if she does not manage her time well, life could be tough for her. Though we read about innumerable tips on time management, yet we find it difficult to incorporate them in our lives. We are always short of time.

 

To manage time well you need to do only two things-

  1. Make a to-do list
  2. Do not procrastinate

Make a to-do list

The first one is the most important tool of time management. Ten minutes spent on making a to-do-list every morning will ensure that your work is organised for the day and you save a lot of time as well. Jot down everything that needs to be done. Whether it is buying grocery items, writing an important e-mail, booking a gas cylinder, paying the electricity bill or going to your child’s PTA meeting-if it is there on your list, chances are it will get done. Prioritize the list. The important jobs come first, followed by the not so important ones. Jotting down things also keeps them fresh in our memory and there are lesser chances of them skipping our mind. At the end of the day, tick the tasks that you have completed and add the left over jobs to the next day’s list. Your to-do-list should occupy the pride of place on your refrigerator door. The more tech savvy women can carry a copy on their smartphones as well.

Do not procrastinate

The second tip is not so easy to follow. Most of us have this habit of putting off doing things or “procrastinating”.This is one of the main reasons of our work schedule going haywire. It is important that you cultivate a habit of doing jobs when they need to be done and not saving them for later. Not completing tasks will not make them disappear. Instead, they will hover around in our subconscious and will only add to the pressure. So, at times it is much simpler to do the job and get it done with.

Follow these simple tips to manage your time better and see the difference!

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