Three steps for effective Time Management
Effectiveness refers to getting the right things done. And in order to be more effective in life we must utilize time properly. If you want to do your job well, earn money, live a meaningful life, or learn skills, that is what matters the most. Otherwise, you just run around in circles. You might appear busy, but you won’t achieve anything meaningful.
Step 1: Measure your time
If you don’t measure your time, it’s tough to stop procrastination or improve your productivity. Because if you want to manage your time better, you have to know where it goes first.
Step 2: Know The Non-Productive Work
This step is actually very simple.
“Go through all the recurring activities in your log one by one. What would happen if you would stop doing them?” If the answer is: “There will be chaos” Then Don’t change anything.
But if your answer is: “Nothing would happen.” You’ve scored a point
Step 3: Kill The Time-Wasters
Know where your time goes. Know the critical tasks from the trivial tasks in your life. And cut the trivial, time-wasting, tasks.
“That simple?” Yes
If you want to be a super-effective person, you regularly keep a log. You don’t have to keep a log for 365 days a year.
Instead, do two stretches of two-three weeks a year. That’s enough to keep track of your time and identify new time-wasters.
The specific method you use for your activity log doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that you want to keep a record for at least two weeks. Preferably, you want a whole month of recorded activities. In conclusion, in order to be more effective one must manage time properly.