Many entrepreneurs wonder how they can get more done with the limited time they have. If you’re one of them, keep reading for time management tips that will help you get the most out of a given day.
Tip 1: Block Your Time
One effective method for time management is time blocking, as highlighted by Forbes.com. Time blocking is relatively simple: You chart out your day by sectioning off chunks of time to focus on a given task. For example, you might spend 9:00 to 10:30 AM preparing for a presentation, 10:30 to noon finishing a chunk of a project, and so on.
Tip 2: Break Projects into Smaller Tasks
Breaking projects into smaller tasks can be just as helpful as breaking your day into chunks. For instance, it can be tough to remain focused long enough to complete an entire report in one go. However, if you sit down with the goal of completing a specific chunk of that report—the summary, for instance—the task may seem less daunting and easier to focus on. Once that chunk is done, you can move on to a new one.
Tip 3: Walk during Breaks
Going for a walk may not be the first time management tool that comes to mind, but walks can be invaluable none the less. For example, by taking a walk during a break, you can in a sense multitask: You’re getting both exercise and a much-needed respite for your mind. You can also brainstorm or handle phone calls during walks. Either way, once you return to work, you will likely feel more refreshed and focused.
Tip 4: Telecommute When Possible
If your position allows for it, telecommuting can be another time management lifesaver. Telecommuting can allow you to add more productive hours to your day: Rather than sitting in traffic, you can spend the time working, preparing for the day, or even squeezing in some much-needed rest.
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