7 Time Management Secrets to Help You Thrive:
Effectively managing your time can seem like a daunting task, but it’s really all about one thing: prioritizing. You know what is most important to you and what needs to be done first versus what can wait till later to get finished. Once you find your “niche”, you will be able to better determine how to budget your time appropriately and how time management can help you make your business more productive.
The following are 7 time management secrets to help you make the most of your time at work and to help your small business thrive:
Do the Most Urgent/important Tasks First: You know which tasks are most important and pressing in your business, so make sure those tasks get done first. Getting the more challenging and arduous tasks out of the way helps you relax later in your day and loosen up as you want to get other things done. Doing harder and more important tasks can help you leave your stress behind to move on with your day.
Make Yourself a Schedule: This allows you to preview each day and decide what you want to you need to do that day. When making a schedule, be sure to schedule in some “buffer” times in case you run behind on a task. Sometimes things take longer than you think they will. Building in some extra time in between tasks allows you to get the task done properly, even if it takes a little longer than you thought it may.
Turn off Social Media Accounts: Getting off of social media platforms like Facebook and other personal accounts throughout your workday will help you get more done while you are at work. You are there to service your business and not spend time on your personal and private life. Turning off social media will help you focus on your work, rather than checking every single notice that comes through your account.
Remove Yourself From Time Suckers: Be sure that you are using a designated office space if you work from home. It can be space in your kitchen, bedroom, living room, etc., but having a dedicated workspace where you work on your business is important. Otherwise, you will find yourself sidetracked by anything you wish you were doing rather than working, such as television, eating, talking on the phone, etc. rather than accomplishing what needs to be done throughout the day.
Learn How to Say “No”: Sometimes you have to say “No”. You are one person who cannot do everything. If you feel that something is not in the best interest of your business, learn to say “no”. You can’t do everything and you have to pick your battles. You know what your limits are, and it’s better to take on a few projects and do them well than to do a bunch of them badly.
Let Others Help You: If you are overwhelmed, allow friends and family to help you with your business. Trusting others closest to you can help alleviate some of the stress that is put on you. If your business’s budget allows it, consider hiring an aid or someone to help your business out part-time or full-time to free you up to focus on other tasks.
Know If You Can Multi-Task or Not: Some people are great at multi-tasking while others find it distracting and get nothing done If you are not comfortable multi-tasking, then simply focus on doing one thing at Focusing on one thing with all of your energy can help you get that task done correctly before moving on to the next one.
The key to running your business smoothly is being able to continue to be productive day after day without stressing yourself out or spreading yourself too thin. Allowing others to help you reach your goals can also help your business thrive
For more information on how to help yourself with your time management skills, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We are here and are always happy to help you achieve your potential, while helping your business thrive.