8 Secrets For Mastering Time Management

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We all like to be kept busy, but there are times when the workload can become too much. Minutes go by like seconds; it doesn’t take long before you are completely overwhelmed by the list of tasks you are never going to have time to complete!

Stop, take a breath and follow these 8 tips for how to manage your time more effectively…

1. Plan your day
There is nothing more satisfying than sitting down with a coffee and your diary in front of you in the morning. Looking at everything you need to complete sets you up perfectly for the day. Set goals and you will strive to achieve them.

#2 Checklists
Everyone in the office is pulling you in a different direction. You happily nod, replying ‘yeah sure, I can do that’ and before you know it you have a to-do list as long as your arm! Writing everything down will not only help you to visualize exactly what you have to do but, also, how much you have already done (go you!).

#3 Avoid distraction
It’s human nature to favor one task over another. Your Facebook is sat on your bookmark bar, staring at you while you are trying to work . . . obviously you are going to want to click on it! Time is managed so much more effectively when you are productive with it, so try and avoid those oh-so-tempting message pings.

#4 Ask for help
With all the will in the world, we are only human and cannot always get everything done. Spot a struggle and ask someone to help you out. It will take the pressure off and free up your time.

#5 Tackle one thing at a time
You might have a million and one things to do, but you can’t do them all at once. Take each task one at a time and you will complete them much more effectively.

#6 Use time-out wisely
‘A break’ doesn’t mean checking your emails! Use your downtime effectively and you will be far more productive when it comes to trying to focus on work.

#7 Know what’s urgent
Prioritizing tasks can make your to-do list that little less daunting. If something doesn’t need to be done today then don’t fret about it. Use your time wisely to complete today’s deadlines only!

#8 Reward yourself!
What better incentive is there to get things done than rewarding yourself? Whether this is a tea break after each task completed on your checklist or a big glass of wine at the end of the day, it will definitely help you work-mindset!

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  • Cristina

    These tips are so useful!
    I try to stick to most of them, but I have to admit that sometimes I fail big time.

    Cristina | *janded

  • Alisha Ricki

    Great tips! Need to work on actually sticking to these pointers.


  • Jessica Wen

    Thanks for the tips Emma! I have also made a post about my favourite resources to stay productive, do check them out and tell me what you think :)