Time is precious, time is priceless.
Use it or lose it.
Everyone has 24 hours to spend in the day but someone spends it to become a successful personality and someone spends it to find an excuse for not doing.
If you want to achieve success in life then you need to work on your time management skills. Value your time, spend your 24 hours of the day to become the person you want. Use your time wisely.
Go for happiness and self-satisfaction instead of money.
What studies say about time management?
According to a study, an average person has 6 hours per day as free time. Most of them did not know how to use it and also they think they don’t have enough time to spend.
If we need happiness and success at the same time, we need to learn how to use time wisely. To utilize our free time, We need to do things that take us towards goals in our free time.
Why you need time management in your life?
Just think about how much time you had spent not doing anything.
Try to remember what you have achieved today.
If the answer is nothing, you need to get serious about your time. You should make each day, each hour, each minute count. By managing your time properly you can organize your life in order to make it more beautiful.
You need the manage your time just to find success, success in everything i.e. life, career, health, relationship, or even for your peace of mind.
Time management helps you to audit your day spent, help you to avoid bad habits, and the best thing it gives you more time for your goal ambitions.
There are some tips which can help you to manage your time.
Tips to manage your time wisely
1. Start your day positively
How we will spend our day is depends on how we start our day.
Many of us start our day with the mobile phone. We used to check notifications, messages or scrolling social media. Is it important? Just think about how much time we have spent in the morning.
Quick read: Break your mobile phone addiction
When we awake, our mind tends to work faster, we can achieve great focus. We should engage ourselves in a thing that can have a positive impact on our bodies. We should read a book, go to a gym, meditation, gardening and yoga could be the best idea to start our day.
if it is possible get up early in the morning and start your day early. If you struggle to get up early in the morning, click here.
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2. Make a to-do list before sleeping
Plan your time.
Plan your day according to you.
Do whatever needs to make your future great or can give you happiness, or self-satisfaction. Make a checklist of those things. Arrange tasks according to priority.
Assign 3-5 tasks for a day and you just need to make sure you completed all tasks at the end of the day. Plan your day around those 3-5 tasks, try to audit your result of the day, that gives you more positivity to start a new day.
3. Make proper scheduling and stick with it
If you want to manage your time then scheduling becomes important, schedule your day according to the priority of tasks. To make a schedule seems to be an easy task but on the ground level, things are different.
I have seen many schedules of students and employees and the reality is that they are unable to stick with their schedule because they make a poor schedule.
Scheduling doesn’t mean switching your robot mode on. You need to manage proper time for sleep, the proper time for fun-related activity, make a schedule in a way that is not too different from your daily life.
Make an easy schedule first, then add more things with time.
4. Be clear why you need time management
Sometimes you want to skip your time schedule and want to live freely. That’s all okay.
But to get back on track with time management you need a source of motivation.
You need to clarify why you need to manage your time. Find a constant goal that required time management. That goal helps you to get rid of laziness, procrastination, lack of interest, and lack of intent.
So, just be clear about why you need to manage your time.
5. Use less mobile
Technology is made for our benefit, but we use it in the wrong way.
According to a recent study, a person checks his phone approximately 300 times per day. He/she check notification, likes, comment, messages, phones, playing games, and much more.
A Person spends 3-4 hours daily on mobile without realizing the value of time. Using excessive mobile phones responsible for bad health, bad mood, anxiety, stress, and depression.
Use mobile phones for your benefit. Try to understand this quote-
“If you are on social media, and you are not learning, not laughing, not being inspired, or not networking, then you are using it wrong.”Germany Kent
6. Change the definition of productive time
Most people think the time for which they get paid is a productive time but they forget to mention time for happiness and self-satisfaction.
Go for self-satisfaction and happiness instead of money. if you do something for your happiness and satisfaction then that is not a waste of your time. Even if you do a satisfactory task then your productivity-related to the next task increased gradually.
First of all, we need to change the definition, the time in which they can grow, the time which is responsible for their happiness, the time in which they feel positive, the time in which you work on your hobbies, the time that transform you would be a productive time.
Related: A list of productive hobbies
7. Try to be your own hero
Do whatever a hero does. You have time to spend, spend it in the way that your ideal do.
Try to manage your time in a way that you could do whatever you want, or for what you wish for.
Manage time for new skills, new ideas, or a new thing daily. Go for a new life, or you could transform yourself physically and mentally, or go for the personality development you want. Do the things which make you a hero in your view and make you feel proud.
8. Learn to say no
Say no to the task that is not important in life, you don’t need to say every task that through on you. You are not a magician that you will do everything.
A clear no could save your precious time and help you to stick to your daily schedule.
9. Go Offline and connect with nature
Plan an evening walk daily, or see sunrise or sunset, or anything which connects you with nature.
You just schedule an appointment with nature daily. When you connect with nature, you found yourself surrounded by positivity. This positivity leads to happiness and happiness is essential for success.
So just switch off your phone in between non-working hours of the day and try to connect with nature at this time. it helps you to analyze what you achieved today, and what needs to be done. This type of small break leads to an increase in your productivity.
10. Use your peak hours
Sometimes difficult tasks force you to skip you daily scheduling.
To deal with this you need to understand your peak hours and use them well. Recognize that which phase of time gives you the most result. Try to use your prime hours well.
Preserve your difficult task for your prime time. Just manage those golden hours well.
11. Surround yourself with some positive peoples
Loneliness is responsible for stress. and you could never stick on a schedule with an unstable mind.
According to a recent study, the risk of death of a lonely person is 27% more than that of socially active people.
A social active did not mean a person with 1k followers or 500 hundred friends on social media, you should be a socially active person in real life. if you want to manage your time wisely just engage yourself in the company of talented peoples.
Try to add some time to deal with some important people in life.
Related: How to deal with loneliness
12. Avoid procrastination
Procrastination is responsible for time-wasting.
it takes very much of your time just to find excuses for not doing it.
If we need to complete work, do it Now.
There may be some reason for procrastination, it could be a lack of interest, lack of satisfaction or our hobbies did not match in progress. If you want to achieve success, want to manage time wisely, the first step toward it you should stop procrastination. A quote by Abraham Lincoln-
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”Abraham Lincoln
Related: How to stop procrastination
13. Work on the Distraction
Cut distraction from your daily life one by one.
You have made a timetable to follow but face problems, distraction could be the reason. You have to work on your distraction.
Make the list of the things that force you to skip your daily schedule, work on it, and go away from it. If you are able to avoid distractions then time management will become easy for you.
Related: How to avoid distractions of life
14. Tv/Netflix should be the last option
Are you love to watch a crime thriller or love to watch Daily shops and spend hours getting nothing.
Just stop, visualization affects your mind very hard.
TV is never a good option to spend your time. People who spend time watching tv for hours have health issues, sleeping difficulties, and anti-social behavior. And it could raise load on your pocket, according to a study, you have watched nearly 40,000 advertisements per year.
15. Avoid Multitasking
Multitasking seems cool but there is nothing good about multitasking. You never get results through multi-tasking.
Multitaskers never focus on a single task and they tried too many ones at a time. So if you want to achieve something do one thing at one time. Multitaskers have low productivity in comparison to those who do one task at a time.
The Bottom line
We all have 24 hours spend in a day but have a tendency to say that we didn’t have enough time in the day.
Believe me, if you have 26 hours or 28 hours in the day then your excuse will be the same because you spend it on the things that did not make any count in the day. If we want to achieve something in our life then the role of time management is the biggest in success.
These tips from the article could work if you take your time management seriously. Use your time wisely to be the person you want in life.
Related: Set a SMART goal in life
Time management and long-term happiness related to each other. If you think that time management is the enemy of your Netflix and enjoyment then you could never manage your time. In reality, this temporary happiness takes you away from the reality of life. Don’t skip your time management from temporary happiness. Time management helps you to live a quality life and achieve life goals.
Make a schedule, try to stick with it, and most important be clear about why you need to manage time. Find a source of motivation, do one thing at one time, and eliminate the number of distractions around you.
In my perspective, the time when the number of distractions is low and you have a calm mind then that is a perfect time. But according to science, the time between 06 AM to 12 PM is considered best to study. or late-night study is also beneficial.
Maybe you made an unreal schedule for your day or that schedule is far away from the life your living right now.
The second reason may be the number of distractions around you and most important that you are not self-aware enough to know the importance of time management.
I have seen many schedules of students and employees and the biggest mistake that they did not manage a proper sleeping schedule, also they don’t include time for fun. Be clear, time management doesn’t mean living a robotic life, maintain your sleeping time, fun-related activity time, relationship time, and energy level as well.
I have used Evernote and hey Habit chrome extension, which helps me a lot to manage my daily task and prioritize them.