Do you feel depressed from what is expected of you, and have difficulty completing your tasks? Are you still late or cannot combine your work, family and social responsibilities without giving up on them? Did you forget the last time you and your partner spent time together? If you answered yes to these questions, you may need help to better manage your time.
Manage your day correct. If you are always late, it is obvious that the desire to arrive on time will not work. Therefore, if you want to arrive in advance, you are more likely to be punctual. Do the same with your deadlines, planning to complete your tasks ahead of schedule. Rank your tasks in order of priority. Apply the 80/20 principle when 80% of the results come from 20% of your efforts, or, conversely, you lose 80% of your time doing only 20% of your work. Ask yourself the following questions. What are the main features associated with your position? What tasks, if done correctly, mean that you are doing your job well? What is most important for your manager, your service, your customers? Complete these tasks first and the rest later.
Concentrate. Ask yourself if your “multitasking” mode of operation will result in the inability to complete something. If so, focus on one task at a time. Close all applications on your computer whose rhythm of life seems more and more frantic. Your work responsibilities are taking more and more of your time, your trips to work are getting longer, and your family responsibilities do not leave room for relaxation. You run to bed to wake up, but you feel that you haven’t done anything, and your to-do list is getting longer. This situation needs to be fixed. Working harder is not the answer, but working smarter, yes. To do this, you must first use your time as efficiently as possible. Here are some tips to help you better manage your time, both at work and at home.
You are not using, and all tabs in your browser may distract you. Focus solely on what you are doing. Do not skip breaks or lunch time, as this can reduce concentration and energy levels at the end of the day. A lunch break of at least thirty minutes outside your office will give you strength and help you to be more effective in the afternoon.
Try time-management tips. Complete your priorities in the most productive hours of the day. For example, if you are more creative and focused in the morning, devote these hours to activities that require your full attention, and return in the afternoon for administrative tasks, meetings, non-emergency correspondence, or other tasks.
Houses. Learn to say no to not take more than you can. Try this sentence: make two positive statements, then reject them and end with another positive statement or sentence. For example, “Thank you for asking me to participate in this fundraising; You know that I like to promote our school and society. I have other commitments this fall, but I will leave my name on the list for next spring.
Accept shortcuts. In the case of the previous example, instead of making cookies yourself for a school or social event, buy them.
Distribute responsibilities. Get the whole family involved in household chores. Assign your children age-appropriate tasks, ask your spouse to participate more in homework and ask for help from relatives or friends (for example, if a neighbor goes to pick up his child every day at the end of the day) “An extra-curricular activity that he shares with you, maybe you can send you home with two children).
Apply the 80/20 principle to the house. What are your most important responsibilities? Focus on them first. If possible, consider assigning others labor-intensive tasks, for example, involving cleaning (only once a month can be of great importance), cleaning snow or a laborer for various tasks. Cook all your meals of the week at the same time. You will save at least an hour every night by cooking and cleaning the kitchen.
In the fast-paced society of our time, time is often our most valuable asset. A budget is good, be economical and keep it for yourself so that you can feel more productive, less stressful and ready to solve all your personal and professional tasks. As always, if you need help to manage your stress or manage your time, feel free to contact your employee assistance program representative.