5 Ways to Manage your Time Better
Time is gold. This might be the most overused lesson imparted to us by the elderly. It’s a cliche phrase, but it’s very much true. In a person’s younger years, the importance of time is easily brushed off. However, the pressure begins once a person comes into their late twenties up to their early thirties. It’s a phase where we start comparing our timelines with others, and it becomes a never-ending cycle of pressure.
With this in mind, it’s safe to say that every minute counts. Time is a valuable asset that can be very advantageous when used wisely. If there is something that we have to be selfish with, it’s our time. Everyone must know how to manage their time. In that way, we get to do more and enjoy more.
There are endless blogs that have preceded this article that discussed time management. However, time management has also changed significantly with the ever-changing times and how far our world has come. Here are five helpful tips to help you manage your time better.
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Use Google Calendar
I’m sure many people can agree on how unique Google calendar is. By simply plotting your upcoming activities using the calendar, you can expect notifications for the upcoming event. You can also plan your recurring events or have meetings booked in your calendar by accepting a google meet invitation. It’s a straightforward interface, accessible to everyone, and very easy to use.
Buy Yourself a Beep Card
Yes, you read it right. You’ll need beep cards to save time and be more efficient overall. If you commute, then needing beep cards is imperative. The endless queues in the train ticketing office waste a lot of people’s time by making people worry about how they can secure a ticket. If you own a car, get an Easy-trip or Autosweep RFID to seamlessly pass through toll gates.
You might be wondering how meditation exactly helps time management. Just imagine a crazily busy day ahead of you. On your agenda is almost the length of your front door, and you wonder how you’ll make it through the day. These kinds of days cause the most stress. Consequently, stress contributes to unproductivity, and health issues, among others. With proper meditation, preferably in the morning, you can reduce stress, increase your focus, regulate your mood, strengthen your immune system, and the list goes on and on. If we are okay internally, we are more likely to be productive and achieve more with our time.
Sleep early, wake up early
We think we are wise with our time when we cut back on sleep to accomplish more tasks, but sleeping less than the recommended number of hours impairs our performance for the following day. By being well-rested, we are prepared for a new day of possibilities. Stress and sickness are a dream away.
When rushing in the morning to find our keys or going through our closet for the perfect OOTD, we tend to get rattled by the pressure to find our missing things. If we have a place for everything and there is not much clutter in our environment, we save time by knowing where everything is and avoiding the oh-so-lengthy process of a thorough weekly cleaning. If our things are not in order, the clutter will quickly build over the work week, leaving us with a hauntingly disorganized mess that will take longer to clean up.
There are a lot of surefire ways to save precious time. The time saved means more time for the people we love, our passion, and more time for ourselves.
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