How many times have you though that the day “just got away from you?” That thought usually occurs when it is time to clock out at work and you still have a mountain of tasks to do. At home, the day can get away from you when you find yourself pulled in many directions taking care of kids and pets. Perhaps the way to take back your day is with stronger time management. Here’s what you should think about:
Identify the Wasted Time
Wasted time is time spent doing things other than what you need to accomplish. In the moment, it might not seem like you’re wasting time but if you’re checking in with Facebook or scrolling through your Twitter feed when you should be working, that can be considered a waste. You could also end up wasting time searching for files because your computer or office isn’t organized as it should be. At home, a lot of time get wasted for the same reasons. How much time do you spend looking for something to wear each morning?
The focus of time management should be on changing the way you do things in order to gain time to accomplish goals. Once you’ve identified where you waste time, you need to strive to eliminate those. For instance, you can avoid taking personal calls are work unless they are emergencies. The same goes for non-work related texts. Each day, you should have a priority list of tasks to accomplish. It might help to jot them down on a pad of paper and check them off as you go. That way you can track your progress throughout the day.
You might not know how long a specific task at work might take unless you’ve done something similar. But you do know how long it takes for you to get ready in the morning or how long you take for lunch and/or coffee breaks. If you can find a way to shave off time at those tasks, then it could help throughout the day. For instance, if you save ten minutes on six different tasks, then you’ve managed to reclaim an hour.
Ask for Help
One of the ways you can save time is to ask for help. We tend to get overwhelmed whenever we take on too much to do on our own. Is there a coworker who can help with a project? Is there someone else in the house that can stop off at the grocery store? Text them a list. You can also ask a company like Junk King Houston to step in and help with the task of rubbish removal. This might be something you’ve been wanting to get at but don’t have the time. Junk King can swoop in, load up the stuff you want to get rid of and be gone in a matter of minutes. Problem solved. When it comes to clearing out junk, hiring Junk King Houston is a great time management option.