Do you have control over your time? Or does time seem to elude and control you? It’s time to take control! Our personal and business lives are impacted every day by the way we manage our time, but do we actually take active steps to stop procrastinating and produce more?
Here are five tips from Inc.com that we love and want to share:
1. Work 10 minutes. Then break for 2 minutes. 5 times in a Row.
You will find you are better able to focus during these spurts of concentrated work. The link shows that more breaks will contribute to better health both mental and physical. This will make you a better more productive employee. Bring on the coffee breaks!
2. Hold Yourself Accountable.
If you waste time, don’t make excuses; learn from your misuse of time. For every hour that you procrastinate, donate $5 to a charity. Good for the charity, not so good for you.
Create deadlines for the tasks that you really don’t want to do. Don’t make the deadline too far off either. Push yourself to not put the task off any longer with a little self-induced pressure.
4. Don’t Defeat Yourself!
Okay, so this morning was a wash. You were completely off task. Don’t throw in the towel! Start over in the afternoon. Focus! You got this!
5. Mini to Do List.
You know those 15 minute intervals during the day where you’re waiting for your next appointment? Replace catching up on the latest instagram trifles with a mini to-do list of tasks that you can accomplish in short amounts of time. This will keep you productive and moving forward throughout your day.
Take control of your time. Through application of the 5 aforementioned tips, watch your productivity soar. Feel in control and a lot less stress! We’re sure you like the sound of this.