Do you feel like you're always running out of time? Are you struggling to balance your priorities? If so, it's time to learn some time management tips that will help you make the most of your day. To begin with, avoid multitasking. Research has shown that only 2.5% of people are “supertaskers” or individuals who can effectively multitask. In reality, multitasking can cost up to 40% of a person's productive time.
Therefore, give your full attention to one task at a time and stick to it, but refine as needed. Set aside 8 to 10 hours a day for studying and other activities such as socializing and recreational activities. However, keep in mind that things may take longer than expected, so make sure there's always time available in case you don't finish a task in the expected time. Exercise can also help you focus your mental state and clear your mind. Try doing a 10-minute run here and there, steadily increasing the amount you do as you go. Be wise when it comes to how you spend your time and consider what will simply waste your time. If you don't have a solution, focus on your other tasks and come back to them later. Do an audit every day for a week to get a good overview of how you spend your time.
Then, plan ahead and know how you're going to spend it before it arrives. Successful entrepreneurs use a variety of time management skills to increase productivity and effectiveness in their personal and professional lives. One of the best ways to make the most of your time is by using techniques such as time locking, task grouping, temporary locking, or a combination of these. The key to locking time is to divide days into blocks of time instead of including tasks in your schedule in a disorderly manner. Blocking time helps you spend less time deciding what to work on and when.