Improving Your Time Management Skills

Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time in your day?

Or maybe you feel like it’s a struggle to finish tasks? 
Working on your time management skills could help!

Time management means using your time well to get things done efficiently.

For example, at work, having good time management means using your hours effectively to be more productive; this can make you more efficient on the job, and help you achieve more.

However, understanding time management is more than just making schedules! There are different time management skills like time blocking, multitasking, and delegation; all of which involves:

  • prioritizing tasks,
  • planning,
  • organizing,
  • and goal setting.

To improve your own time management, you can identify and eliminate potential timewasters like procrastination and distractions.

  • Setting SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound) may help to work through some of those timewasters.

Here’s some tips for time management!

  • Delegating tasks, overcoming procrastination, managing distractions, and developing good habits are also important parts of effective time management.
  • Tracking your progress and adjusting are key to improving time management. You can monitor what works for you and what doesn’t, making changes as the need arises.
  • Planning your day using schedules or time-blocking methods can be very helpful. You can also use apps designed for time management and find what works best for you.
  • It’s crucial to balance work and personal life, and time management can help you become more efficient, giving you more time for yourself!

In conclusion…

Effective time management skills benefit both work and personal life by increasing productivity, organization, and free time.

Here’s some free, online time management resources to help you get started!

GoblinTools is a free online task list creator; simply enter your idea, select the level of steps you need it to break down, and hit go!

Excalidraw is a collaborative whiteboard tool that is perfect for brainstorming and getting ideas and tasks onto “paper”!

Monday is a customizable task management software tool, free for one user, that allows you to record and sort all of your to-do’s.

Google has a great, free, online calendar where you can keep track of all of your appointments, meetings, and other scheduled events. You can invite others to the events, and get reminder notifications!