Managing Time For Greater Productivity

These tips will help make your day go more smoothly:

  • Get set the night before.
  • Review next day’s schedule and place everything you need in one place as close to the door as possible: planner, appointment information, returns you need to make etc.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get places.
  • Do “like” things together such as phone calls, emails, errands in one area, etc.
  • Break down a big project into smaller segments. Handle only one step at a time.
  • Read email once and take immediate action. Treat it just the way you do mail.
  • Check your email 2-3 times a day. Keep track of the time you’re on the computer.
  • Follow your body clock. More creative in the morning or in the evening? Save difficult projects for the time you are most alert.
  • When determining priorities, base the order of the projects by their importance, not the time it takes to complete them.
  • List your priorities and focus on the most important ones first. Leave the less important “easy” ones until later.
  • Block out time in advance to work on your long-term projects.
  • Confirm appointments in advance.
  • Estimate the time you think it will take to accomplish a task; then compare it to the actual time.