Improving Time Management Skills

Sapling’s Wireless Clock Systems allow you to work more efficiently and save time throughout your day by keeping on schedule. However, without proper time management skills, you may end up wasting all of that extra time. Time management skills are important for students, professionals, and any other individual with a hectic schedule. By developing your time management skills, you will not only be more productive, but also reduce stress and pressure in your life. After browsing several sites regarding time management, I’ve compiled some of the most popular tips below.

Give Your Brain a Rest

With so many schedules, tasks, and countless other details to remember in a day, it is unrealistic to think that we can memorize it all. Do yourself a favor and begin to write things down. It doesn’t matter whether you keep notes on your smart phone, or go the old-fashioned route and keep a paper journal. You’ll feel much more relaxed without that “Did I have something to do today?” nagging at you in the back of your mind. Simply look at your task list, check the time displayed on the wireless clock on your wall, and you’re good to go. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your boss getting angry at you for flaking out on yet another meeting.

Set Your Priorities

Even after you’ve narrowed down which tasks you know you must focus on, you still can’t do everything at once. By needlessly multitasking, you will increase stress and detract from the quality of your work. Instead, write all of your tasks in a list, and prioritize them from most important to least important. Once you have made your list, work from the top down. This way, you will focus on your most important tasks when you are fresh and energized, and won’t leave essential jobs to the last minute.

Minimize Distraction

In our bustling, fast-paced world, it is hard to find a quiet moment to sit down and really focus on a task. While unexpected interruptions are a part of life, do your best to minimize disturbances where you can. If you’re working on your computer, don’t log in to any non-work essential accounts or websites that may catch your attention and throw you off track. Better yet, if possible, disconnect your internet connection until you have finished your task. Also, don’t hesitate to set your e-mail to auto response, or go old school and throw a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door.

Don’t Be Afraid to Say No

While it’s great to be generous with your time by helping out others, this excessive time expenditure can often lead you to feel overloaded; so much, in fact, that you won’t really be helping anyone, least of all yourself. Instead of spreading yourself too thin and doing a half-hearted job on many tasks, direct your energy into giving your full attention to just a handful of jobs that you find particularly important. That’s not to say you can’t help others, but be self-aware. When look up at the wireless clock and realize you don’t have the time, politely say no.

While not everyone has a natural affinity for time management, it is certainly a skill that can be developed with practice. There are many books, websites, and other resources available with even more great tips for boosting your time management, such as the ones listed below. Now, when you install a Sapling Wireless Clock System, you will be saving time in more ways than one. With increased time management and synchronized clocks, your busy days will be more productive, more organized, and infinitely less stressful.