Category: Achieving Goals

Easy Ways to Improve Your Time Management Skills

 

Time management is one of those skills that takes time to develop and varies from one person to another. But by learning how to organize your tasks and effectively use your time, you’ll definitely be able to hone the skill that will help you get more things done each day. With that in mind, we listed down some tricks on how you can enhance your time management skills, as well as increase your productivity.

  1. Learn to Delegate Your Tasks on Hand

It’s common for us to take more tasks than we can really handle, and this often results to burnout and stress. Understand that delegating tasks doesn’t mean that you’re running away from your responsibilities. In fact, it’s a crucial function of management. So learn the art of entrusting tasks to your subordinates as per their abilities and skills.

  1. Create a Schedule for Each Task

One way of improving your time management skills is listing down all the tasks that come to your mind. Create a ‘to-do’ list for the day, prioritize each task and ensure that they’re all attainable. You can also create a list for your personal and other tasks at home to make better use of your time management skills.

  1. Set a Deadline

When you have a work at hand, set up a realistic deadline and ensure that you stick with it. Set a deadline several days before the task so you can complete all the remaining work that may get in your way. Just make sure that you’ll also reward yourself when you manage to meet the deadline that you set.

  1. Avoid Multitasking

You might think that multitasking is an effective way of getting things done, but it’s actually the opposite. The truth is, you’re more likely to perform better if you just concentrate on doing one task at a time. Multitasking will only hamper your productivity and keep you from improving your time management skills.

  1. Take Breaks From Work

Whenever you find yourself working 20 minutes straight, take a break. Being too stressed out at work won’t only affect your productivity, it could also take a toll on your body. So after every 20 minutes, consider taking a stroll in the hallway, listening to your favourite music, or doing some quick stretches. If possible, take a few days off work and go on a relaxing trip.

Time management is skill that a person should possess in order to succeed in life. So starting developing your time management skills now with the help of the aforementioned tips, and say goodbye to the stressful days at work.

Feeling Lost? Here are a Few Inspirations  

 

Unfortunately, life is not just about sleeping and waking every day. Life is all about everything and sometimes it becomes immense that we cannot handle it. We either give up or continue to fight. For many Singaporeans, there is no giving up – only fighting. Ideally, we have to fight until we are contented with our life but what if we are feeling lost and empty?

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Is feeling lost and empty worth the fight? Of course, those who are successful will tell us that we give up if we feel lost and empty then reflect on the things that make us happy and start that life. For those who want a safe ground, despite the unhappiness, fighting is easier than giving up. At the end of the day, it is up to us.

When we are young, we have a determined path – we complete college and then look for the job. Finally, we have a job but what now? There will come a time that we will feel lost especially if we do not like our job. If we are torn whether to continue the stable but unhappy life or we give it up and finally do the things that we like, here are some inspirations that we can consider:

  • Ray Kroc: Not all people know about the man who built a massive food empire. McDonalds has millions of chains all over the world, including here in Singapore but we do not know the man behind its success. Believe it or not, Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonalds sold paper cups and milkshake mixers until he was 52 then decided to build his first store.

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  • Mary Kay Ash: Mary Kay Ash is the founder Mary Kay. She sold books until she was 45 and finally decided to create her own company that is now known to the world.
  • Andrea Bocelli: Andrea is a famous singer but before that, he was just a piano player at bars. He was 33 when he decided to amaze the world with his singing.
  • Sheldon Adelson: Sheldon is the Las Vegas Sands founder. Before that, he sold shampoos and realized that he is destined for another path when he was 30 years old.
  • Harrison Ford: The Hollywood famous Harrison Ford was a carpenter until his 30s. He realize that he is born for the limelight but it was not too late for him.

These people took an indirect path to their success. Some are very old when they discovered the things that they really want but it did not matter. We should always remember J.R.R Tolkien’s words “Not all those who wander are lost”.

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