During the day we all have a limited amount of time to get your tasks completed, and sometimes it can become overwhelming when it can become busier. When life starts getting busier it becomes important to manage your time more effectively, and for those who feel time pressures, you can follow these simple tips to improve productivity:

  1. Prioritise wisely

Prioritising will help you to select tasks which are more important at every stage. Give importance to those tasks and spend more energy, time and attention to them. While you have many tasks to do, you will never have enough time to complete all of them.

Write down the three or four “very important” or “urgent” tasks that you have to complete. Prepare a checklist and strike off the tasks completed one by one to mark your achievement and to summarise and prioritise your next day.

  1. Plan ahead

The worst mistake you can end up doing is starting your day without planning. Planning your day gives you a brief idea about what is to be done. Planning your day will help you to bridge the gap between making mistakes and unfinished tasks.

You can plan the things the night before and take 15 minutes to jot down a list of the important tasks for the next day or you can reach your desk a little early in the morning and prioritise your tasks for the day. This will help you to smoothly carry out all the functions.

  1. Eliminate distractions

Track and eliminate the interruptions that you face while performing an important task. Keep away from social media and similar distractions which not only waste your precious time during work but also reduce your efficiency and focus.

  1. Take care of yourself

Ensure that you sleep properly and exercise regularly as it is necessary for an alert mind. Be very precise about not wasting your time on non-important activities.

When you next feel the time pressure whether it is at work or in your personal life, try one of the tips to help effectively manage your time.