Time management is one of the few skills that can help you reduce your stress. As we aging we have more things to do and we need to learn how to manage time. Here are a few tips that can help.
We all have to do list and not enough time to get everything done. What we forget is to prioritize the tasks. Yes we might need to buy bread and send a cart to grandma within our tasks, but before getting overwhelmed, first think: which one is a priority, if you don’t buy bread you might not be able to eat dinner tonight, but maybe grandma’s greeting card can wait till tomorrow. So we don’t need a to do list, we need a priority list.
Due date and goals:
If a project is big, try to get portion of the project done everyday. That way you get to finish your other daily tasks as well. When we delay a project sometimes, it can take up more time and money to compensate.
Don’t be afraid of outsourcing. Sometimes outsourcing and spending some money can overall save you more money. Imagine you have to install the Christmas lights, work, shop, and have your other regular tasks. Why not outsource the little task of installing Christmas lights and save yourself the headache. That way you can focus on more important tasks and maybe even create more money.
There are websites like www.Selectina.com that helps you get the best price for different tasks around the house.
Keep a positive attitude:
Don’t get frustrated, and try to keep a positive attitude. Frustration and anger is a wasted energy and will slow you down. These feelings are not constructive. Instead keep a positive attitude and keep track of your progress. Take breaks and encourage yourself.
Find out what are the things that distracts you. Sometimes you better turn your phone off and focus on the task at hand. If you have that chatty colleague, it is not a bad idea to ask her to postpone the chat for lunchtime.