Figuring out how to better manage your time can be a constant battle. At the end of the day the list only has 2 things checked off, you’ve missed an appointment that you swear you had on your calendar, and your late to just about everything. Does this sound like you? If so, you are not alone. Here we share some favorite habits that may make your life a bit easier:
- Write everything down. It’s been said that the faintest pen is stronger than the best memory. By writing it down, it won’t be forgotten. A great idea to stay on task is to keep a piece of paper (or digital notes) nearby so when a new idea or a task that you need to complete pops into your head, write it down, then stick with your original task until it’s complete. You can tackle the new one idea without losing focus on your first task.
- Use only one calendar. With today’s technology, digital calendars can be in your pocket, at your work station, and in the kitchen. They can be wherever and whenever you need them. So don’t leave the soccer schedule taped to the fridge, get all your activities and events on one central calendar! That way you don’t overlap planning activities and events.
- Don’t underestimate your time. If you feel like you are late to everything, then maybe it takes you longer to get ready than you think. Or maybe you don’t calculate the correct travel time. Sometimes just getting into the car can take a good 5 minutes. Start planning for more time than you think and plan to arrive early. This not only helps you to be on time, but allows for unplanned road blocks as well.