Time is our most valuable resource. We get 24 hours in a day and 168 in a week and there’s nothing you can do to change that. What you can change is how efficiently and wisely you use those hours.
Improve your time management skills by:
1. Ruthlessly cutting away the unimportant. Most of the tasks we clutter up our days with actually don’t help us get closer to our goals. Instead, they distract us. By being ruthless with your to-do’s you can find more time to do work that truly matters.
2. Getting the most important work done first. Do the most important thing first each day. And it can be a great way to boost your productivity and save some time too. This approach works for a couple of reasons. Firstly, at the beginning of the day, you’re less likely to have unexpected tasks crop up and take away your time. Secondly, ticking an important task off your list early in the day also feels great and allows you to build up momentum for the rest of your day.
3. Communicating visually. Trying to explain something in written text can be time consuming and when time is of the essence, it can get very difficult to articulate exactly what you want to say. This is where visual communication can be a life-saver and help you to keep up momentum in your workday. Sometimes, the need to write a long-winded message or explanation can be negated by a simple screenshot or screen recording, saving you a ton of time.