How Can You Better Manage Your Time at Work?
In any type of job, there will be instances when there seems to be no time for you to accomplish or finish everything task before the day ends. This usually happens when the all tasks are piled up and you have to finish all of them in a single day. Due to the lack of time, you end up either only finishing a certain amount of tasks or none at all. However, these things won’t happen if you manage your time well at work. Personally, at the start of the day, the first thing I should do is list down all the things I need to do for the day and rank them according to the level of priority.
Afterwards, I would first work on the tasks that have the highest level of priority and see to it that I finish it as quick and as flawlessly as possible. For example, when studying for major examinations, I should first study the subjects that I find difficult to understand before I study the subjects that are easier for me. In short, in order for me to better manage my time at work, the most important thing I should do first is to set my priorities so that I know which among the daily tasks I should finish first.
Focusing on the task at hand is another key trait in managing one’s time effectively at work. When a task is assigned to me, I should make sure that my attention and all my efforts are concentrated on finishing that task. For example, when working on a project or a research paper, I should make sure that I only do things that are related to my project and temporarily avoid anything that could distract me from my task, such as the television and the computer, among others.
Unnecessary small talk, delays, and other form of distractions can easily hinder me from accomplishing the task at hand. On the other hand, focusing on doing my work as efficiently as possible helps speed up the time it takes to finish that task. Moreover, setting goals is also vital in managing time at work. Once I start a task, I should always work hard on accomplishing the goals I’ve set. Setting goals basically gives purpose in what I am doing.
In class, for example, my basic goal should be to finish my education and move up to the next level. In addition, another thing that could help manage my time better is to find motivation or inspiration that would drive me to finish the task at hand. This basically means focusing on the satisfaction or the rewards that I would receive if I effectively finish my task on time. For example, while studying in school, the source of motivation or inspiration should be getting good grades and receiving honors.
However, among all the things that could help me better manage my time is to find all the reasons to do my work. In any type of work, there will always be times when I could offer excuses not to do my work. In order to better manage my time, instead looking for excuses not to being working, I should find all reasons for me to start doing my work. Over-all, for me, better time management at work basically means setting and organizing priorities, focusing on the task at hand and avoiding delay, and setting goals for me to accomplish.