What’s happening in a day?
First, you need to know how you spend your day, what your basic needs are and how long it takes. You can take note of these things you have done somewhere:
- The time I take for myself
- Work school
- Social life
Order of importance
You can arrange these works you do during the day in order of importance. It is important to determine the time of sleep you need, the time you spend on feeding, and the time you spend for yourself. Making a plan without meeting these basic needs or sparing a very limited amount of time will tire you and prevent you from sticking to the plan after a certain period of time. Balance should come into play here. You sleep only 5 hours a day and work 10 hours a day, leaving limited time for the rest of the work, and you become exhausted and inefficient when you cannot sleep. It is important to strike the balance and it is very helpful to listen to your body for this.
Set your goals
What do you want to do with this time management plan, what is your goal? Setting goals and setting a time to complete will help. At this point, you must identify the elements that are stealing your time and find ways to drive them away.
Yes, take a pen and paper in your hand and write down what and how long you want to spend, how much rest time is good for you, how you organized your daily plan. Likewise, write down your goals and the times you set to complete. Writing keeps you focused on this plan and is an important step in bringing it to real life.
Must be able to stick to the plan
You passed the easy part, made the plan. Now you have to spend your day sticking to the plan. But how? We have a few suggestions for this.
- In order not to be a prisoner of the daily plan, you should make a realistic plan and be flexible against unexpected events during the day.
- You can determine the hours you are productive and arrange your plan accordingly.
- To stay true to the plan, you must be able to say ‘no’ to those around you when necessary.
- You must stick to the start times in the plan sheet.
- You can get a small agenda every morning where you can take notes about the day and the plan.
- You can regularly evaluate the plan and yourself. Could I be efficient? Are these hours good for me and my body?
The traps of time
There may be many pitfalls that prevent you from spending your time efficiently and planned. You must see, recognize and stay away from these traps.
- Purposeless meetings
- Inability to communicate properly
- Incorrect information
- Dealing with multiple jobs, trying to finish
- Unexpected visits
- Trying to do every job personally
- Not being able to say no
- Social media
- Disorder, clutter
- Indecision and procrastination
You have made your plan, you have taken the necessary precautions, but you still feel that something is not right. Do not despair! Determining the best hours and making the best plan for you is not a day-long task. It takes time to get to know yourself, find your productive hours, and understand your capacity. In this process, you will find the most suitable plan for you by patiently trying different solutions.