Stress is Everywhere!
When stressed, your work will show it. Stress is an energy eater, and will stop production in its tracks.
Minimizing stress will lead to better focus and increase time management.
Let’s look at some steps to help you manage your time and keep you on top of your schedule.
- Make to do lists (write down everything). When you can see what needs to be done, there’s a greater chance of getting them done and then scratch them off. Something as simple as ‘brush teeth’ should be written down.
- Put a time on tasks. An example of this is: If you know it only takes 5 minutes to brush your teeth then you should write down 9:00-9:05 brush teeth, scratch it off.
- No interruptions. Interruptions and distractions are of the devil. They come to kill time and productivity. Turn that cell on mute, write down a specific time to check email, and get to work.
- Use “extra time” wisely. You’re probably saying, “I never have extra time.” Anytime there are a few extra minutes in your day where you find yourself waiting, that is when you can complete some of the smaller tasks on your list. Extra time may come in the form of: doctor visits (waiting room), sitting in traffic (remember to lock your doors), or even at the salon or barber shop.