Time is money, so the necessity to manage your time efficiently is crucial, especially in a busy working environment. As co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, Paul Joseph shares his top 5 tips on how to manage your time effectively. These tips will ensure you are productive and efficient throughout the day.
Prioritising your tasks can make a huge difference to your work efficiency. Accumulate your week’s work to be done and prioritise anything urgent. Fish out the shorter tasks and get them done first.
It is much more efficient to get shorter tasks out of the way before tackling longer, more challenging tasks. Furthermore, concentration levels vary throughout the day. So designate the longer tasks for a time when you know you will be more focused..
2. Plan Productively
Planning productively is an absolute must when it comes to time management in the workplace. Without a plan of your work, organisational skills will go out the window. This may result in you forgetting about vital pieces of work.
Create an Action List on Microsoft Excel to enable you to manage your time in relation to the number of tasks you have. Plan ahead in the week by designating time frames to complete certain tasks and enjoy the freedom to manage your own work. Some tasks need doing every day. So by slotting in an hour every day to that particular task, you can make continuous progress. Rather than attempting to catch up if and when you have time.
Organization is a fundamental step in ensuring you are efficient in a workplace. And one way to boost these skills is through using a calendar.
Add information about meetings, events, deadlines or reminders to contact someone on a specific date into a calendar. This completely eliminates your chances of forgetting something. And therefore efficiently using your time in the workplace. Using a calendar will also increase your chances of completing deadlines early as you will be aware of future happenings.
Discover if you are a person who can multitask or not. If you can multitask, it may appear that you are completing tasks simultaneously. But if you can’t multitask, don’t force it.
If you do, chances are you will get confused with the different things you are doing at once and muddle up information. Concentrate on one thing at a time as you will get things done just as quickly as someone who can multitask.
5. Ignore distractions
Everyone has that one type of distraction – a mobile buzzing, online newspapers, online chats or even a co-worker bothering you. In reality, we can’t change the number of things that interrupt us but we can change how we deal with them. Switching off a mobile phone is the easiest way to eliminate distractions, which nowadays will also banish online chats as well. Ignoring as many distractions as possible will result in much higher concentration levels and productivity.
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About Paul Joseph:
Paul Joseph is co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide. He searches for the rare and hidden gems around the world and puts together exclusive and trend-setting holidays for those who would like to improve or maintain their health and fitness whilst on holiday. As well as a love of all things travel, Paul’s other love is exercise, cycling and yoga. Paul also contributes to the travel pages of various high-profile newspapers and magazines where he offers his expert advice on wellness holidays.
About Health and Fitness Travel:
Health and Fitness Travel is a global luxury wellness travel company that originated in the UK in 2010 and is committed to providing healthy holidays that enhance and change lives. Created by Paul Joseph and Adam Heathcote as a result of their passion for health and fitness travel and offering bespoke holidays to improve people’s well-being to lead happier and healthier lives.
Health and Fitness Travel offers clients a tailor-made seamless service with the very best health and fitness holidays, handpicked by its expert team, together with exclusive and added value packages with the best deals. As leading specialists, Health and Fitness Travel has also created their own collection of trademark healthy holidays in various destinations which include Fusion Fitness™ BodyBreaks™ and Discover Recover™, offering clients the best value and holiday experience. For more information visit: www.healthandfitnesstravel.com