Updated: Apr 18
Learn to control your time instead of letting time control you. Effective time management in the workplace will help you accomplish not only your daily tasks but your larger life goals.
Time management skills are crucial for better productivity in the workplace. We all have the same amount of time available to us in a day, but some can accomplish more in 24 hours than most of us. These high-performers are those who know the importance of time management and have sharpened their skills.
Effective time management is the primary factor that demarcates average professionals fromhighly-efficient professionals. The key is in controlling the time you have in your hand instead of letting it control you. You have to deploy effective time management skills in the workplace and beyond to use those 24 hours to the fullest.
5 Essential Components of Time Management
To make the most of your time and achieve your goals, you must create a mental shift about the importance of time management. Being good at time management in the workplace will help you produce high-quality work and avoid stress at the same time. Here are 5 aspects of time management you need to take control of to become a high-achieving performer.
Time management starts with a crucial reason, i.e.; your purpose. Whether you want to build a successful career, pursue a passion in your life or make time for your health and wellness, in every case, you need to incorporate effective time management skills in your life.
Using your time smartly to pursue the purpose(s) you value the most will not only bring you success but also provide you a sense feeling of fulfilment. Finding your purpose leads to better productivity and smooth work-life integration. You must find your “why” for good time management.
Time management skills are not just about time but your entire mindset. If you think there just aren’t enough hours in the day, you’re defeated before you’ve even begun. You need to get rid of such limiting beliefs that are holding you back from committing to your purpose.
Create an empowering perspective around your ability and purpose to allow yourself to improve your time management skills.
Focus is a crucial mental skill that enables you to take action without procrastination and to maintain your attention and efforts till your goals are achieved. If the tasks that you need to complete aren’t aligned with your core values, you will never find the time to complete them. Acquire clarity on what you want, align it with the actions you need to take along with a stipulated time frame and you will be able to accomplish them efficiently
Once you determine what you want, then create smaller goals leading to a bigger goal or an ultimate dream. When you have an overwhelming number of tasks, you can boost your productivity by grouping all related tasks into smaller groups. By batching similar tasks together, you not only save time but also prevent your brain from getting fatigued.
Learn to effectively direct your energy to meaningful tasks to get the results you want. Learn and use Eisenhower’s Urgent-Important Matrix to prioritise your task and increase the quality of work. This approach saves you from time-consuming tasks that don’t match with your goals. You yield more value from your time and efforts with smart prioritisation.
Master effective time management in the workplace by covering these aspects, and you will get more time to relax, reduced stress, enhance your productivity and work-life balance. Sharpen your time management skills and start achieving your dreams.
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Smita D Jain is a Certified Life Coach, Executive Coach and NLP Practitioner. Smita’s ‘Empower Yourself’ Personal Clarity Coaching Programs enable busy professionals unhappy in their jobs to tap into their passions and transform them into professions so that they work because they want to, not because they have to.
Prior to her journey as a coach, Smita had extensive experience of 14 years as a corporate and business strategy professional with Fortune 500 companies. She is also a speaker at various public forums, a published writer, and an Amazon bestselling author.
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