Becoming a master in time management will not happen overnight. However, there are few small things you can do every morning that will help you achieve that. These little life hacks are an important part of your individual development and abilities.
To refine your time management talents you have to start with the very basics of your daily life. These are the
5 Things to Do Every Morning to Improve Your Performance
Boost your energy. I would suppose you did not expect to see an exercise advice in this list. However, you will find that waking up and starting your day actively will help you increase your productivity and performance. Instead of having a lazy morning, try and give your body 10-20 minutes to wake up by making some stretching, yoga or other exercises that will make the blood rush to your brain and muscles.
Do not skip breakfast. I know this is hard to many people since they wake up, drink a cup-a-coffee as quickly as possible, and rush to the workplace eating a fast snack or nothing at all. This is stressful for your body, drains you out of energy and effectively decreases your productivity, focus and even ruins your mood. Once you are done with some active body stretching, give yourself a nourishing and easy to digest breakfast. You will feel calmer, energized, and more focused.
Prioritize. Always start your work day with the difficult and most important tasks. Give yourself the time to think them through and plan, creating the best solution to quickly take them off your to-do list with flying colors. Why the hardest first? Because you will be fully awake, you will have more energy and, therefore, be more focused and productive. Yes, focus and productivity are critical for your time management abilities.
Start timing yourself from the morning. Timing our work is an essential part of attaining best time management skills. If we wish to optimize how we use our time we must know how much time we apply for everything we do, when is our activity high and when are we hitting the lows. That is why timing yourself will help you clearly see what makes you struggle and how to fix that. Time tracking and productivity are essential for the development of our individual skills.
Consult and communicate. Consulting and clarifying what has to be done during the day in the morning is also significant. This will save you the trouble of repeating and redoing. Avoiding unnecessary time lost is essential. By coordinating with your coworkers, subordinates and employees you will increase the overall productivity and decrease the mistakes that result from miscommunication.
Increasing your day-to-day productivity is possible if you start timing yourself and communicating. But as noted above, utilizing and taking care of your bodily energy is also important. Do not skip a day to tend to your health. You cannot be successful for long if you neglect basic needs like these.