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Time management is an important skill to cultivate. It can help you make the most out of each day, leading to success in areas like work and school. To manage your time, use your time productively by working in the right environment and prioritizing tasks. Minimize distractions by shutting off your phone and social media when necessary. Make sure to follow a daily schedule that allows you to make the most out of each day.

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Method 1 Method 1 of 3: Using Your Time Productively

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Life Coach Expert Interview. 16 October 2019.
Before making your list, write down categories in terms of important. For example, tasks labeled "urgent" must be done today. Tasks labeled "important, but not urgent" are important to do, but can wait. Tasks with labels like "low-priority" can be put off if necessary. List tasks under each category. For example, if you need to finish a report for work, that would be an urgent task. If you need to begin another work project, but the deadline is not for another two weeks, that would be an "important, but not urgent" task. 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Start off each day by knocking out the most important tasks on your list. [2] X Research source For example, if you have five e-mails you need to respond to and a report that must be proofread, do that as soon as you get into the office. Stop any unnecessary socializing before you start your priority tasks. Advertisement {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/4\/4d\/Make-Time-Pass-Quickly-when-Looking-Forward-to-Something-Step-11.jpg\/v4-460px-Make-Time-Pass-Quickly-when-Looking-Forward-to-Something-Step-11.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/4d\/Make-Time-Pass-Quickly-when-Looking-Forward-to-Something-Step-11.jpg\/aid12877-v4-728px-Make-Time-Pass-Quickly-when-Looking-Forward-to-Something-Step-11.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":" div class=\"mw-parser-output\" p License: a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https:\/\/creativecommons.org\/licenses\/by-nc-sa\/3.0\/\" Creative Commons \/a br \n \/p p br \/ \n \/p \/div "} 3 Keep some work with you at all times. Take advantage of your downtime by keeping work with you at all times. If you have a few stray minutes on the bus, use that to read something for school or work. If you're waiting in line at the grocery store, return some work e-mails on your phone. If you always have work on you, you can always be making the most of your time. [3] X Research source If you're a student, think about investing in some audiobooks or recording your lectures. 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Focus completely on one task at a time instead. You will get your work done quicker this way, allowing you to make the most of your time. [4] X Research source For example, return all your emails. Then, log out of your email account and move on to another task. Do not worry about your email for now. If you need to return more emails later in the day, you can do that after you complete the task at hand. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/3\/34\/Bring-Plants-Indoors-over-Winter-Step-8.jpg\/v4-460px-Bring-Plants-Indoors-over-Winter-Step-8.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/3\/34\/Bring-Plants-Indoors-over-Winter-Step-8.jpg\/aid12877-v4-728px-Bring-Plants-Indoors-over-Winter-Step-8.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":" div class=\"mw-parser-output\" p License: a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https:\/\/creativecommons.org\/licenses\/by-nc-sa\/3.0\/\" Creative Commons \/a br \n \/p p br \/ \n \/p \/div "} 5 Create the right environment to work. The environment you work in can help with your overall productivity. There are no strict rules about a work environment, so pick what feels right for you. Surround yourself with inspiring decorations that help you feel enthusiastic and passionate. These feelings will help you stay on task and be productive. [5] X Research source For example, maybe a particular artist inspires you. Invest in a few prints of their paintings and hang these up on your walls. If you can choose a particular space to work, choose a space free of distractions. Working in front of your television may be a bad idea, but maybe you can push a desk into the corner of your bedroom and work there. Advertisement

Method 2 Method 2 of 3: Minimizing Distractions

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If you find yourself impulsively reaching for the phone to procrastinate, you'll be met with a blank screen instead. [6] X Research source If it's necessary for you to have your phone on for work, place it across the room. If it's not as easy to access your phone, you're less likely to do it. You can also turn off any notifications on your phone that are not necessary to work. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/3\/3f\/Have-Fun-when-You%27re-Bored-at-Home-Step-8.jpg\/v4-460px-Have-Fun-when-You%27re-Bored-at-Home-Step-8.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/3\/3f\/Have-Fun-when-You%27re-Bored-at-Home-Step-8.jpg\/aid12877-v4-728px-Have-Fun-when-You%27re-Bored-at-Home-Step-8.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":" div class=\"mw-parser-output\" p License: a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https:\/\/creativecommons.org\/licenses\/by-nc-sa\/3.0\/\" Creative Commons \/a br \n \/p p br \/ \n \/p \/div "} 2 Close unnecessary browsers. These days, many people rely on their computers or the internet to get work done. Working with Facebook, Twitter, or other distracting sites in the background will adversely affect your time management skills. You also may become distracted if tabs are opened from old projects or irrelevant internet searches. Make a habit of closing tabs as soon as you're done on the site. Place all your focus on the sites that are necessary for your work. [7] X Research source Challenge yourself to only have one or two tabs opened at a time. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/0\/00\/Organize-Your-Time-Step-12.jpg\/v4-460px-Organize-Your-Time-Step-12.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/0\/00\/Organize-Your-Time-Step-12.jpg\/aid12877-v4-728px-Organize-Your-Time-Step-12.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":" div class=\"mw-parser-output\" p License: a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https:\/\/creativecommons.org\/licenses\/by-nc-sa\/3.0\/\" Creative Commons \/a br \n \/p p br \/ \n \/p \/div "} 3 Block social media. Sometimes, the temptation to log onto Facebook or Twitter is too great to avoid. If you have a problem with social media, there are many applications and websites you can use to temporarily block distracting sites. [8] X Research source SelfControl is an app for Mac users that blocks access to any sites you choose for a set period of time. It is free to download. If you need to get offline altogether, the app Freedom allows you to block your access to the internet for up to eight hours at a time. The Firefox add-on Leechblock allows you to limit your use of certain sites to a set period per day. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/6\/6b\/Stay-Focused-on-Writing-Step-8.jpg\/v4-460px-Stay-Focused-on-Writing-Step-8.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/6\/6b\/Stay-Focused-on-Writing-Step-8.jpg\/aid12877-v4-728px-Stay-Focused-on-Writing-Step-8.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":" div class=\"mw-parser-output\" p License: a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https:\/\/creativecommons.org\/licenses\/by-nc-sa\/3.0\/\" Creative Commons \/a br \n \/p p br \/ \n \/p \/div "} 4 Avoid interruptions as much as possible. Interruptions disrupt your workflow. If you're in the middle of a task and stop to do something else, it can be hard to get back into work mode. When you're working on a task, try to complete it before getting up to do something else. Other things can wait while you strive to complete something. [9] X Research source For example, if you realize you need to return an e-mail while you're in the middle of something else, do not stop to return the e-mail. Instead, jot down somewhere that you need to send the e-mail and get to it after you finish the task at hand. Keep in mind, sometimes disruptions are inevitable. If you receive an urgent phone call during a task, for example, you should definitely take the call. Do your best to avoid interruptions, but do not beat yourself up over the occasional distraction during your work. Advertisement

Method 3 Method 3 of 3: Adhering to a Daily Schedule

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Life Coach Expert Interview. 16 October 2019.
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This way, interruptions are less likely to take over and derail your day. [15] X Research source Schedule large breaks or interruptions in addition to tiny deviations from your work throughout the day. For example, plan to have an hour-long lunch at one in the afternoon each day and to watch half an hour of television to unwind after returning from work. You can also plan tiny interruptions during daily tasks. For example, say you're writing a paper. Allow yourself five minutes to check Facebook per 500 words you write. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/1\/10\/Be-a-Good-English-Teacher-Step-7-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Be-a-Good-English-Teacher-Step-7-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/1\/10\/Be-a-Good-English-Teacher-Step-7-Version-2.jpg\/aid12877-v4-728px-Be-a-Good-English-Teacher-Step-7-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":" div class=\"mw-parser-output\" p License: a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https:\/\/creativecommons.org\/licenses\/by-nc-sa\/3.0\/\" Creative Commons \/a br \n \/p p br \/ \n \/p \/div "} 5 Get some work done on the weekends. Weekends are important for unwinding, relaxing, and having fun, so don't go overboard. However, it can help to do a little work on the weekend. Think about the kind of small tasks that pile up over the weekend, making Mondays difficult. [16] X Research source For example, you could briefly check and review e-mails during the weekend and then send out a few so that you'll have fewer e-mails piled up by Monday. Alternatively, you can just flag those that will require immediate attention on Monday morning. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/2\/2f\/Treat-Depression-Naturally-Step-5.jpg\/v4-460px-Treat-Depression-Naturally-Step-5.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/2\/2f\/Treat-Depression-Naturally-Step-5.jpg\/aid12877-v4-728px-Treat-Depression-Naturally-Step-5.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":" div class=\"mw-parser-output\" p License: a target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow noreferrer noopener\" class=\"external text\" href=\"https:\/\/creativecommons.org\/licenses\/by-nc-sa\/3.0\/\" Creative Commons \/a br \n \/p p br \/ \n \/p \/div "} 6 Stick to a sleep schedule. If you want to manage your time, a solid sleep schedule is vital. A good sleep schedule ensures you'll wake up early in the morning and be ready for the day. To maintain a sleep schedule, go to bed and wake up at roughly the same time each day, even on the weekends. Your body will adapt to your sleep/wake cycle, and you'll begin to feel tired at your bedtime and energetic in the mornings. [17] X Research source Advertisement

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Life Coach Alyssa Chang is a nutrition coach and trainer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She uses her extensive background in brain-based neuroscience to work with clients on improving their connections with their brain and body to heal, reach goals, and move pain-free. She holds a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness from the California State University, East Bay and is certified in Precision Nutrition, Z-health Performance and is certified by the National Council for Strength and Fitness. Alyssa Chang Life Coach Expert Answer

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I'm a big fan of the old school pen and paper list. Jot down everything you want to do over the course of a day and then strategize. I think it's a lot easier to visualize tasks when they're written down, and it's super satisfying to cross things off as you accomplish them. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 3 Question What happens if I get distracted a lot? Alyssa Chang
Life Coach Alyssa Chang is a nutrition coach and trainer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She uses her extensive background in brain-based neuroscience to work with clients on improving their connections with their brain and body to heal, reach goals, and move pain-free. She holds a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness from the California State University, East Bay and is certified in Precision Nutrition, Z-health Performance and is certified by the National Council for Strength and Fitness. Alyssa Chang Life Coach Expert Answer

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Distractions are totally normal, and we're surrounded by distractions everywhere. It's important to just acknowledge this and accept that distractions are going to happen. Just set cut-off times for tasks that are zapping your energy and attention. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 1 Helpful 9 Question What's the best way to take a break? Alyssa Chang
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I'm a fan of taking mindful breaks. Put the technology down, close your eyes for a second, and do some mindfulness meditation or relaxation. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 0 Helpful 15 Question I always say I will finish my homework when I'm done with a game but one game turns into multiple games and I never get it finished until the day before the due date. How do I know when to stop? Klare Heston, LCSW
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Try limiting your game time by using one of the apps that limit your access to your Internet. Also, use your digital scheduler to alert you that it is time to begin your homework. If necessary, ask someone in your household to come and turn your TV/computer off at a certain time. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 8 Helpful 96 Question How can I find adequate time for my family while living and working in our demanding society? Klare Heston, LCSW
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Time management can help you make time for your family. Set aside regular time for your family and try to stick with it no matter what. Put it into your digital scheduler. Also, make sure you are being as organized and productive at work as possible. Some people find it helpful to arrive a half hour early and begin when things are quiet. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 9 Helpful 52 Ask a Question 200 characters left Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Submit Advertisement

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Be flexible and relax . Allow for the unexpected in life. Other things may take precedence over a rigid and methodical routine. With most unusual circumstances, it may take no more than an hour or a few days to return to your usual schedule. Thanks! Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0 Create an image of how you want to see yourself in the future. Keep envisioning that image each time you feel like postponing any task. Work on becoming that person by doing specific things to get closer to achieving your goal. Thanks! Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0 Advertisement

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Co-authored by: Alyssa Chang Life Coach This article was co-authored by Alyssa Chang . Alyssa Chang is a nutrition coach and trainer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She uses her extensive background in brain-based neuroscience to work with clients on improving their connections with their brain and body to heal, reach goals, and move pain-free. She holds a BS in Kinesiology and Exercise, Nutrition and Wellness from the California State University, East Bay and is certified in Precision Nutrition, Z-health Performance and is certified by the National Council for Strength and Fitness. This article has been viewed 1,819,816 times. 1 votes - 0% Co-authors: 122 Updated: May 18, 2022 Views:  1,819,816 Categories: Time Management Article Summary X

To manage your time, start by listing your tasks in order of importance so you know what needs to be done first. Next, use your downtime to get work done, like returning work emails while in line at the grocery store or reading for work or school while on the bus. However, try to avoid multitasking work tasks as this can lead to less productivity since your focus will be scattered. Indeed, when possible, minimize distractions by turning off your phone, closing unnecessary browsers, and blocking social media. To learn how to stick to a daily schedule to best manage your time, keep reading! Did this summary help you? Yes No

In other languages Français: bien gérer son temps Italiano: Organizzare il Proprio Tempo Español: administrar tu tiempo Nederlands: Je tijd beheren Русский: правильно распределить свое время 中文: 管理时间 Bahasa Indonesia: Mengatur Waktu 日本語: 時間を有効に使うための時間管理 한국어: 시간을 잘 관리하는 방법 हिन्दी: टाइम मैनेज करें ไทย: จัดการเวลาตัวเอง Tiếng Việt: Quản lý Thời gian العربية: إدارة الوقت Print Send fan mail to authors Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 1,819,816 times.

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