Jun 27 2012

7 Top Tips for Time Management

1. Save time when banking
On your next visit to the bank, get copies of bank forms that are usually available at the counters. Store them in a place where you can easily find them.The next time you need to do another transaction, fill out the forms beforehand.

2. Consider your body’s “peak time”, the time of the day when you are at your best. Use that time to accomplish major tasks and do less important, shorter ones when you start to run out of steam. Even if you feel tired, you will also gain a great sense of accomplishment at how many things you have managed to clear off your to do list.

3. Start your day 15 minutes earlier.
If you can manage to get up 15 minutes earlier or shave 15 minutes off your schedule by getting ready for the morning the night before and/or cutting down on commuting time, you can become more productive due to less distractions during what are usually going to be the usual hours of 9 to 5 in the office.

4. Use your computer to create templates of documents you use on a regular basis, such as letters, reports, invoices, and other spreadsheets. You can always modify these templates according to your needs and have them handy in folders as well in case you ever have to refer back to the correspondence..

5. Locate your files faster by using different colored labels on your file folders. You will easily find the files you need because of the color codes.

6. Create a list of frequently called numbers. You can save a lot of time locating names individually. Your speed dial list should be for the most important people and clients in your life.

7. Create a list of things you can accomplish in fifteen minutes or less, such as writing a letter, clearing your drawers, using social media to promote your business, and so on. The next time you find yourself with time to spare, choose items from your list.

FURTHER READING:

How to Manage Your Time Each Day: Essential Time Management Skills

How to Create an Organized and Productive Home Office

Successful Social Media Marketing In 15 Minutes A Day

Your Green Business Start-Up Guide: How to Start and Run a Sustainable Business