Rhian Hopkins

Essential Time Management Tips

FIRST THE WORST

Tackle those jobs you don’t like first – get them out of the way. Know when you’re most productive and leave the tedious, tricky, or more taxing tasks for when you’re at your peak.

STICK TO THE LIST

Effective project management begins and ends with managing your own time.  Make a to-do list every day, and stick to it – things you can get to if something on your list is delayed or falls through.

LEARN TO PRIORITISE

Tasks will vary from day to day but some will be more important than others, so when you draw up your to-do list, mark the jobs that really must be done that day.

BEING A PROJECT MANAGER

Being a decent project manager is the fastest way to improve efficiency in your business if you find it tricky.

WORK IN FLEXIBILITY

Some days things won’t go as planned, so allow flexibility to swap things around.  And be realistic.  Don’t set unachievable goals.  Can you delegate any tasks?

EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY

It’s important to balance the pressures of running a business with taking time to relax, exercising eating healthily, and getting enough sleep all help boost your overall productivity.

REGULATE EMAIL

Checking your email every fine minute is the fastest way to reduce your efficiency.  Set a schedule for dealing with email, perhaps first thing in the morning and again in the afternoon, depending on where in the world your clients are based.

 

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