Finding a work-life balance can be challenging, especially when working in a high-pressure office environment. Still, there are some handy tips that you can employ to help you work more efficiently, take care of your family, and still find that “me time” you need to unwind. Here’s how you can optimize your time management.
Use a Timer
Allocate a set amount of time, between 20 and 30 minutes, to do work before taking a small five to ten-minute break. Then, continue working. By dedicating a certain period of time to your work without other distractions, you can complete your tasks much quicker without wasting time.
Set Your Daily Goals
Think of all the goals you wish to achieve in a given day. They could range from a project at work to taking kids to piano lessons or even a meetup with an old friend. No matter what they may be, allocating time to work on your goals and establishing a deadline makes them more concrete and achievable.
Thankfully, technology is making time management easier than ever before. Set reminders on your smartphone calendar so that you don’t miss out on completing your daily tasks. There are also time management apps like Todoist to help you plan for all different life events.