Do you feel that you would need the day to have more hours? Do you think that that way time would reach you? Everybody lives running, without knowing many times behind what. The truth is that time is the only thing that we cannot recover, It is the most precious thing we have and that is why we have to take care of it and give it its value. What we can try is to optimize it, be more productive so that you perform better and not feel like you're running without a clear goal. But what price are we willing to pay to achieve that much desired performance? High productivity is often associated with stress, but, actually, we propose the opposite: Better organize yourself to lower your stress level! And this applies to both the workplace and the staff.
"By becoming aware, by learning to manage your time better, you will get closer to your goals much faster and to abandon the habit of procrastinating".
- PRIORITIZING COMES FIRST
Do you have an endless list of things you "have to do"? Make a stop. Learn to prioritize. We live stressed and with the illusion that one day we will have free time to dedicate ourselves to that hobby that we love or that project that we long for.. So we suggest that you separate professional issues from personal ones and assign them the category of urgent, important and unimportant to be able to accommodate all your projects. On the other hand ... how difficult it is sometimes to say no! But it is important to learn to keep an agenda aligned with your own wishes, and not to outsiders. So, to be able to prioritize, it is key that you put your tasks above those that others ask of you.
- YOUR MIND IS NOT AN AGENDA
It is impossible for your brain to store everything you have to do. Eliminate that unnecessary information overload and opt for the paper agenda, the cell phone or any alternative that you find.
- Write down absolutely everything, be private or work, important or secondary, to generate the habit
- I distinguished what is personal from work, for example, with a different color
- Check your schedule every morning and check if you need to add something or simply visualize clearly what is programmed
- Always carry your agenda with you and do not accept any meeting or commitment without consulting it
- At the time of scheduling, try to be aware of what you will be able to do. Don't overload your schedule
- And remember: what is not scheduled, it is not done, does not exist!
- MADRUGAR IS ACTIVATING
According to several scientific studies, most of us are most productive in the early hours of the day. They are the ideal hours to carry out activities that involve creativity. However, It is common for us to procrastinate during the day the tasks that are more complicated for us. Get into the habit of starting the day doing what takes you the most effort first thing in the morning. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have been known to wake up very early! And they will know about this, ¿no?
- LEISURE IS PRODUCTIVE
All those activities we do in our free time, generally recreational and that have nothing to do with our work, they are more valuable than you think. Many companies incorporated the theme of leisure in the workplace to boost the performance of their employees, no matter the size of the business, feeling happy in their jobs, increase your productivity. If you are an entrepreneur or you work from home: It is essential that you establish your own schedules and cuts to achieve that much-needed balance on your own!
- TOMATO TECHNIQUE
Consists in devote time of absolute concentration to a task (usually, of 25 minutes), without any interruption. After each pomodoro block, a short pause period occurs (is usually from 5 minutes). A pomodoro cannot be paused or split; if it is not possible to postpone the interruption, the pomodoro is canceled and then restarted. For this it is necessary to eliminate any type of distraction agents such as the cell phone or the consultation of social networks while we carry out the task.
- NO AL MULTITASKING
We are used to doing several things at the same time: job, housework, tasks related to childcare, organization, decision making, that's enough! This is proven to increase stress and anxiety, with the consequent physical and mental exhaustion. further, lowers the efficiency of the tasks that we develop simultaneously. So, try to “attack” the topics one at a time. The issue of prioritizing takes center stage again and you have to be able to discern between what is urgent and what is not so much. And if you work at home, the working hours are that and nothing else! Neither the washing machine nor a pudding for the oven is part of the process. Definitely, becoming aware and learning to manage your time better, making use of available management techniques, you are going to get closer to your goals much faster and to give up the habit of procrastinating: What are you going to change in your routine starting tomorrow to get more out of your time??
METODO GTD (getting things done)
David Allen created this method that proposes a serene state of mind, like that of a calm lake, to focus on the present and be more efficient in what you do. To make your mind calm like water, the GTD method proposes to externalize your mind in a trust system to keep your head empty.
Por Sandra Felsenstein
Director and founder of DINKA