10 Tips to Manage Your Time More Effectively

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
1. Keep a "to do" list and prioritize it on a daily basis - use a daily planner or an electronic tool to manage and track your "to do" list.

2. Schedule time on your calendar to work on your projects - block at least 2 - 3 hour increments (no phone, no email, no internet).

3. Set aside an hour in the morning to review and answer emails.

4. Set aside an hour mid-afternoon to respond to phone calls.

5. If someone "pops in" while you are working, explain you have a deadline and schedule time to devote to them later in the day or the next day.

6. For larger projects, develop a project plan with detailed task lists and milestones to reach.

7. Stay organized - keep your files - whether on your desk, in the cabinet or on the computer - in order and properly labeled so you can find what you need quickly.

8. Set goals of what is important to you and what you want to accomplish - if something is unimportant or non-value-add - remove it from your list of things to do.

9. Too much going on regularly - keep a notebook of everything you do over a week time period to determine where you are spending time that isn't productive.

10. Learn how to delegate - you don't have to do it all yourself.
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