Top Concerns

Nine Tips for Time Management

Plan and Organize
Organize in a way that makes sense to you (monthly calendar, weekly schedule, daily planner).

Set Goals
Set goals which are specific, realistic, measurable, and achievable.

Stop Avoiding/Break Up Larger Tasks
If you're avoiding a task, break it down into smaller tasks. By doing a little at a time, you'll reach a point where you'll want to finish.

Be Flexible
Allow time for interruptions and distractions. Plan 50% or less of your time to allow for flexibility to handle interruptions and the unplanned "emergency."

Work When You Have Energy
Are you at your best in the morning, afternoon, or evening? Use that time of the day for your top priorities.

Avoid Perfectionism
Perfect is not real! Aim to do your best and refrain from paying unnecessary attention to minor details.

Learn to Say "No"
Focus on your goals may help you say "No" to unnecessary interruptions. Block time for important priorities such as family, friends, and relaxation.

Reward Yourself
Even for small successes, celebrate the achievement of goals. Promise yourself a reward for completing each task. Doing so will help you maintain the balance between work and play.

Get Some Space and Take a Break
Take breaks throughout the day to do something you enjoy! This will help you regain concentration and focus when you return to the project!