A PROCRASTINATORS GUIDE TO TIME MANAGEMENT
4 Ways to Improve Efficiency and Do More
TIP 1: TACKLE THE MOST DIFFICULT TASK
When we push the hard tasks to the end of the day, it takes a toll on our energy all day long. In the end, stressing for hours over the task we’re procrastinating negatively affects all the other tasks on our to-do list. For this reason, its smart to tackle the most difficult tasks early in your day or early in the project cycle.
TIP 2: BE RESPONSIBLE
If you live your life in a responsible way, you feel better about yourself. Protect the planet, for example, by recycling. Be kind to animals and serve as a role model. Are your daily tasks a positive contribution to the world, or do you spend your energy on tasks which may have a negative impact on yourself and others? A positive mind-set will be good for yourself and for your life. Learn from others who are successful and an inspiration!
- Be accountable of your actions
- Stop making excuses
- Learn from others
Here are some of the most inspiring people in the world of technology:
- Peter Cashmore – the founder of Mashable. This blog has been able to establish itself as the go-to website to finding trends in the digital world.
- Tim Cook – the CEO of Apple. He is the decision maker in a company that has revolutionized the way humans see and use technology.
- Virginia Rometty – the Chairwoman and CEO of IBM. She started working in IBM in 1991 and since then, she has skyrocketed to the top!
TIP 3: REWARD YOURSELF
A good strategy for tackling a long list of to-do items is to break up your day into segments. Create a to-do- list! Give yourself rewards for accomplishments. A coffee break or a snack break which consists of healthy items are a good day to motivate yourself and can keep you motivated. Other ways to reward yourself which may encourage your momentum and discourage procrastination include taking a long nap, hanging out with friends, or watching your favorite series on Netflix. Promise yourself a fun or tasty reward if you accomplish, for example, a list of your responsibilities before lunch time.
TIP 4: WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER
Become a master of scheduling and project planning, so that you know when to start those all-important projects. Work smarter and faster, not harder. How, you ask? If you work online (most people do), you may consider some of the free business tools offered by your web host. Some web hosting companies offer a complete library of important business tools – free. The most popular of these libraries is called Softaculous and it is an easy and fast way for you to install programs on your server. These tools are designed to help you accomplish more, faster!
300+ WEB TOOLS TO HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH MORE AND SAVE TIME
- Micro blogs
- CMS (such as WordPress and Joomla)
- Image galleries
- Social networking
- Ad management
- Polls and surveys
- Guest books
- Customer support tools
- Educational tools
- Database tools
HOW CAN THESE TIME MANAGEMENT TOOLS BE FREE?
Most web hosting accounts include a lot of tools designed to make your life and your website better. They are open source, and as such these software tools are typically a collaborative effort where programmers improve upon the source code and share the changes within the community so that other members can help improve it further.
WHERE CAN I GET THE TOOLS?
You can’t run a business—even a small one—without technology. You need computers, smartphones, file storage, a website, and a whole host of other tech assets. At the very minimum, your business will need a website and email. Email is the primary method of communication for most businesses, so without a website and email, clients can’t really find you online nor can they easily communicate with your business. A business website and email is an absolute necessity.
So how do you afford it all? The open-source community offers an array of programs that deliver professional-grade features without the big-business price tag.