Six Substantial Strategies for Sticking to Your Schedule

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We all know that procrastination affects creativity, but sometimes, we’re unsure how to conquer it. Life hack: time management is key to beating the procrastination beast. It sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, many of us struggle with properly managing our time. It doesn’t have to be the end of everything, though! If you are one of those who aren’t sure how to make the most of your 24 hours, check out these six tips for time management.

  1. Prioritize with the Eisenhower Matrix:
  • Divide tasks into four categories:
    1. Urgent and Important (“Do”): Do it now.
    2. Important but Not Urgent (“Decide”): Schedule it.
    3. Urgent but Not Important (“Delegate): Find someone to do it for you.
    4. Neither Urgent nor Important (“Delete”): Get rid of it.
  1. Use Time Blocking:
  • Allocate specific blocks of time for different tasks or activities throughout your day.
  • Start with the most important task.
  • Block time in ways that work for you, such as by the hour or by the task.
  1. Follow the Two-Minute Rule:
  • If a task takes less than two minutes to complete, do it immediately.
  • This helps to quickly clear small tasks and prevents them from piling up.
  1. Set SMART Goals:
  • Ensure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.
  • This provides clarity for achieving tasks.
  1. Use Technology to Your Advantage:
  • Utilize apps and tools like Todoist, Trello, or Notion to organize and track tasks.
  • Set reminders and deadlines to keep yourself accountable.
  1. Practice the Pomodoro Technique:
  • Work for 25 minutes, then take a 5-minute break.
  • After four cycles, take a longer break (15-30 minutes).
  • This technique can help maintain focus and prevent burnout.
  • You can find a Pomodoro time here.
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AJ Jewell

Amber "AJ" Jewell started at in 2016 as a part-time admin assistant, quickly moving to be the 'Duchess of Flow" - making sure that the office is flowing smoothing. AJ is also an award-nominated author, homeschooling parent of three, an avid reader, and a college student.
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