How can you multitask, organize your time at work, and remember to rest? Time management techniques can help! Today we will tell you about our favorite methods.
The first step in time management at work is setting priorities. To do this, we use the "Eisenhower Matrix": tasks are divided into groups of urgency and importance.
- A is an urgent and important matter.
- B is not urgent, but important.
- C is urgent, but not important.
- D is not urgent or important.
The order in which the task is placed depends on which group it falls into.
The next step is planning. The 10-3-2-1-0 method. This formula describes a healthy work schedule and personal time:
10 hours before bed: No more caffeine.
3 hours before bed: No more food or alcohol.
2 hours before bed: No more work.
1 hour before bed: No more screen time (phones, TVs and computers).
0: The number of times you'll need to hit snooze in the AM.
Next is the organization of work and leisure. "Pomodoro technique": start a timer for 25 minutes and work hard all this time, then take a break for 5 minutes. After 4 repetitions, take a long break for 20-25 minutes. The technique helps to constantly alternate work and rest and not to overexert yourself.
Another of our favourite methods that helps to cope with procrastination is "At least N minutes". If you don't want to do anything, try starting with at least a few minutes per task, whether it's 5 or 10. This way, the person stops thinking that they are being forced to do something, which makes further work much easier.