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Time Management Tips

Improve Your Time Management Skills


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Do you often feel like you have more things to do than you have time to do them? Here are tips to help you improve your time management skills both at work and at home.


  • Keep Prioritized "to do" Lists: List tasks you must complete in order of priority (most important to least important). Cross off items as you complete them.


  • Schedule Breaks: Schedule breaks at regular times. You'll be less likely to goof off when you should be working.


  • Learn to Delegate: Don't try to do it all yourself. Assign jobs to others.


  • Get Organized: It's much easier to accomplish tasks if your work area is organized.


  • Learn to Say "No" to Your Boss: What can you do when your boss gives you more work than you can complete on time? It's better to turn down an assignment than fail to complete it.


  • Stop Procratinating: Procrastination can ruin your career if it results in completing projects late or not at all.


  • Get Enough Sleep: Although it's tempting to work long hours, in the end you're actually less efficient when you're tired.

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