A little Time Management

Small changes can save you time and headaches!

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.

Have you heard of “​Strategic Reserve Time”?

It consists of:

Basic job functions-How many hours to complete this work=Strategic Reserve Time

Put another way:

Time available to work- all scheduled work=Strategic Reserve Time

No matter how you slice it, there just aren’t enough hours in a day! Especially with day lights savings time sucking up the daylight! Here are a few things that help me manage my time:

  1.  Get an early start (the snooze button is your enemy!)

2. Make and use lists (don’t forget to look at them!).

3. Make a Schedule – and Stick to It (delineate a time to do each task).

4. Leave a buffer-time between tasks. 

5. Set your alarm (to alert you to stay on your schedule-but again, the snooze button is not your friend!). 

6. Prioritize (complete the most important tasks first -this way if you do run out of time, nothing catches fire).

7. Set some Boundaries (you can’t do EVERYTHING for everyone!).

8. Manage distractions (good ones and bad ones).

9. Do NOT Procrastinate (self explanatory).

10. Stay organized (save that extra 10 minutes while you look for your keys). 

Little changes can save you a lot of TIME and headaches!

Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


Five Stress-Free Tips for Juggling Work and School

by Kayla Matthews

Create a Morning Routine for Daily Success

by Allegra Staples
Photo by Madison Nickel on Unsplash

Three Easy Steps to Start Your Day in a Powerful Way

by Olga Roman
We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.