Time measures not only the amount of effort and dedication we put into something, but how we utilise it efficiently. Due to the second wave, many find themselves working from home or remotely when necessary.
Whilst spending time at home we oft forget that a lot of time-consuming things may leave us unable to stay up to date with our workload or keep up with our deadlines, thus needing some time management incorporated into our respective routines.
Use Your Own Space
Find a space and make it your own, not allowing any distractions or people to enter. By having an area that is completely your own, you will find it easier to focus on things you've been assigned, and having your own space aids productivity on a 'lazy day'.
Whether you work on a 9-5 basis, when working from home we need to understand that there is no set timetable, and therefore we need to set our own boundaries and limits when it comes to our work hours. That could been starting your day at a certain time and ending it accordingly, keeping in mind that after ending the day, you sign off.
By setting a time restraint for yourself your work will not get intertwined with private time, blurring the lines. By setting your time and boundaries and adjusting it reasonably, you may find it easier to cope with your workload.
Balance Balance Balance
Your energy is of the utmost importance. Be it when working profusely or resting, centering your energy level is essential. Whether you may be feeling fired up or low, manage your work accordingly. At home, or even at the office, avoiding burnout is key, where we manage our work according to the level of energy and mental strength we have at the time.
Plan your breaks strategically, so that you can maintain the same level of concentration without getting too tired. When working from home, we often clock in more hours than usual, leaving us more susceptible to energy drainage which interferes with our productivity. By taking small breaks and breathers in order to keep our mind at ease, we help boost productivity and are thus able to successfully power through the day!
Review Your Day
Whether going over what all you've accomplished over the day, note down what you can improve on and make a list of tasks that have been fulfilled. Reflection and revision of what's gone on helps with planning the next schedule if need be.
Time management is one of the most essential and useful things we can learn to do, not only easing the burdens in our life, but effectively helping us stay organised for what's to come in the future.