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Time Management Tips

It’s very easy to fall into the busy trap. “I’m too busy to do that” we catch ourselves saying all too often. We want to balance work, a social life, a healthy active lifestyle, enough sleep, and time for relaxation but we seem to come up short on time. With the New Year off to a start, you may have made a few new resolutions. Make the resolution that gives you your time back. We all have the same 24 hours in a day but how we manage that 24 hours makes the difference. Our time is our most valuable resource. Use these time management tips to make the most out of every day.

Afford-A-Potty’s Time Management Tips

 

Tip #1: Find out where you’re wasting your time

A staggering report stated that “the average American spends nearly half a day staring at a screen”.  This includes checking our social media accounts on our smartphones, watching television, playing video games, or using our personal computers/tablets. All of this becomes second nature to us and is made part of our daily routine. If this time was even just cut in half imagine all the time that could be used proactively. Actively make an effort to put down the device when you catch yourself and use your time wisely.  If you aren’t apart of this statistic you’re going to have to dig a little deeper to figure out exactly where your time is going. Once you realize where your free time is going you must make an effort to channel your energy into something proactive or you enjoy instead.

 

Tip #2: Make priority lists

Sure we all have a million things we need to get done on a daily basis whether it’s at work or chores around the house, it can sometimes be overwhelming. Instead of stressing make a priority task list. Organize everything that needs to be done in order of importance. When you complete your more important tasks first you won’t be wasting time concerned about something else that can wait.

 

Tip #3: Learn how to delegate and say no

For some, the word “no” is not in their vocabulary. When someone asks for a favor many of us feel the obligation to say yes. When it feels like your drowning and have no time, taking on additional unnecessary tasks will only make it worse. Instead of committing to something you know you’re not going to be able to do without experiencing stress, politely say “I would love to but right now I’m not going to be able to ____” and offer to help when you aren’t as busy.

If you are unable to turn down a task its okay to delegate someone else to do it. For example, if you’re at work swamped with a project and notice your co-worker not as busy asking them to assist you or even hand off some projects to them is completely acceptable. The quality of the work will be better because you won’t be rushing and the weight of a deadline is now lifted off your shoulders.

 

We here at Afford-A-Potty hope that you found these time management tips to be helpful. If you need a porta potty for any events call or contact us today to get a quote for portable restrooms!

 

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