8 useful publications on improving your time management skills

    Very often we feel stressed and overwhelmed with lots of tasks and responsibilities that fall on us on a daily basis. How to stay calm, but efficient - here are some useful readings that will help you with managing your tasks efficiently.

    6th Dec 2018
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    Very often we feel stressed and overwhelmed with lots of tasks and responsibilities that fall on us on a daily basis. How to stay calm, but efficient - all this can be achieved by mastering time management technique. Here are some useful readings you can use to upgrade your planning skills.

    Top 10 Time Management Myths

    Read time: 4 min.

    First, let’s take a look at some myths about time - what the common believes are and how they are connected with the reality.

    “We can manage time. We cannot manage time. Nor can we save it. Time ticks away relentlessly in spite of our efforts to control it. We are provided with 24 hours of time each day to use as we like. The key is in how we use that time. We can use it wisely, or we can waste it, but we can never save it. At the end of the day, it's gone.”

    So, let’s start from this - we will use further recommendations not to manage time, but to use it wisely.

    Six reasons people procrastinate

    Read time: 8 min. 

    One of the biggest problem is tendency to procrastinate - we all do it, just depends how often and to which scale. This publication will help to understand why people procrastinate. Understanding the reasons can help eliminating the factors provoking procrastination.

    #3. "I Don't Feel Like Doing It"

    Maker's schedule, manager's schedule

    Read time: 6 min. 

    A must read article from Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, describes 2 different approaches towards scheduling your work and how to combine them. 

    "When we were working on our own startup, back in the 90s, I evolved another trick for partitioning the day. I used to program from dinner till about 3 am every day, because at night no one could interrupt me. Then I'd sleep till about 11 am, and come in and work until dinner on what I called "business stuff." I never thought of it in these terms, but in effect I had two workdays each day, one on the manager's schedule and one on the maker's."

    10 ways to use your time wisely

    Read time: 4 min. 

    The article will give you 10 useful tips about planning and structuring your time - how to manage to do everything and not get stressed because of workload.

    Time management is a skill that takes time to develop and is different for each person. You just need to find what works best for you. 

    Work Smarter, Not Harder: 21 Time Management Tips to Hack Productivity

    Read time: 11 min. 

    The author of the article states that there is time for everything you want! It is just good organization that many of us are lacking. Here are 21 more techniques to reach all your goals.

    “Managing my time isn’t about squeezing as many tasks into my day as possible. It’s about simplifying how I work, doing things faster, and relieving stress”

    Why successful people work on one thing at a time

    Read time: 7 min.

    Like to multitask? Cannot live without your phone, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks? Well, you must know that it won't contribute to your success (unless your work is directly linked to those tools)

    Professor Gloria Mark from the University of California, Irvine, told Fast Company that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task after an interruption. Think about how many 23 minute chunks get wasted when you rapidly switch between tasks as you’re multitasking. Farhan called this time cost, “context switching.”

    You can read more articles about time management here:

    8 useful publications on improving your time management skills 

    What are the time management technique you are using? You can share your tips in comments! 

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