Category: Life

Hectic Time Management

While the rest of the world is on a 9-5 schedule you might not be and for you the rest of the world is hard to keep up with. While it might seem like a negative it is actually a positive as you can really get more done while the rest of the world is doing what everyone else is doing.

The best times of the day to get anything does is either early in the morning or late at night. If you are a mid day worker or night worker this can be perfect for you. Shopping is a breeze from 9-11am or 12am-on. No lines no parking issues. No problems period. The gyms are dead, the roads are clear and everything is a breeze.

Being able to juggle your time so that you are most productive is the key to managing your time. It makes sense that the real time savers are doing the things you do daily at a time when other are not also doing them. A supermarket run time is cut from 3 hours to 1 when you shop while everyone else is home sleeping. Your workout is much easier when the machines are available and there are no lines.

There are no hard and fast rules, but here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

  • If it needs to be done in the next fifteen minutes or so, task-switch. Otherwise, focus: When you’re in a constant rush and under pressure, it can feel like every little thing is an emergency. However, not everything is critical. If you have three tasks to accomplish and they all need to be done in the next fifteen minutes, try to rapidly switch tasks. Otherwise, focus on one part until it’s done, then move on to the next.
  • If you can, run it in the background while you do other things: Running a washing machine takes five minutes to start and it can do an hour of work while you do other things.
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