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Scheduling Tips to Try This Month

Do you ever find yourself wondering where your time went, yearning for more daylight, or wishing for more you time? 

One of the best ways to boost your productivity, stay on top of your commitments, and feel more in control of your week is to schedule out as much of your day as possible. 

You will become a scheduling pro if you: 

Make It a Habit.

Create and stick to a schedule each week. It may surprise you, but planning ahead is one of the best ways to give yourself more free time and wriggle room. Knocking out your goals and responsibilities will give you the ability to address surprises and situations with clarity and flexibility. 

Time Block.

Want to get more out of your schedule? Assess your to-do list. You may notice similar types of tasks on your plate. When it’s time to create your schedule for your week, group these activities together. For example, instead of checking your email every fifteen minutes, consider designating specific times of your day to address your correspondences, such as your email and business-related text messages. 

Avoid Multitasking. 

If you want to make the most of your time and optimize your productivity, don’t multitask! While it may seem like a good use of your time, you are likely not performing to the best of your ability if you are frequently interrupting and changing tasks. 

Switching between different activities can train your brain in ways that make it harder to focus on larger and more challenging responsibilities in the future. Instead of multitasking, push yourself to focus on each assignment one at a time. If you want to improve your productivity and break a habit of multitasking, work in and under conditions that will not divide your attention. For example, if your work environment is noisy, consider investing in noise-canceling headphones that enable you to focus. 

Schedule Mealtimes. 

Many people have the bad habit of snacking and caffeinating all day, instead of nourishing themselves with intentional, well-balanced meals. Sugar, large amounts of caffeine, and lack of protein can lead to headaches, fatigue, and poorer performance overall. Schedule time to eat real food during your day. Give yourself adequate nutrition, and you will see your productivity soar!

Schedule Self-Care. 

Everyone needs time to recharge their batteries! Take time each week to move, stretch, and recover. You do not need to become an exercise junkie; if you can get in roughly ten thousand steps a day, you will greatly reduce your daily stress, as well as set yourself up for fewer health issues in the future. If you are struggling to get the doctor-recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night, assess your habits. You might want to reconsider your schedule (and reassess your caffeine consumption) in the interest of getting a healthy amount of sleep. 

More ways to organize your time and achieve your goals are available at the Syncis Money Blog today.