We know you ladies have heard the saying "We have the same 24 hours as Beyonce'" several times! Well it's true..we really do! We have the same 24 hours as everybody actually! What we do daily effects how productive we are with reaching our long term and short term goals. One thing we can say about Queen Bey is that she uses her 24 hours pretty effectively... clearly! Time management is a very powerful skill to have. If you can conquer the art of time management, you can conquer anything! Check out our best time management tips below and find your inner BEY!!!
MORNINGS ARE FOR PRIORITIES
Setting goals early in the morning for what you want to get accomplished through out the day plays a key part in how you will spend your time that day. It's best to focus on your priorities early in the morning because you have most of your energy in the morning. Try working on your most important task from 8AM to 12 noon.
SCHEDULE EMAIL RESPONSE TIMES
It's so easy to forget to respond to an email. That's why it's important to set specific times for responding to emails so that you aren't missing anything important or leaving anybody hanging.
ELIMINATE BAD HABITS
We waste the most time on bad habits! Whether thats watching too much television, talking on the phone all day, or taking unnecessary lunch meetings. We are all guilty of it. We know it's going to be hard at first but you have to mentally train your mind to eliminate these bad habits. Once you rid of your bad habits you will find yourself with a lot more free time on your hands to do more important things.
MAKE TO-DO LIST IN EVENING TO PREP FOR NEXT DAY
Making a to-do-list to every evening will definitely give you a head start for having a super productive morning!
MONITOR THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Put down your phone! Instagram will be there all night, but your time will fly past you. Try scrolling on Instagram and Facebook only when you are taking your work breaks. Social media can be addicting, and very time consuming.
If your work space is not clear, there is no way that your mind is clear! Maintaining an organized work space is the first step to maintaining an organized life. Just being organized in general plays a key part in improving your time management skills.
ANALYZE HOW YOU SPEND MAJORITY OF YOUR TIME
Okay so we've gave you the tips for how to improve your time management skills, but now it's time for execution. We want you to write out a schedule from 9am to 9am to list out how you spend majority of your time. Once you've completed your list, work on what you can eliminate in order to add in the above action items.
If you need help with structuring your new schedule don't be afraid to contact one of your Girl Boss Starter Kit mentors.