Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all you have to do? Then you may need to develop a better strategy for managing your time. Better time management can help you be more productive and less stressed. Here are five tips to get you started:
Make a to-do list. End each day by making a list of the tasks you want to accomplish the next day, then review it when you get to work each morning.
Prioritize the list. Put must-do items first, followed by items that require more of your energy. Leave less important, easier-to-accomplish items for the hours after lunch. Be realistic – if your list is very long, understand that really unimportant items may need to be postponed until later in the week.
Focus on individual tasks before undertaking them. Writing down steps to take or points to make during a phone call or meeting can improve efficiency and yield better results.
Take notes throughout your day. Consider carrying a small notebook, use an app on your phone or a digital voice recorder to record ideas or tasks that come up during your day. Then transfer those items to your to-do list or idea file at the end of the day.
Schedule social time. Avoid distractions and stay on task by setting aside specific times for returning phone calls, reading and returning emails and scanning social sites.
Time management is a popular topic among agents and brokers. Get more tips to help you increase your own productivity by visiting the American Agents Alliance website today.