Learning how to do a weekly review is one of the best time management habits for you to develop. Go through the following steps:– First, review your calendar for the past week and the current week – look for loose ends, meetings and other matters that need further attention.– Second, review your email inbox (personal and company email accounts) and achieve inbox zero.– Third, review your goals for the year and make plans to work on them in the coming week.This practice will help you to better plan your schedule and avoid nasty surprises.
Plan to achieve four hours of real work per day
Did you know that project managers often assume people will be less than 100% productive per day? It’s true! You may have a standard eight hour work day but the reality is that only half of that day is likely to be highly productive.The rest of the day will be taken up with meetings, responding to email, browsing the Internet and related activities. Tip: Schedule your most important, high value tasks in the morning, before you get tired.
Focus on a single task at a time (i.e. no multitasking!)Multitasking is a wasteful way to work. Instead, you will achieve more if you choose one activity at a time. For example, allocate one hour in the morning to work on a proposal for a client, then give yourself a short break.