Master some of the time management tips for a better life

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim,” -Annie Dillard.

The above mentioned quote summarizes how to utilize the time in a proper way, amidst all the chaos. In today’s busy schedule we often are interrupted by emails, messages, notifications and social media. So, it has become a great challenge to focus on the important things, avoiding the distractions. That’s why time management is an extremely needed skill nowadays which can help you save some more time while bringing more mindfulness into your daily routine. But how to achieve it? There isn’t one right way but many to manage your time and in this article we’ll focus on them in great detail. So, let’s take a look –

Plan a time audit

You must find out where you are spending your time and what kinds of activities you are engaged in. To track this record, you must create a visual map of the approximate hours you spend on work, school, household chores, studies, social media and leisure activities. This assessment is needed so that you can judge how much time is needed to finish a task. According to that you can decide whether it’s taking longer or not. Set goals and give yourself a deadline to finish the task. It would be great if you dedicate half an hour each Sunday to plan for the entire week.

Use Eisenhower Matrix to set your priorities

The Eisenhower Matrix is a renowned tool that helps you differentiate between the tasks which are important, unimportant, urgent and not urgent. It has four boxes in which you can split your task based on your priority. They are associated with 4 Ds – do, defer, delegate and delete. Do these tasks first, what is important as well as urgent. Defer these for later which are important but not urgent. Delegate what is urgent but not important. And finally delete what is not important as well as not urgent.


Multitasking is not for everyone. So, for better performance try to focus on one task at a time and give yourself reward no matter how small and simple it is. What matters is that it should boost up your confidence for better work.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” – Steve Jobs.