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Tips To Manage A Busy Schedule

Here is how to create a schedule you can manage.

Finding it hard to achieve that work-life balance? If you have a lot on your plate, your days can feel like an endless to-do list. Having a busy schedule can oftentimes lead to feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. However, the key is to reevaluate your busy schedule to make it more manageable. This way you can achieve your goals – health, personal, and professional – in a more realistic and achievable way. What’s more, you will be able to better enjoy your day instead of having to feel you need to get through it. Here are a few tips to manage a busy schedule.

Make use of conveniences that make your life easier

A hectic and busy schedule can feel overwhelming when you have a lot to do. Feeling overburdened with it all can be quite distressing and make you feel like you are losing control. The best solution for this is to make use of conveniences that make your life easier and more efficient. Things like taking advantage of online grocery shopping or making automatic payments can help make your days a little easier, as well as help you gain time to do other things.

Have all your goals in a central schedule

If you are working on simultaneously achieving more than two goals, it is best to prepare a  single schedule in which includes daily, weekly, monthly and longer-term tasks. This way you can keep track of it all and designate a specific time to work on each one. Having your to-do items in a central location could help you to check off your tasks faster and make room for new ones. Create a schedule that works best for you – digital or physical. Colour coding tasks by type or due date could also help you be better organised.

Work on big projects as a team

If you are working on a big project on your own, it can be easy to neglect a wide range of possible time-saving conveniences. You should also seek help when you need it. Accept work that you can manage. Make sure you also make room for downtime so you are well-rested and feel energised to tackle things head-on. Working as a team also applies to your home life. Divide home chores with your roommates or partner so you have some time for yourself to enjoy and relax.

Darielle Britto

Darielle Britto has been in the world of journalism since 2014 — covering everything from breaking news to lifestyle for some of India's top publications. Currently, she focuses on all things food, fashion, travel, home, health, design and offbeat.
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