Ever wondered why your work never seems to end but you’re managing and scheduling your time. You may not be aware of it but you may have some bad time management habits. We’re sharing some time management habits to avoid in order to maximize your time.
Multitasking might seem appealing when you have a ton of things to do. But sometimes it can have a negative effect. You start doing tasks simultaneously but you don’t exactly produce a good result. It slows down work and you’re more focus on switching work. In fact, Business Insider reported that only 2% of the population can multitask.
2. Sacrificing sleep
If you think that devoting even more time to work helps finish it faster, think again. Sacrificing sleep just produces half-baked results. Insufficient rest makes you feel tired throughout the day and affects your ability to make decisions and work performance. Sleep deprivation will just cause your body to burn out faster because you don’t give it the chance to recover.
Sure, we all want our work to be pristine and flawless down to the littlest details. However, perfection isn’t always the best answer. Making sure each detail is perfect before you finish just slows you down. You should focus first on completing your task and then review your work and fix the details you want to be perfected. Another thing is that you have to accept that not everything can be perfect. Once you accept this, you won’t have to over-analyze and overthink your work.
4. Information overload
We all get bombarded with tons of workload and it can be overwhelming. In fact, we get overwhelmed too much that our mind goes blank. To avoid this, focus on one thing at a time. Baby steps. You don’t have to tackle everything at once. Little by little, your workload lessens and it’s not so overwhelming anymore.
5. Lack of work routine
If you’re the type of worker who just do their whenever you feel like it, you’re only affecting your productivity. Having a work routine is a vital part to finishing tasks well.
6. Avoiding dreaded tasks until the last minute
A common habit is delaying the tasks that you dislike doing. Once you’ve done your other tasks, you’ll hit a roadblock. You’ll only be piling up your workload. As career expert Bernard Marr said, “It’s a really good idea to deal with the things you hate first thing in the morning. This will make you more productive and will free the rest of the day up – without the dark cloud over your head for the rest of the day, week or month.”