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5 Tips for Busy People

By ACS Distance Education on October 10, 2016 in Lifestyle | comments

5 Tips to make life easier for Busy People

There are only 24 hours in a day and we can’t make more hours in the day. Even though we should be making our lives easier with technology, we tend to find that we have less time to do everything that we need to and achieve a balance. Here are five tips that you can try to make the most of your hours in the day:

1/ Prioritise.
Think about what needs doing now. What can wait until later? Don’t be so hard on yourself if you cannot do everything that you want to do. Pick the urgent things and worry about the other things another time. 

2/ Plan.
You do need a rough plan- short term plans and long term plans. Plans help you work towards things. If you have a large task, such as painting the house, breaking the painting up into smaller sections, such as room by room is a great way to spread the load, rather than trying to tackle everything at once. 
On a week by week basis, you know what you need to do, such as go to work, try and have a plan in your head of the other things that you need to do during the week. If you have trouble remembering- write a quick list.

3/ Always think one step ahead.
Whether you are at work or at home, you always need to be considering what is the next step that you will need to take, even if you are in the middle of doing something. 

4/ Delegate tasks.
Many hands make light work. It’s true. Don’t be so hard on yourself, other people can do just as good a job as you.

5/ Allocate time for tasks.
Stop procrastinating. If you have something to do, just do it. Allocate a certain time to do a task and once your time is up, move on and do the next task. We can spend so long planning, thinking about what next that we often get too distracted to actually do the task that we need to do. 

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