5 Time Management Tips REVEALED (Animated)

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Mitch Manly

Today I give you my top 5 time management tips. Learning time management tips is applicable for both studying and working. And in this video, I am going to share with you my 5 practical time management tips. This is what has allowed me to work for only 4 hours per day because I work online. Time Management is something that a lot of people don’t really like to talk about. Which is funny to me because it’s probably one of the most important things that anyone could learn, whether you are a working professional, a college student, or a high school student. Time is the greatest thief, most people just live their lives, and one day they wake up old and grey, and ask themselves “Where did all the time go?” I don’t want this to be you, so by the end of this video, you will be a time management expert. So here are the 5 time management techniques: 1) Power Hour 2) Calendars 3) Urgent vs Important Scale 4) Factor of Safety 5) Green Breaks If you have asked yourself “How can I get more done while working less?” Then this video is for you. I really hope you guys enjoy this one, time management is something that I’m actually very passionate about, and it’s something I wish I had applied when I was studying. Subscribe to the channel for weekly videos!

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I've spent the past two years of my life making money online while traveling to places like this this this and this and I did this while only working four hours per day which equals 24 hours per week and the only way I could pull this off was by becoming an expert at time management so in this video I'm going to share with you my top five time management techniques the first one is called the power hour and this concept Originally came from a book called deep work written by a university professor in Cal Newport the power hour technique is when you spend the first hour of your day performing the most difficult task and during this hour you eliminate all distractions you get rid of your phone you get rid of all the YouTube video tabs you send your dog in the other room and you are just focusing on this one task and there are two main benefits to this technique it helps prevent Procrastination just by getting started and it also helps you feel a sense of progress early on in the day which will set you up for a more productive day I remember back in University when I would study I would have so many things going on in the background I would have multiple YouTube videos loaded on my computer I would be checking my phone all the time I would have the TV going on in the background and the result of doing all that is just taking way longer To complete the task the second time management technique is using a calendar aside from being able to plan your power hours having the ability to view your week at a glance provides you with a myriad of benefits such as it allows you to plan for the upcoming day and week it offers you the ability to schedule a new events very easily it keeps you accountable for things you have to do and it allows you to prioritize your tasks I personally love using calendars Because it eases my stress and anxiety it allows me to clearly see what needs to be done how it needs to be done and when it needs to be done by if you have an online calendar you even have the option to share with people which gives them the opportunity to support you if you are very busy you don't have to plan your entire month just start with your day then live to your week in my opinion the most challenging part about a calendar Is prioritizing what needs to be done which leads us to the third time management technique using the urgent verse important scale an important factor for effective time management is deciding where a task lies on the urgent verse importance scale this idea is adopted from a book called 7 Habits of Highly Effective People written by habit expert Stephen Covey essentially you have to create a diagram like this one below every activity you do throughout The day can be placed in one of the four quadrants the goal is to stay in the top right quadrant of important but not urgent this promotes proactive behavior so that you stay on top of things and are minimally stressed examples of things that will fall under the urgent and important category would be a serious deadline a doctor's appointment or some kind of important meeting phone calls emails will fall under the important and not urgent quadrant and Pointless busy work would fall under the not important and not urgent quadrant and you have to avoid this quadrant at all costs it's up to you how you want to prioritize your tasks and decide which tasks should go into each quadrant when you are prioritizing your tasks it's important to have a good understanding of how long things will take which takes us to the fourth time management technique factor of safety there have been countless times in my own working Life and especially in my student life where I've created a seemingly flawless schedule and everything is perfectly prioritized then all of the sudden I'm interrupted with a problem that needs to be dealt with in that moment and this doesn't have to be a professional problem this could be a personal one it could be a small emergency where you have to go take care of your grandma or something like that but the point is it completely throws off your schedule and When we are delegating our time for the day we should always include a factor of safety to account for problems distractions and errors in our judgment always plan a little more time than you think you need when you are scheduling an activity this ashle when it's an important one this will not only allow you to maintain your schedule but it will alleviate stress pressure and it gives you a sense of calmness about your day and tasks Another great strategy for alleviating stress and pressure is my fifth time management technique and this one is called taking green breaks humans are not robots unfortunately we cannot program ourselves to work for eight straight hours most of us know that people need breaks but something most people don't talk about our green breaks this one Harvard study explains that being around greenery will boost your performance and Decision making one study found that exposure to office plants boosted not only the employees well-being but also their productivity by fifteen percent and that's why I am recording this YouTube video with two lovely plants right beside my computer and here is a photo instead of just taking a break at the water cooler or instead of just simply tabbing over to a YouTube video as a study break go outside for 10 minutes and surround yourself with Nature if you are not in an environment where you can do that like let's say you live in a city or you're in an office simply surround yourself with plants that are in your environment and if there are none there bring some into your workplace I personally found this one has a huge impact on my creativity and my overall mood I honestly believe that going outside in nature is like giving our bodies and medicine when we look at photos like this this and this We just feel good time is without a doubt the most valuable asset we have in life everybody on earth gets the same amount of time but it's up to us how we choose to spend it so learning time management is a very important skill if you enjoyed this video please be sure to subscribe to the channel thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next one [Music] you

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