If you always think you are short of time, not enough hours in a day to complete your tasks for the day, then you need to learn to how to save time. Time-saving is important as it helps to reduce your stress level as you know bad time management usually creates a lot of stress to yourself. Any extra time that you saved can be used for your hobbies, your loved one or something which can bring happiness to your life.
Below are some of the time-saving techniques that you can use now.
Auto-debit or pay online
Try to apply for auto-debit facility for all your bill payment as much as possible. If it is not possible, then choose to pay online, either debit it from your credit card account or bank account. By practicing a good online payment security procedures (available from your banks or credit card companies) and regularly check on your card account and banking account, you should be quite safe from any online fraud. This will save tremendous of your time and hassle to queue up for bill payment.
Power of to-do list
Plan your work at least one day in advance and list them down in your to-do list can help to save you a lot of your time later. You will not miss any of your tasks if you regularly refer to your to-do list and work according to the to-do list sequence.
Value your time.
Always remember you own your time and your time has value. No one can steal away of your time without your permission. Therefore, always check with yourself, what is the most valuable use of my time right know. If you find the task has less or no value to you, try to say “No" or delegate it to others who may have better value to them.
Important and urgent
Learn how to differentiate between the important and the urgent task. A lot of people confuse on these and thought they are the same. Some of them spend time on urgent but less important tasks but sacrifice the important but less urgent tasks. This is very crucial as you may end up working on something which has no value to yourself or your employer. Always place high emphasis on important and less urgent tasks as it will provide long term benefit to you.
Time-saving requires a lot of practice and self-discipline. Some of them may find certain techniques are not suitable to them due to their environment. Therefore, you need to try it out and constantly look for other techniques which may give your better time-saving. For example, read more time management books or listen to time management audio books.
You can find out more techniques from time management resources or simply go to http://www.managecontroltime.com