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How can I manage and organise my work and actually stick to it, without letting things come in the way?

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Last Updated: 05/22/2017 at 5:03am
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philosophyandletters
February 18th, 2015 5:13am
The best solution to this problem for me was a planner. I don't use the high tech ones that come on computers, just a regular planner. Then I take the time at the beginning of the week to actually write in my planner, and I color code all the stuff I need to go (Ex, blue for work, green for chores and black for occasional activities such as Doctors visits, etc). From there I can plan my day and if I have a special project due, I can set the time aside for it. If I have to write I try to devote about two hours of writing time uninterrupted. That means, no internet, no socializing until those two hours are up. If you plan your time right you can get most of the stuff you need done, but it takes practice, and in my case, a planner and multi colored pens.
MortalWings
March 13th, 2015 5:46pm
When someone is disciplined and has self control, they do better. Perhaps it's best to set goals and keep to strict schedules. That has always worked for me.
Anonymous
April 24th, 2015 5:01pm
Set a schedule. And reward yourself when you finish a certain amount of task. If your motivation for the reward is big, then the chances of being distracted by other things might lessen.
PashT007
April 25th, 2015 6:20pm
Make a strict schedule, or even buy a planner and make sure that you do everything that you have planned for that day. Make this an habit and eventually it won't become an issue! Best of luck!
PoliteOcean
September 4th, 2015 8:48pm
This can be overwhelming, but you can start by planning. Try making a list, and planning it and sorting it out and prioritizing your needs can put you on the right track.
potfislife33
October 27th, 2015 11:24am
I'm possibly the worst person to be advising someone on time management but I believe the best thing you can do is to set small easy tasks for yourself and reward yourself with a song or some chocolate or a chat with a friend when you finish your task. Eventually, these tasks will add up and you'll complete your work easier.
genuineMist47
March 22nd, 2016 9:43pm
I find colour coding things works really well! When I'm at work, I find I can get distracted really easily by different tasks, and sometimes priority tasks don't get done in time. I colour code things instead, so I know what is urgent and what isn't. Also having a list next to you with your tasks can sometimes prevent people trying to give you more work, and helps when you try to explain that although you would love to help, you just have too much work to do.
allnaturalUnicorns70
June 6th, 2016 3:05pm
Whenever a person wants to accomplish a specific goal, seeing themselves a success at that goal is critical. If you want to manage and organize your work, start by picturing what it will look like when everything is managed and organized the way you wish. Then work backwards, trying to see what to do to make that happen. Good luck!!
Greatlistener87
June 27th, 2016 7:25am
Focus is the main key, always keep your mind on the task at hand and if you can't handle too many task given to you, then be honest with your leader and let them know.
RahRah86
August 9th, 2016 7:53pm
I tend to make lists and put the items in order of priority. It helps me ensure I dont miss anything
StayPositiveFriend
September 13th, 2016 2:04pm
Remember that "things" always come in the way. When you schedule you need to factor time for unforeseen activities in. For example, if you schedule in planned activity X for 1 hour, leave 15 minutes after that for anything new that might need doing or if activity X needs a bit more time. But you also need to be strict with managing new things. If some new request needs your attention but that request is going to take an hour or more you need to either replace one of your planned events or plan that new request in to the next day. Don't be afraid of saying no. Everybody in a company thinks their need is the most important, most pressing and most urgent. Prioritise and plan fairly, which usually means first-come-first-serve unless they can justify that a request really is urgent.
Anonymous
May 22nd, 2017 5:03am
Create a flexible and manageable timetable that you can reasonably stick to, and work in breaks in between your work. Also, don't beat yourself up if you find the schedule difficult to stick to at first - just do the best you can.