The Best Time-Management Strategies

What is your best time-management strategy?

MY FAVORITE TIME-MANAGEMENT STRATEGY IS CALLED THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE. You break your work day into 25-minute chunks separated by five-minute breaks, which helps you stay focused and motivated.

— Frederik Bussler, CEO of Bitgrit Inc.

FOR ME, TIME MANAGEMENT IS ALL ABOUT LISTS. Every day, I have a list of items to accomplish. Some are personal. Some are professional. Some take priority (exercise, investor relations), some get pushed to tomorrow (compliance), some get pushed to next week (blogging). Interestingly, I find that the more “non-work” stuff I take on, the more organized and efficient I become overall. 

— Grant Feek, co-founder and CEO of TRED

WORK DURING YOUR PEAK TIME, AND PROTECT THAT TIME from meetings or distractions. You’ll get so much more done this way.

— Rachel Beider, CEO of PRESS Modern Massage

I SET DAILY TO-DO LISTS AND WORK ON THE HIGHEST PRIORITY and most time-sensitive items each day. While not everything will get done, a lot will, and my time will largely be spent productively.

—Adam Mendler, CEO of The Veloz Group

Related: 12 Time Management Techniques to Help You Make the Most of Your 24 Hours

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
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  1. Ayobami Abiodun on January 17, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    My best time-management strategies:

    1. I make a list of my goals, set priority and deadlines.
    2. I make a list of fun activities to do.

    I work on achieving each goal before the deadline I set for myself. If the tasks become overwhelming, I visit my list of “fun activities to do” and decide to do something fun. After having fun, I resume my goal. I make sure I engage in fun activities like watching movies, playing games, etc because it helps me to be productive. It clears my mind, renews my strength, and awakens my creativity.

  2. Leximus on January 17, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    I call it “Golden Time” – that time when you are most likely to be physiologically in-flow.
    Of course, “influence” is related in meaning to “in-flow”!

    If you want to be most influential, make decisions when you are in-flow, not when you’re in pain or drained of energy or tired.

  3. Alan Charles James on January 20, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    I think that some students at colleges and universities alike , especially at new semester class enrollment time, may need just that, Time Management refresher skills to help lower anxiety levels.

  4. Mekal John on January 21, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Time management is biggest issue for me. I want to get some tips to manage my life. After reading this article I am able to manage my daily activities. Please keep it simple as much as possible, so everyone can understand it.
    Thank you.

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