13 Highly Effective Time Management Tips for Women

We all have tons of things to do in a day, but women have it harder because of all the muti-tasking they have to do. Though inherently, all women are great managers, there is always a way to get better.

So here we are with some tried, tested, and highly effective time management tips for women. Try them out!

1. Plan Your Day

Women who manage their time effectively plan their schedule the night before to avoid unnecessary stress. They know their priorities for the next day, so they plan the day accordingly.

2. Draw Your Boundaries

Set your boundaries around social media, administrative work, and other things that detract from what you want to do. Without boundaries, you will end up wasting a lot of time.

3. Prioritise

Every task is not equally important. You can’t do everything every day. So know what is essential for a day and stick to those tasks.

4. Limit Your Priorities

Everything cannot be on your list of priorities. If you have twenty things on the list for a day, you obviously won’t be able to do all. So limit that list.

5. Learn to Say No

Accept that you can’t do it all even if you try, so focus on what you can do and what is important; for the rest, just say NO.

6. Reach Out for Help

Remember that you do not have the ability or capacity to do everything on your plate. Once you have said NO, things may still need to be done, but you can’t do them all. So reach out to friends/ family for their help and support.

7. Batch Similar Activities Together

Once you have categorised your time, batch similar activities together to save time and energy. For instance, don’t keep checking your emails all the time. Fix a time during the day, maybe an hour, when you will check and respond to emails. Similarly, have a time fixed for your social media as well. That way, you will know how much time you spend on these activities and become more efficient. This will also allow you to focus and not get distracted throughout the day.

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8. Be Disciplined

Achieving your goals requires discipline and focusing on the critical tasks that produce tangible results. While it may be easy to tackle simple tasks, it is crucial to prioritise the more challenging ones. By doing so, you’ll be on the right path towards achieving your goals.

9. Have a Morning Ritual

A morning ritual or routine helps to start the day on a disciplined and controlled note. And after that, you can take on the day.

10. Categorise Your Time

Have categories for your time. Whether it is family time or self-care time, fix it and stick to it.

Also Read: Self-Care Tips for Women: 5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

11. Work in Focus Prints

Set the alarm and focus on your top priority for, say, 45 minutes and see how productive you are. Just focus on it with no distractions and no multitasking.

12. Control Your Calendar

Be in control of your calendar. Don’t let your boss or family do it for you. You know what is essential for you, so make time for the activities you want on the calendar.

13. Conduct a Weekly Review

At the end of every week, conduct a review to know your hits and misses. That way, you will be better prepared for the following week.

You don’t need to adopt all of these time management habits but try incorporating as many of them into your daily routine as possible.

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Hello! I’m Sangeeta Relan. Aside from being an educationist teaching at the university level for the last 28 years, I have been a corporate wife and a mother to two boys who have now flown the nest. I love cooking, singing, travelling and exploring new places.

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