Working smarter vs harder
Do you wonder how people get things done and still have leisure time? We have heard the popular phrase, “Work smarter, not harder.” It is actually “Working smarter vs harder.”
When people talk about “working smarter,” it doesn’t necessarily mean getting more done by working longer hours. Rather, you get more done by making the best of that time when you are engaged in work.
Simple ways to improve your working smarter vs harder with time management strategies
Can you delegate some of your distractions?
Identify the things that distract you and hurt your productivity the most. These are your main enemies! Develop special strategies to eliminate or control them. Setting priorities and creating a plan will save you time.
Are mornings or nights your higher focus time?
Discover your best times of day to focus. Each of us has our natural rhythms. Get in touch with yours and use them to your advantage. You will get more done when you are most alert.
Where is your time going?
Monitor how you spend your time each day. For a week or two, keep a work log or journal. Look back, and you may be surprised to discover how you spend your time. This action will help you know where your time goes and what you do with it.
How can technology help?
New tools or technologies can help you work more efficiently. Try time-tracking apps, project management software, or communication platforms to help you achieve your time-saving goals.
By selecting various techniques, you can immediately start making your work time more efficient and productive. You will get work done faster and better, and as a result, you’ll have more time to spend on family, self-care, and fun, achieve your goals, and have less stress.