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3 Easy Time Management Tips for Greater Efficiency

In our everyday lives, we all are challenged to get our to-do lists done, while still having time for family. But sometimes it feels like there are just not enough hours in a day to get everything checked off. If you are feeling like you just don't have enough time, check out these time management ideas from KKB CPAs to boost your efficiency and get more out of the day:

- Take a look at your typical day: Try an exercise in which you record your activities for a short period of time, such as three days. You can use a spreadsheet to easily track the amount of time you spend on each activity. Categories of activities you record may include email, meetings, sleep, eating, and meal preparation. Once you have recorded your normal activities for three days, you will be able to see what is taking up the most of your time. Some activities are unavoidable, such as work and sleep. But you may be able to find extra time in activities that you could streamline.

- Make time for breaks: If you engage your brain in a challenging activity such as work or studying for an extended period of time, it will start to tire and efficiency will decrease. Believe it or not, it is actually better to schedule time for breaks where you stop work completely and give your brain a break. A general rule of thumb is to focus on something for a period of about 50 minutes, and then take a break for about 5-10 minutes.

- Prioritize: Why work on tasks that don't need to get done immediately when there are more important things you need to focus on? It is essential to prioritize your activities so you are able to complete the most pressing and important tasks first. Keep in mind deadlines so that you are not rushing to get things done at the last minute.

At KKB, we strive to help you reduce the stress in your life by providing quality accounting services. We look at your entire financial picture to determine the best we that we can help make your life more enjoyable. Give us a call with any questions at 303-815-1100.


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