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Tips to Better Manage Your Time

Managing Your Time Better

Chances are that at one point or another you’ve spread yourself a little too thin due to poor time management. There are only so many hours in a day and it is easy to schedule too much in those few precious hours. There are ways to cut down on wasteful hours though, and we at KKB, P.C.. are here to help you. Chances are you don’t even realize where there is time available, so let’s break it down.

Keep a Schedule Handy

While it is likely you already have a schedule for work, you may also want to consider scheduling your workouts, time with your family and more. This way you will guarantee that you don’t accidentally double book anyone and you still have scheduled down time. Think of dinner with your family as a meeting so you don’t accidentally work overtime and forget to show up in time for dinner. These type of appointments will also help you keep your sanity. Everyone deserves a break now and then.

Add 10 minutes for planning

Sometimes it can be extremely tempting to hit snooze and rush out the door, but research shows those extra 10 minutes can actually help you de-stress. Instead of starting your day out on a frantic note, wake up 10 minutes earlier and try to actually enjoy your breakfast before hitting rush-hour traffic. The same goes for planning for meetings, give yourself a 10-minute leeway so you aren’t pushing your luck and showing up barely on time, or late, everywhere you go.

Shut out distractions

When you have a big project to get done and are crunched for time, turn notifications from your e-mail and cell phone off until the project is completed. Log out of your personal Facebook and other forms of social media as well. You’ll be able to complete your project faster than usual with your undivided attention focused on one thing, which will end up saving you time.

Keep your ducks in a row

No matter what you’re working on, there’s always a hierarchy of importance to your work. Start by tackling your biggest projects first in order to give them proper attention. The last thing you want to do is take too long working on something less significant, then rush through a task that would normally take up a good chunk of your time.


Stress is one way to make your time go quickly. When you’re stressed out, it’s easy to just think about all the tasks ahead, stop working, start stressing and get behind. This is a dangerous cycle to get sucked into. Instead of constantly worrying, take a deep breath and a quick walk to clear your mind before getting started on your next project.

How to Use This Information

At KKB, P.C., we understand how valuable time is. We exercise extreme time-management skills whenever tax season comes around and we think we’ve gotten pretty good at it. Please give us a call at 303-815-1100 or Contact Us Online to let us know how we can help you!

What other time management tips do you find helpful?

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