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In this special series, we’ll be answering these questions and many more—including questions from listeners. When you assume responsibility for someone else’s assignments and professional development and happiness, feeling uncomfortable and unsure is totally normal. We’ll help you make sense of those feelings and not let them deter you from pressing ahead. Women make highly competent leaders when given the opportunity, so let’s make the best of this first foray into leadership.
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As the summer months quickly approach, many of us are all too familiar with the 2020 buzzwords: flexibility, uncertainty, and exhaustion. However, despite the ever-evolving changes in the world and our daily lives, one thing remains common: the need for effective time management. Knowing how to make the most of our days can help reduce stress and create more space for self-care and productivity.
With the start of June quickly approaching, we want to share some tips and strategies on how to better manage our time so we can set ourselves up for success.
First and foremost, it is important to identify how you spend your time and assess which areas are non-negotiable and which areas you can restructure. Do you spend too much time on a certain task? Are there any activities that can be eliminated to free up more time?
Once you have identified these areas, it is important to set daily and weekly goals that allow you to focus on your priorities. Prioritizing tasks can help you become more organized and productive, as well as ensure that your essential activities for the day are completed.
An additional tip for those with busy lifestyles is to take regular breaks. Even if it is just five minutes out of your day, try to go for a walk or take a few moments to pause and breathe deeply. Taking regular breaks helps to relieve stress and can even improve your cognitive function.
Finally, don’t hesitate to share any challenges or struggles you may be having with time management with family and friends. They may have tips or solutions that you may have not have considered.
The start of June presents an opportunity to reflect and develop better time management skills and habits. Taking the time to become organized, restructure your schedule, and reset your priorities will help you set yourself up for success in the coming months.