Increasing Your Productivity: Why Time Management Matters

UCI Blog Why Time Management Matters 2 e1666977103467Just about everyone has had “one of those days” where it seems like the day slipped by without getting much done. When these days start happening more frequently, it may be important to take a closer look at how you prioritize your time. Good time management skills will make your days more productive, and you will start to feel great about the things you can achieve in a day! Continue reading to learn more about time management.

Why is time management important?

Time management affects every aspect of your life. Whether you struggle to complete projects at work or feel overwhelmed with daily household tasks, improving your time management can help you use your time productively.

Poor time management skills can cause unnecessary stress, low-quality work, and the feeling of always being behind. Improving your time management will allow you to be more productive and be the best version of yourself.

Time management tips for your learning style

Numerous resources are available to give tips for better time management, but knowing what approach is most effective for your learning type can help you understand what will help you the most. If you’re still determining what learning style works best for you, try taking an online assessment!

Visual Learners 

Visual learners benefit from having their tasks planned out and organized in a way they can see. This can be in the form of a planner, chart, or creating pictures. Another great strategy for visual learners can be to color code their projects, allowing them to differentiate between tasks at a glance.

Auditory Learners 

Auditory learners are those who learn by listening and speaking. Hearing helps this learner remember, so a great tip is to use voice memos to say things aloud to recall important information. Another way auditory learners can improve productivity is to work with background music instead of silence, which can help them focus.

Kinesthetic Learners 

 Kinesthetic learners are a group who need to work with their hands to retain information. A tactic that can be helpful for kinesthetic learners is to use sticky notes to create to-do lists. Then, they can manipulate the list as new projects arise and will be able to see when they complete tasks. Another great way to stay focused is to take breaks to walk or move around.

Can technology help with productivity?

Technology can be extremely helpful in improving productivity, but it can also be a big distraction when trying to get things done. A personal task management tool can help you organize and prioritize the most important tasks. There are many free or affordable online resources to choose from, such as Google Tasks or Monday.com.

Technology can also hinder productivity because it can be easy to get distracted by social media, messaging, and surfing the internet. To prevent losing time to distractions, we recommend trying time blocking. Time blocking allows you to dedicate specific amounts of time to a project, leading to being more focused and productive.

How improving productivity can affect your life

A sense of happiness is one of the most immediate responses to being productive. According to an article on LinkedIn, people are happy to have a purpose. So, when you have a productive day, you feel good about your achievements.

By being more productive and managing your time better, you will also have more time to dedicate to your short-term and long-term goals. Many people can put their dreams on the back burner because of a lack of time to achieve them, but being more intentional about your productivity can give you back the time it takes to go for your goals!

Change your life by improving your productivity!

United Career Institute offers all its students personalized academic support, including improving time management. We are committed to your success and here to help you balance your education with family and life. Start your educational journey today by contacting our admissions team at 724-515-2440 or Requesting Information!