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It was tough shifting to Hyderabad after living 18 years of my life in Delhi, a place very close to my heart. Time flew by fast and it’s been almost three years I’ve lived here and my work keeps me going every day.
Being an engineering student, it’s never easy to find time for other things you want to do. But being an IMT graduate’s son, you are taught to make time if you want to do things that you love!
I have managed to put almost 18 to 20 hours of work every day for the past three years with proper organization. Nothing gets missed out, no work is pending at the end of the day – here’s how I do it.
Key To Successful Time Management Is Getting Up Early
If you get up early, you can put almost two to three hours of extra work in your day and gain more output than anyone else in your peers does.
I get up at 4.30 in the morning and like every human, I feel extremely unpleasant leaving my blanket’s comforting warmth and go for a run. But trust me, at the end of the day when you realize you could be healthy, do more work and plan better because you got up early, the discomfort is worth it!
Any successful person you talk to or read interviews of will give you one clear advise if you want to succeed and manage your day well – start your day early.
Do I Sit And Plan The Whole Day?
No, I don’t! I never know what kind of work will pop up, so I never pre-schedule. I always mentally prioritize things as they come up. In my mind, I have a list of things to do in the day, and things keep getting inserted in between elements of that list as the day passes and new tasks keep showing up.
The properly organized planning is to prioritize and do the right thing at the right time. Personally, I keep a mental note of things to do along with a written note in a small diary, each page of which is divided into 3 parts: Important, Priority, Urgent.
Work is noted in the section it belongs to and gets finished as soon as I find time to do it. My mind is divided into the same three categories and the process mentally repeats.
What More Do I Do?
I utilize the weekends. That’s the time of the week you’ve got time in your hands to use it or lose it. I choose to make the weekends worth it.
Along with that, I’m a multi-tasker, which means that I do more than two things at the same time and still manage to do each of them with high efficiency. Beware, it can sometimes mess your college assignments up!
There’s nothing really complicated as in how I plan my day. It’s simple task planning and execution without making a fuss about how much work I have. It’s your day and you have the time, make it count!
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