We all struggle to find enough time in our day. Managing our daily events, tasks and to-do’s can leave us feeling riddled with stress and frozen in a spiral of wasted energy.
Between email, phone calls, projects and team meetings, it can feel as if every time we turn around a new to-do has popped up on our list. It’s easy to see why our days feel frantic when everything seems to be tugging at us all at once.
Below are a few tips on how to manage your daily activities more effectively:
Track Your Activities
I track phone calls, time spent on projects and even the time I spend responding to friends and fans on Facebook. Stop wondering where the time went and take control with this handy online stopwatch. You are less likely to waste away time chatting with a friend about the barbecue this weekend when the stopwatch is counting down the minutes in front of you!
Be A Password Master
Do you find yourself scouring sticky note after sticky note for elusive passwords only to find 15 minutes later that you must have dumped it in the trash during a recent cleaning spree?
Roboform is a password manager and web form filler that will help stop the madness! Here’s how it works:
Just visit a site, login and Roboform will securely save your login information. The next time you visit, you are automatically logged in. Plus, you can access your Roboform logins from any computer with Roboform Everywhere. Talk about the brain cells I’ve spared…yikes!
Want to try Roboform? You can grab a free trial download right here.
Manage Your Time Spent Online
Who of us hasn’t found time slipping by as we surf the web? RescueTime is a robust application that helps you identify how and where you are wasting your time online. Once you set it up, it will run in the background analyzing the amount of time spent on each website and application. Beware: It can be a real eye opener!
And last but not least, realize that there are only 24 hours in a day and completely managing your time at all times is not going to happen. All you can do is manage the events, tasks and to-do’s as best as possible to alleviate additional stress.
Check out the next installment in this series Create To-Do Lists Like a Pro.