How to be ultra productive – 10 tips for mastering your time The key to time management is self-management. Do you ever wish you have more time to do everything? Have you had days that were busy but inefficient? would you like to be highly productive, feel accomplished at the end of each day? With even time to spare. Well, the following are 10 tips to help master your time Do not confuse busyness with productivity. Highly productive people are often less busy than those who are overworked and overwhelmed Do not confuse the urgent with the important. Last minute distractions from yourself and especially others are not necessarily Prioritize Your time is limited. So don’t waste it living someone else like The key to time management is self-management. The bad news is time flies and the good news is you are the Pilot Remember the 80/20 rule of time management, which tells us that 80 percent of the importance of what we do in any given day lies in only twenty percent of the activities. Therefore, if you focus on accomplishing the twenty percent of the most important tasks, you will feel more productive and satisfied at the end of the day. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year value out of a week. Use a good day planner. The best ones give you at least one full page per day, with space allocated for each working hour of the day. I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. Separate obligatory time from discretionary time. In your day planner, block out all the times when you’re committed to others to be at a certain place at a certain time, such as meetings, conferences and other appointments. This is the time you can manage. Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creative List At the beginning of each day, write down a bullet-point list of everything you would like to accomplish this day. Make use of time, let not advantage slip. Prioritize: Next to each bullet-point item, assign an “A” if this is a “must do” item for today, a “B” for “should do” and a “C” for “could do.” For large projects, break it down into small parts and prioritize. For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. Implement: Focus on accomplishing your “A” list with your discretionary time. Check off each item as it’s complete. With this system, even if you only accomplish twenty percent of your entire list for the day, you still would have accomplished eighty percent of the most important work. What you don’t finish today, transfer to your list for tomorrow and reprioritize In conclusion, when we manage our time wisely, we can be at our productive best, so we can enjoy life more and rest! Time equals life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.