[October 6, 2021] If you’re a freelancer, you might have experienced the feeling of true happiness when you first realized that there is no bossing around. And when you caught envious glances of regular office workers on you the thought that you are the master of the world also visited your head. But that all lasted for not that long. Because one day you understood what the price for managing your time on your own was … But don’t hurry to quit the game. Take your time to read the simple advice below on how to improve your time-management, instead!
1. Organize your workstation and schedule.
This point is about both the physical space you work in and the time you work at. It is crucial to treat both aspects seriously as they influence your work mood and organization enormously.
First of all, your working space should have sufficient lighting, be free of dust and any clutter. This will allow you to concentrate better and show better results in a shorter time. Another meaningful thing in organizing your workstation is the presence of noise. Speaking generally, the quieter your space is the better.
The time you work is maybe the most principal thing in your work routine. If you don’t have any specific preferences or wishes on this subject, most likely you will find sticking to the regular 9 a.m – 5 p.m. schedule absolutely ok.
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2. Look into your biorhythms.
It’s no secret that as living creatures people adhere to the natural clocks in them. Some of us are more productive in the morning, some – in the evening, and there also are those who show their best productivity in the afternoon. At certain times of the day, we can show high energy, at others – we, on the contrary, are unable to pull ourselves together. Hence, if you work deeply at your high-energy hours, you will show awesome quality. And, on the contrary, if you keep working when your energy level is low, it won’t bring you any worthy results. So, take your time to investigate the level of your activity within different timeframes, and use it to your benefit!
3. Try working in short bursts.
If you are in trouble with organizing your work time and often catch yourself slacking off and throwing your time away, try working in short bursts. But note that this fits not everyone. “If you’re creative and used to control your time on your own and all in all can somehow pull yourself together, you can even find this technique overwhelming and ineffective”, – notes Robert Baxter, the owner of photoretouchingservices.net.
But if things go another way and you distinctively feel that you need help to control your time, give it a try. The technique is called Pomodoro and implies working in short 25-minutes shifts changing with 5-minutes breaks. After completing four 25-minutes shifts in a row you’re given the big 15 minutes’ break.
So, stay working as a freelancer and allow yourself to feel like the master of the world just by having learned to be a good manager of your precious time!
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