3 Time Management Strategies to be More Productive - Adsparkx Media

Time Management Strategies are some of the most chosen resolutions for people to follow, according to the study done by Davis & Hall in 2023.

And only 22% of all the resolutions people make, worldwide, last for 3 months.

Time management is no rocket science, but people face time management & time planning problems with it when tasks arrive and are left overwhelmed.

And we ask ourselves why?

There are a lot of hacks, tips, and tricks to help one be a good time manager. But how often does one get ahead of the curve by just theoretical knowledge? Or without evaluating the basics of time management?


Time management entails effectively utilizing your time to accomplish tasks efficiently. It involves strategizing and scheduling to allocate time among different activities. 

With proficient time management, you can handle all necessary tasks without feeling overwhelmed. 

By prioritizing important tasks, and addressing less urgent tasks, you can concentrate your efforts on what truly counts. This approach allows you to work smarter, not harder, ultimately enhancing productivity.


These are the skills one should have to start getting better at handling their time and managing it.

Awareness is Key for Task & Time Management

The skill of being aware of the tasks aligned with a person, helps them visualize and plan how to structure the work and get it completed with efficiency and effectiveness.

Being aware stops the need to “yes-saying” to the job that can be put to a later date and cancels out the possibility of getting overwhelmed. 

The Way You Arrange Your Time

Arranging what you have on the table for work via schedules, calendar blocking, and even putting alarms can help you put clarity on the most important & prioritized tasks.

Adapting to Work Load

High workload makes things not fit inside our palms, adapting and getting clarity on which tasks can be done in the scheduled time, or can be delegated or put to a later date via time allotment easily makes the process


The strategies discussed in this article revolve around the above-mentioned skills.

Time Management Strategies Based on Awareness

  • Finding the peak performance time – some people are at their peak right from the start of the day while others aren’t remotely productive after lunch.
  • Saying “No” to the things that go beyond what you have in your hands; practicing this can ease stress levels and prevent unnecessary promised deadlines and work completion.
  • Following the “Time is Money, Money is Time” rule puts a budget on your time, helping you see where you can cut the leakage of your time.

For example, A meeting for 60 minutes should end within the time frame as every minute extended is some money lost!Promise time that is feasible and is right for the completion of the said tasks. Design SMART goals for the tasks and objectives.

Time Management Strategies Based on Time Arrangement

  • Follow a Top-to-Bottom Approach to solve a problem/perform a task. Knowing what the requirements and needs are for a job helps us gain knowledge of the expectations from managers/management.
  • Eisenhower Matrix, tells you what jobs can be deleted, be shifted to a later date, be delegated, or be addressed at the earliest.

Eisenhower Matrix as Time Management Strategy
  • Put everything on the calendar, be it Outlook or Google Calendar, or even ClickUp. Keeping things organized and bringing them into existence is the first step towards becoming a good Time Manager.

This also helps one manage & track the time they give to other tasks. For example, Bill Gates tracks every 7 minutes of time he works.

  • Do the most important task first, this cancels out the instance of a shortage of time. Doing the least important tasks can jeopardize the time availability and eventually completion of the task itself.

By this, you can skip multitasking, which diverts the focus from a single task to 2 or more tasks, getting only half of the work complete.

Time Management Strategies Based on Adaptibilty

  • From using AI to build resumes to prompting it to suggest what to cook when you are hungry, AI is now used for anything and everything. So, why not use it for automation, content creation, production work, etc..
  • Pomodoro Technique can help you double the productivity, as 5-minute breaks after every 25-30 minutes of productive work accounts for increased productivity.

Taking breaks and getting back to work after gives a fresh perspective on the job and is also successful in pacing the work assigned.

Pomodoro Technique as Time Management Strategy

  • Start your tasks early, this sounds obvious, we know. The opportunity to start a task before your scheduled time is an opportunity that helps you get ahead of the initial planning and structuring.

This will help get things done before the assigned time, and help give time to the next important task(s).


  • Do the most important task first!
  • Maintain a calendar
  • Align your work in the Awareness, Arrangement, & Adaptability phases
  • Follow the “Time is Money, Money is Time” paradox
  • Practice saying “No”
  • Take frequent breaks


Time management is crucial but can be challenging. 

Be aware of your priorities, arrange tasks using calendars and the Eisenhower Matrix, and adapt to changes by using techniques like the Pomodoro method and starting tasks early. 

Implementing strong time management strategies & skills at work requires discipline and flexibility, and it leads to increased productivity, reduced stress, and a greater sense of control. Embrace the journey, stay organized, and don’t be afraid to enlist help from technology or take breaks when needed. 

With the right mindset and strategies, you can become a time management master.

Siddharth Roy

Siddharth Roy

Siddharth Roy is the Social Media Executive at Adsparkx, and is a fan of rain and sunsets. With experience at NDTV Pvt. Ltd., including contributions to the Gadgets 360 Show, Siddharth has a knack for crafting engaging content on topics that pique curiosity. Outside of work, Siddharth is constantly seeking self-improvement through deep reflection. And when he's not focused on personal growth, he is Batman.

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