Developing self-discipline is really important for success in any aspect of life, whether personal or professional. Optimizing time management skills is one of the most effective ways to practice self-discipline. It not only helps you better manage your time, but it also gives you a strong sense of control to achieve your goals.

Here are four effective methods for developing self-discipline through better time management:

Create a Schedule

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Another step in optimizing time management is creating a schedule or a to-do list. It helps you organize your day and keeps you on track. In addition, by being realistic in terms of creating schedule, you won’t burn out easily.

Identify Your Productive Time

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Identifying the most productive time of the day and tackle the most important tasks during that time helps you increase productivity. The key is to highly prioritize important tasks over easier tasks and to avoiding unimportant tasks.

Minimize Distractions

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Identify and eliminate potential distractions during your productive hours. There are a lot distractions on a daily basis such as social media, emails, or unnecessary phone calls. Through minimizing distractions, it will help to maintain focus and concentration which results in a more productive day.

Take Regular Break

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To avoid burn out and stress, please do take regular breaks. Putting short breaks into your daily activity will help you increase your work performance. In order to achieve productivity, you should create a balance between work and rest.

Now you already understand about how you can optimize your time management skills and develop self-discipline to achieve your goals! 

Are you still curious and want to learn time management through practical experiences? check out our AIESEC Future Leaders program!

AIESEC Future Leaders is a program that provides coaching to youth in the form of community to further develop leadership roles and skills in society, it will held for 3 months consisting of sessions for skills development rooms where participants can get coaching for soft & hard skills.

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