Use these time management hacks to streamline your busy schedule.

Entrepreneurs lead a busy and overwhelming life, whether you’re just starting out or already leading a company. With a lot on your plate, time can fly by and leave you without enough hours in the day to complete all of your tasks.

To gain more control of your time, here are eight tips to get you started on time management success:

Track your time – The more you know where your time goes, the more you’ll be able to hold yourself accountable and see where you’re wasting your time.

Set realistic time goals – Now that you know how long a certain task takes, you can stop guessing that it’ll take ten minutes when it actually takes an hour.

Plan ahead – Stay one step ahead by planning what you’ll do tomorrow, next week, or next month.

Make a smart to-do list – Organize your duties by priority and work your way from the top down.

Batch related tasks together – Divide your tasks into categories so that you’re not jumping around.

Schedule time for interruptions – As much as we’d like life to be streamlined all day long, interruptions and setbacks happen. Don’t be disheartened by this, allow time for interrupted workflow.

Make use of prep time – Make an agenda for every meeting or phone call you have scheduled so that you hit all the talking points and organize the meeting.

Take breaks – Everyone needs time away from work! This increases productivity so that you can return to your desk, hopefully refreshed and in a better mindset.

By using your time productively and making the most out of your efforts, you’ll be able to do more without burning out.

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