Each of us will agree that life can be very hectic. An endless number of deadlines, accumulated in the sink dishes, cares for your younger brother. Because of all this, and not only you, the question arises: “Why in the day only 24 hours?”. In truth, not many of us spend time wisely. Most likely, too much time is spent on VKontakte, Facebook, Twitter or some other social network. And I’m sure that you are distracted by this article while working. That’s why I give advice that will help improve your productivity and health. I’m sure that each of you can benefit from this article. So, I present you 5 time management tips that will help you to effectively use all 24 hours a day.1. Use listsFor some, using lists is an excellent way to increase productivity. However, in most cases people create lists that do not work at all. Since the to-do list can be a useful tool, I prefer to supplement it with several more lists (split into parts). I present you with some examples.A. The list of “3 tasks”Write down the 3 most important tasks that you need to accomplish. I prefer to divide them into 3 different categories: first – work, second – health, the third – all other tasks. Here, for example, how it might look like:Write the first draft of the articleMake a 30-minute runBuy a gift for SarahThe goal here is to finish 3 tasks by the evening, and 2 tasks should be completed before lunch. Using this list will ensure that even if your level of productivity is very low, you will perform 3 most important tasks in one day.B. Do not Do ListThis list is very simple. All you need to do is write down 3 bad habits that prevent you from performing your tasks. Hang a sheet with a reminder to yourself on the wall or computer, and try not to follow any of your habits from the list. Example:I will not check my mail first thing in the morningI will not go to VKontakte while I’m writing an articleI will not get up until I finish my work in 30 minutesThe key point is that you need to set a specific time for this sheet. By doing this, you get a clear idea of ??how you manage your time. This will greatly improve your productivity. JaysonPhotography / Shutterstock.com – how to improve health2. Turn off notifications on your smartphone and tablet.With the advent of smartphones and tablets, access to social networks has become more than ever simple. However, this convenience can be expensive. For most people it is a big challenge to concentrate, because they are so popular. They receive a notification from Facebook every 10 minutes. If you leave the notifications on, you may be distracted. So, by disabling them, you will not be distracted until you complete your work. If you wish, you can go even further and remove social networking applications from your phone.3. Use of specific programs and applicationsWhile social networking applications are potentially dangerous for productivity, there are applications and programs that will help manage time. Sometimes, even if you have iron willpower, it’s hard to keep from constantly updating the news line. If this is your problem, then this is the possible solution.A. Cold Turkey (Win) & Self Control (Mac)This is a program for your computer that restricts access to popular social networks that can distract you. There is also a function that allows you to add certain sites to the whitelist or, conversely, to restrict them. The whole beauty is that if you are not a genius hacker, it’s almost impossible to bypass the lock. In this case, you may have to perform something from the task list.B. Self Control (Android)This application allows you to use other applications only for the period of time that you have installed. Despite the same name, this application is completely different from the same program for Mac. This application loses scientifically selected music, which helps to focus. It definitely helped me. And the music is very soothing. Also there is a free version!4. Take breaksManaging time does not mean just working. Need and relax. In fact, work breaks are a great way to increase your productivity. To work on something for too long is not the most effective way to use your time. Instead of sitting and tearing your hair, it’s worth taking a break. This is a good way to reboot. I take a 10-minute break every 50 minutes. During the break you are free to do whatever you want. It’s a good idea to do some physical exercises. You can unload the brain by watching some funny movie or reading Twitter or Facebook. Just do what will allow your brain to rest. This will help you stay awake. conrado / Shutterstock.com – how to improve health5. Get enough sleepSleep is the most important aspect when it comes to productivity and health. People who do not sleep well have a high chance of getting obesity or various diseases. Not the best way to become productive. True? Scientists advise to sleep 7-8 hours at night. Also, a 20-30 minute daytime sleep is a good way to scare away fatigue. Optimizing sleep is the easiest way to start a healthy and productive lifestyle.