We all have 1,440 minutes in a day. How you manage those minutes can determine how productive you are that day, but productivity isn’t just how much you accomplish. It also involves how efficient you are with your daily tasks. Here are a few tips that you can follow to better manage your 1440.

Take Control

You have the ability to manage your day. When you get in each day, plan blocks of time within your day to complete certain tasks and stick to the task at hand instead of bouncing from task to task.

Create Goals

Everyone talks about it, but few actually do it. Create short-term daily goals and long-term goals for accomplishing tasks.

Touch it Once

When you have a task at hand you should be able to decide what to do with that task right away. For example, when you open your e-mail you should either be able to take care of it right away with a response, forward and delegate it or add to your to-do list.

Build Habits Centered Around Productivity

Routines typically help you get into a groove and sustain habits. These can be habits and home or at work. Find a lean way that works for you to complete tasks and add those tasks into your daily routine.

Take Short Breaks

Taking 5-10 minutes to get out of your chair, walk, and/or stretch can give your brain a break and help you better focus on the tasks at hand when you get back to work.

In a world filled with technology to help keep us more connected, interruptions and distractions are inevitable. If you decrease the distractions and stay focused on the task at hand you will see your productivity increase. You will also see more time open up within your 1440 to spend time on things that matter most; family, friends, hobbies, etc.