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Anjali Phougat emphasizes on importance of time management

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Designer Anjali Phougat of Dream Collection has opened up on the importance of time management – Jyothi Venkatesh

Time management can help you take back your time and bring more mindfulness into your daily routine.

Instead of letting your to-do list dictate how you spend your time, you can use time management strategies to intentionally set your daily priorities and focus on the most relevant work.

Good time management strategies can help you organize and prioritize tasks,” she said.

Without effective time management, it can feel like you never have enough time at work.

“You might feel like you’re running around and putting out fires which can lead to increased stress and, ultimately, burnout,” she shared.

Sundays or offs don’t feel like a holiday now, thanks to communication tools like mobile phones and social media.

We seem to have forgotten where to put a full stop. The same technology which is a boon is a bane too. Break bad habits, Anjali feels.

“No one wants to procrastinate. But over time, bad habits can pile up and get in the way of high-impact work.

Time management strategies can help you identify and break out of bad habits,” she said.

“We’re constantly bouncing between apps, notifications, and tasks. When you can, turn off your notifications or use ‘Do not Disturb’ features to temporarily disable notifications.

That way, you can spend time with your family and enjoy your time off,” she added.

Everyone gets the same 24 hours, but sometimes that 24 hours don’t seem enough.

Sharing two time management tips, she said, “Prioritize and organize your work. Plan ahead at the end of each day.

“We spend so much time on social media too. “While many of us enjoy staying connected on social media, excessive use can fuel feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, and FOMO.

Human beings are social creatures. We need the companionship of others to thrive in life, and the strength of our connections has a huge impact on our mental health and happiness.

Being socially connected to others can ease stress, anxiety, and depression,” she said.

On the flip side, she feels lacking strong social connections can pose a serious risk to your mental and emotional health.

“In today’s world, many of us rely on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram to find and connect with each other.

While each has its benefits, it’s important to remember that social media can never be a replacement for real-world human connection.

It requires in-person contact with others to trigger the hormones that alleviate stress and make you feel happier, healthier, and more positive,” she said.

“Ironically for a technology that’s designed to bring people closer together, spending too much time engaging with social media can actually make you feel more lonely and isolated and exacerbate mental health problems such as anxiety and depression,” she added.

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