Rather than just wishing to become more time-efficient, help yourself by adopting tried and tested techniques. The Pomodoro technique, for instance, helps people to stay focused on specific tasks at a time, and avoid getting distracted by social media or other interruptions.
The Pomodoro principle is a long-established time management method, which improves focus and productivity, by breaking your day into 25-minute intervals, which are followed by five-minute breaks. These breaks can be used for stretching or some physical exercises in addition to checking in on kids.
It helps to make a to-do list every day, prioritizing the major as well as minor tasks at hand. You become more efficient when you narrow your focus each day. Aditi Mathur, Director, American Express feels, “Planning for the week ahead really works. I use Sundays to list out priorities for the coming week both professional (critical meetings, deliverables) & personal (kids doc appt, birthdays, etc). I further divide them into - must-dos & 'good to do’ and ones that can be delegated vs. those you need to own.”