Many people appear to be busy types yet achieve little in their day while others appear to go through their days in effortless fashion yet accomplish a lot. You see what’s happening here; it’s the old 80/20 rule. And yes, it applies to the way you manage your day.
In this time management article we will provide you with some handy information and techniques to hopefully send you on your way to better time management.
Another Time Management Article!
I have lost count of the number of time management articles I’ve published. Why do I write them? Because I’d love to help other people break out of their procrastination habits and lead more productive lives. If I can only help one person then I’ve done my job.
How many time management articles have you read? Are you still in the same rut now as when you read your first one. If you are then promise me this is the last article you’ll read. In fact, set yourself a goal: make this the last article you read until you have broken out of your rut!
Imagine yourself free from procrastination and how good it makes you feel. That sense of achievement and the extra cash incentive it’s added to your bottom line. Imagine those feelings when you finally read that time management article later down the track. Then chuckle to yourself and think of how easy it was to get back on track with your time.
Problem is, it’s not as simple as that for most people so let’s try and get you back on the path to better time management.
Time Management Tip
It’s important to create a good balance with your time. If you spend all your time working without having some relaxation time either with your friends or family then you’ll soon suffer what is known as burn out. Balance out your time so you have enough energy to take care of the important things in your life!
Have The Courage To Start Being Time Effective!
Try utilizing the following action plan for better productivity:
- Organize a time management mentor. Peer pressure is powerful. By having someone you respect and even fear is a great way to keep tabs on how you are managing your time.
- Identify procrastination. There are many things we hate to do but must and if these are tied into your livelihood, then it’s costing you plenty in regards to your bottom line. This ties in with our first tip so organize a peer mentor right away!
- Keep a journal of your activities. This will help you identify the important from the unimportant tasks in your current schedule. You’ll be able to see at first glance where you are spending unproductive time. You’ll also see at just what times of the day you are most productive!
- Organize your schedule the day before. This is about prioritizing your day. We’re not saying the least important tasks shouldn’t be completed; you need to list the more urgent and important tasks first. Also, if you are working towards a major goal, then list the actions first which will carry you to your ultimate goal.