Life’s nonstop demands can be very stressful. Whether it is juggling the kids, picking up groceries, answering work emails and trying to fit in exercise during your day, time management is ever so important!
With so much to do in both our work and personal lives, it can be challenging to get important things done during a day.
Here are some tips and skills to help you manage your time more efficiently:
- Make a Schedule. More importantly, stick to it!
Take some time to organize your days and if possible, your weeks in advance. Of course, impromptus will always come up but having a schedule can help keep you on track.
- Goal Setting
Goal setting goes hand in hand with having a schedule. In fact, it is the most fundamental skill when it comes to time management. Your ability to use the time you have in a manner that assists you in completing your goals is the art!
- Learn how to prioritize
Determining what requires your immediate attention can be the key to solving all your time management issues. Not everything carries the same level of importance.
- Set your boundaries
Do you want to get something done ASAP? If you want to be able to work in peace, then you need to inform those around you that you’re not available. In fact, finishing your to-do lists first will boost your confidence which in turn will help you help others more effectively.
William James, the founder of modern psychology, defines attention as, “The sudden taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one of what seems several simultaneously-possible objects or trains of thought.”
THINGS TO AVOID:
- Being a perfectionist
- Having a huge to-do list
Hope this helps! What other time management skills or tips would you recommend?