Friday, January 19, 2018
Tips for Time Management
Focusing on What is Important:
We clutter our lives with all types of different activities and things that are unimportant in the long run. We are not talking about spending time with family, working out, and down time but we are talking about other activities like unneeded activities that can be adjusted or responsibilities switched to other parties.
Let us say that you spend a considerable amount of time cleaning your house and you have a high income. If it is something that is really limiting your options you might want to consider outsourcing it to a cleaning person or have someone in your family help out during pressing times. The same can be said for laundry, errands, and car maintenance.
This all depends on your goals. Make sure you know what you want to accomplish and how you should be spending your time. Goal creation is important because it creates focus for your activities and helps you determine what precisely your efforts should be focused toward.
Managing Your Time Well:
Managing time well means breaking up time into segments that allow you to complete the most important stuff first. If you have the right goals and you know what you want to spend your time on then you have to schedule in a way that allows you to accomplish these goals.
One way to do this is to look at your rhythms. If you are more focused in the morning then spend your time working on detailed work in the morning. During the evening you might be more creative so keep your evenings more free for creative work.
There may also be meetings you must deal with. You will need preparation time so you may want to schedule time before each meeting to review. There may be kids games, classes, or things to do after work. Schedule them in a way that minimizes commute time and wasted time while you are out of the house.