“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!”
- Instead of making a to-do list, try making a today list only. This helps you to focus on the top priorities.
- Are you a multi-tasking aficionado? Try doing one thing at a time. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish when your attention isn’t divided. Staying focused on one thing until it’s complete is a very effective strategy.
- If you don’t get everything on your to-do list finished, start a new list for tomorrow. Put the remaining items in order of importance on this new list. Watch how this one little shift will make a difference.
- Instead of trying to cram everything into one day, try chunking your time. Time-chunking works way better than having no plan at all.
- If you procrastinate, ask yourself what you’re afraid of. You made be afraid of not being perfect. Once you deal with and fix an underlying issue, you’ll be less likely to put things off until later.
- If you’re a creative person, time management can be a challenge. Practice time management skills daily, to create a new habit.
- Create a schedule for your day, week, and month. When you have an extended plan, even if it’s tentative, it allows you to make the most of your available time and balance your responsibilities throughout the month.
- On your calendar, include all appointments, meetings, tasks, etc. Assign each item a start time and end time. Limiting the time for each item helps you to stay on schedule.
- Reward yourself when you arrive on time or meet a deadline. Rewarding
yourself reinforces the positive behavior so you try to do it more often.
- Get yourself an accountability partner to hold you accountable for your timeliness. You’ll quickly be managing time more effectively.
- Remember your childhood. You didn’t have much say-so about what you did or how you did it. You do now. Weigh your options and the consequences of each one, carefully to make the most of your limited time.
- Ask yourself, if you’re putting too much effort into one area and not enough on another. Being conscious of the possibility and tracking what you do will help you discover the answer, especially when you test out your suspicions.
- What can you do to maximize your time? Figure out what takes up too much of your time. Create a plan containing several options that enable you to complete the task in less time.
- Take a break. You don’t have to sit with something endlessly to get it done. Take 5-minute breaks every hour and reset your energy clock.
- Use your commute to your advantage. Meditate, listen to an uplifting audio, add lists or memos to your cell, read emails, and more. When you make the most of the time you have, you’ll have more leisure time to enjoy.
- Promise yourself you won’t start another project until you finish the ones you already have. Make a priority list and complete each one in that order.
- Put a timer on activities, which tend to steal your time. It’s okay to take a break, but it’s not okay to get lost in time.