Time Management Tips
Successful people tend to have a lot going on in their lives. In order to successfully accomplish the various tasks that are required of them, they must be able to manage their time wisely and efficiently to complete each task successfully. Here are a few articles than can help you improve your time management skills.
Do you struggle to find enough time every day just to barely get everything done? Do you frequently say, "I wish I had more time, but…"? With families, jobs, hobbies, church... it can all become a bit overwhelming at times just to keep things running smoothly.
Here are a few simple ways that can help you improve your time management skills:
1. Create A Block Calendar:
One of the best ways to get control of your time is to use a block calendar to map out your day. This should be done at least a week, but preferably a month, in advance. Each block can represent thirty minutes, an hour, or even three hours of time. Think of them as your "time chunks." Write down everything you need to do in each chunk of time. Once you have all your time chunks filled, you'll have an overall view of each day. This will also help prevent you from overbooking yourself.
2. Prioritize Tasks:
Once you create your block calendar, you can very easily assign priorities to each task by writing a number beside each one. Giving each task a priority helps you keep things in perspective, as well as ensure that you get the most important tasks completed early on, if not on time.
3. Rid Yourself of Distractions:
When you have important business to take care of, there is nothing worse than having lots of distractions to waste your time. Know your weaknesses and avoid them before they suck your time away. Common distractions many people face are: computer games, Internet, telephone, and unexpected company. You know which ones waste your time... with some discipline and planning, you can successfully avoid them.
4. Can You Delegate It?
If you already have too much to do, you can free up some time by finding a trust-worthy team member or co-worker who can help you. This will help you focus on the more important tasks you have to complete.
5. Take A Break
A few minutes break every hour or so can help you stay focused, more refreshed, more efficient, and productive, all of which will help you accomplish more throughout your day.