I recently was invited by a client of my Busy Mum Workouts to join her 30 day Facebook group Goal Challenge month. And you know with my busy schedule and the many things I have to do in a day, that I politely smiled and nodded my head as if I would make it, but in the back of my mind I knew it was a tall ask.
But being a person who’s always up for a challenge I made a resolution to try and attend at least some of the days.
So the day of reckoning comes, and I find myself fanatically trying to find among my many lists and lists of links, to try and locate her Facebook group link so I could log into the group. I managed to find it just in time, login and with a few minutes to spare. And to my surprise there were 20 other women already there waiting for Busy Mum Workouts to go live. Now I know I’m realistic when it comes to managing my time, but we all know we have bad days when we fall of the wagon.
Properly allocating your time is never an easy task, especially if you’ve never been the type to make the most of your time. However, there are a lot of ways in order for you to start up and slowly integrate your whole system into practicing effective Time management methods.
Here are a few tips in order for you to successfully initiate some new time management skills.
Keys To Successful Time Management
Before you can use some time management strategies in your schedule, there are a few key principles you have to understand first.
You need to be aware of your goals. Having proper awareness of what your goals are will assist you in properly prioritising your activities for the day. It also helps you to get motivated and avoid distractions in between work.
You also need to develop a flexible schedule for yourself. It must be flexible enough to make sure that if you need to fill in other things aside from your usual schedule, you can still take care of them when you need to.
Tips To Successfully Utilise Your Time
Here are a few tips to successfully utilise your time
1. Examine your old habits and look for ways to change them.
When you learn that your habits are not conducive to proper time management, then it’s about time that you start changing them. Bad habits are usually hard to change but when you’re able to overcome it, the results are rewarding.
2. Put up reminders at home and office about your goals.
Usually when you’re trying to pursue long-term goals, you slowly lose focus on them. Putting reminders everywhere would help you get reoriented with your goals motivating you to strictly follow your schedule.
3. Maintain a list of specific things to be done each day and set a top priority on that list.
Maintaining a list of things to be done everyday is a great way to start on successfully allocating your time properly. A checklist would help you to remember all the things that you need to do for the day and compel you to finish them at the end of the day.
Furthermore making a checklist would definitely help you to become a more responsible person. It is more than just a reminder, but is critical in how you follow that list to see if it effective for you.
4. Concentrate on one thing at a time.
Some people try to do all things at the same time. This happens because people need to do a lot of things but they do not have the luxury of time. Proper time management allows you to concentrate on one task at a time. When you feel that this task is more urgent than the other, then you must first focus on that task before moving on to the next most important task.
When you concentrate only on one task, the time needed to finish the job will significantly lessen giving you more spare time.
5. Enjoy what you are doing.
When you enjoy what you are doing, it creates less stress. When you are not stressed, you are more likely to accomplish your tasks within a shorter time frame.
Consequently, you will be able to do more in your typical working hours.
6. Continually look at ways of freeing up your time.
It is important to try to free your schedule up. Looking for ways to free up your schedule improves the time spent on finishing up your activities. Remember that if you save a few minutes from each activity, and then you sum them all up, you’d realize that you have saved a lot of time.
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