Are you a Master of Time Management?

You are the master of time management if:

Each moment spent has a defined purpose. You place your priorities toward the top of your to-do list and ensure that these responsibilities get completed.

Your priorities change according to the environment you find yourself in.

Time is of the essence in your workplace; and you develop tunnel vision when it comes to checking tasks off of your to-do list.

When you are in the office, you close the door to all distractions. Texting friends, reading the news, and checking Facebook all take a backseat to the work that quickly piles up on your desk.

At times, focusing on your workload may be challenging. However, you always conquer distractions because you know that your family’s livelihood is dependent on your performance.

When you’re at home, the itinerary is far more relaxed, but things still get done.

You are aware that there are only so many hours in the day. For this reason, the kids have a to-do list. They must tidy up their bedrooms, load the dishwasher, and complete their homework before they can play.

You ensure that the house looks reasonably clean and dinner is ready before you allow yourself to unwind and enjoy some relaxing family time.

But sometimes, like on a particularly stressful day, you are perfectly fine with letting the mess sit and ordering pizza for dinner. Some days, sparing your sanity takes precedence over all tasks on your to-do list!

Today, why not focus on streamlining your performance and optimizing your time for success!

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Do I manage my time efficiently?
  2. What can I do to get more done in less time?
  3. Can I delegate tasks that do not require my immediate attention?

Why not take the time to comment and let me know your answers

Till Next Time

 The Time Doctor – Mike Gardner

Mike Gardner aka ‘The Time Doctor’ and is highly regarded as one of the UK’s leading Time Management and productivity specialists. As well as being regularly featured in both online and off-line media outlets around the world, he is the author of the best selling time management book, Business Owners: Your Family Misses You. He regularly speaks on topics that are congruent with his mission of helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive, whilst still balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, a Dad to Neil & Emma, a hubby to Wendy and in his role as an Officer with the reserve forces, he has completed operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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5 thoughts on “Are you a Master of Time Management?

  1. A great reminder as I start a week of holiday to not get distracted with ‘stuff’ and to keep focused on having a week off. Looks like it’s going to be a lovely week weather wise here in the UK for it too.

  2. I live and die by my to do list and calendar. That being said I rarely complete everything on the list because I seem to imagine that there are more than 24 hours in a day or that I am super woman capable of any and everything.

    I don’t lose sleep over it though. I do what I can, highest priority first.

    Like the post!

  3. Thanks for this post. I like the suggestion of delegating. It seems there is just too much to do without help. But it’s difficult for me to delegate because I have a pretty clear idea of what I want to see happen and at the same time I don’t want to micro-manage my assistant. Any tips on how to delegate?