Not enough time in the day! There can be!

How many times have you said the phrase ‘There aren’t enough hours in the day!’ this year already? Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard we try we just can’t fit everything we want or need to do into a day’s work!

You are not alone though – there are many out there who are in the same situation as you are.  Many have always wanted to have more time in their hands so that they can do more things – not only for work related things but for personal matters as well. Below you will find some simple time management tips that will help you to make more of the hours in your day.

So where can you find the extra time you need?

It is all a matter of learning to save time.  While at certain times of the day, you may feel you can afford to relax – this should be the time however for you to seize the opportunity to use it in a more productive way.  You can either start on a new task or plan your schedule strategically.

Be efficient – You find ways to speed up your work without compromising its quality.  You are observant enough to create better systems in how you work or carry out your tasks.  You always look to improve how you do things.  All these will surely help you become more efficient – and thus help you save time.

Evaluate your activities – When you look at your schedule for the day, try to check & evaluate the necessity of each task.  Ask yourself if it really is that important and would it not be in conflict with another on the list that is of prime importance for this time. This ensures you are using your time wisely and strategically.  This means you are driving at completing those that needs to be done first.

Always be prepared – To be able to be effective in the completion of your tasks, be always prepared.  Preparation is key towards meeting your goals on time.  Keep this in mind and you will save a lot of time and missing deadlines will only be a thing of the past.

Finding those extra hours isn’t that hard to achieve. Just be conscious about not wasting time.  Prepare yourself emotionally, physically and mentally – implement the time management techniques above and you will be on your way towards completing all your tasks on time.

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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