There are many reasons that people have difficulty with their Time management, one of the most cited ones is too much work, if this is the case for you, look at your workload and decide how your workload fits in with your goals and objectives. Decide which things help you on the path towards there achievement and which don’t.
To improve your Time Management do:
- Carry out a time audit to establish how you spend your time.
- Be honest about how long things take you to do.
- Ensure you allow time for reflection and learning.
- Delegate whenever possible.
- Anticipate the pressure that making commitments can bring about.
- Communicate with others, whenever you have time conflicts.
- Plan ahead at all times.
To improve your Time Management don’t:
- Spend time on unnecessary activities or those that don’t help you on the road towards the achievement of your goals or objectives.
- Try to undertake the impossible.
- Blame others for your lack of planning or disorganisation.
- Get hung up on processes and procedures.
- Make commitments that you can’t keep.
- Expect others to make up for what you can’t do or have committed to do for others.
- Give up.
The central point of effective time management is planning. Bringing about behavioural change starts with bringing time in to the consciousness, this in turn builds awareness and awareness always precedes action.
Till Next Time
The Time Doctor – Mike Gardner