Time Management is being control

Be in control

If we are to improve our time management, we have to be in control of time in all aspects of our lives. When we are in control of our lives, we have the ability to manage whatever life throws at us.

Whilst learning time management, we must remember that anything that happens to us has an affect in one way or another. The process of time management is complicated, but once learnt, you will find that life becomes a lot easier. Before you can develop a time management plan, you will need to analyse all areas of your life, and be honest about how you spend your time.

Where does it all go? 

When determining how you can improve your time management, you need to answer the question “where does it all the time go?” You will need to look at areas such as; time with family and friends, time spent at work, time reserved for yourself, etc. You must allow yourself time to deal with the little crises that are inevitable in life. You are now taking the first steps to both control and manage your time. There are no boundaries to time management, but change in just a few areas will make life easier and less stressful.

Take control

When considering how we can control our time management, address factors such as time spent relaxing, entertaining, eating, bathing and dressing, and other things that make up your daily life. Give some thought to where and why, you spend more time than you really need too. Think about where you could utilise that wasted time to make your life better. Eliminating wasted time in one area of our lives and using it in another area can help to build and strengthen relationships, aid in stress relief, and even help you do your job better.

Always make a determined effort to control your time within the workplace. Not managing your time effectively or spending too much time on a task that you could delegate to someone else can make your job stressful, routine or even boring. Taking control of your time allows you to work on more meaningful projects, and be highly regarded as an employee.

If you practice good time management, you will always be in control of your time, with the result that you will always get the most out of your work, and your life.

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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6 thoughts on “Time Management is being control

  1. I think knowing where you spend your time is a huge thing, but also prioritizing what needs to be done. We are all given the same amount of time each day it is how we choose to use it that is important.

  2. I agree with you wholeheartedly about time management, that’s why I downloaded your tips! I can always use help in that area. Great work! And thanks!!!

  3. Mike, I LOVE this site! So glad that UBC brought me here. Time, where does it all go? That’s the million dollar question for so many. I appreciate the post, and now I have to figure out where my day went 🙂