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.
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