Time Management

 

You probably live your life in a rush. You rush to get to work, rush to get to meetings, and never have time to do the things that you want to do.

Does that seem like a familiar to you? And slowly things that you wanted to do to improve your life and business fall by the wayside because the time just isn’t there to do them.

Or so you may think.

The reality is that whether you are your own boss or work for someone else, there is a lot of time in the day which is not productive, whether it’s waiting for the kettle to boil while making coffee in the morning, to having a chat with a client or colleague at work.

I am not suggesting that you should stop doing these things, as then life becomes very boring and mundane and that’s not the object of this article. The object of this article is to make you ask yourself how you can become more focussed and achieve more in less time so you can spend more of your time doing the things you enjoy.

You basically need to start taking control of your time, contrary to popular belief it is possible to plan your day and carry out tasks which are more important than others, leaving less important tasks for the next day.

You need to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve in a given week. Start by making a list of all the things you want to get done.

The next step is to plan when you need to get them done by (a target or deadline for completing them).

The next step is to prioritise which tasks are more important than others, my suggestion would be to use a simple numbering system between 1 and 3 to allocate priority where one is most important and 3 is the least important.

Try this out and see how it goes.