Where do you get the time to do all that you do?
Time management is a BIG DEAL. How well we use the 24 hours will determine our success. By managing our time we’ll be able to lessen the possibility of becoming stressed. Yes. Stress does come from poor time management. Prioritizing your tasks in accordance to their importance will definitely give direction to your life. What are you going to spend your time on today? How important are the things you are spending most of your time on? Do you have a list of important things that you have to get done daily or weekly?
“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin
Where did the day go? To get the most out of your day, you should plan in advance, maybe the night before, the things you want to get done the following day. Don’t only think about it, but write it down. A quote I was reminded of was, “The palest ink is always sharper than the best memory.” So, by writing things down we’ll know what to do and don’t have to get up in the morning trying to remember what to do. Sitting or lying in bed trying to remember could be time spent doing one of the things that are already on the list which will make the day more productive.
How do you get more done with the time you have?
Starting your day earlier is a great way to give yourself some additional time to get more things done.
“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain
Prioritizing your daily activities in accordance to their importance can help you avoid skipping around not knowing where or what to start with. And, remember to check off each task once completed.
“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.” Dallin H. Oaks
Act when you are most alert and productive
Know your most efficient time throughout the day. When do you find yourself most alert and productive? Are you a morning person? Are you more creative in the mid-day, evening or night?
“Efficiency and focus are the keys to success” Robert Crais
Avoid overextending yourself
By not overextending yourself you give yourself the chance to focus on specific things and lessen your need to procrastinate. You don’t want to stretch yourself too thin, because you are not going to be able to complete everything. Even if you do, you may not produce your best work.
“When you know what is important, it is a lot easier to ignore what is not.” Marie Forleo
“NO” is always an option
The more you take on, the lesser the quality of work you’ll have. Remember you owe it to your already establish priorities to do your best. Therefore, you will have to say NO to some of the calls you get, especially if they are not tied into what you already set out to accomplish.