Time is our most precious resource.
Time management matters. All too often, we become caught up in the ‘busy, busy syndrome’ and our efficiency and progress suffer. Whether you are a mother, or you are the Prime Minister or President of a country, it is essential to learn to value time.
Time is something we all have precisely the same amount, 168 hours per week; it is a finite resource. It is your responsibility to make the most of every minute you have and use it wisely for advancement, either your own or of the people and things for which we are responsible.
Time management tips.
The best time management technique is maintaining a healthy and high energy level:
- Eat, exercise and sleep well for more energy
- Outsource what you don’t like doing or are not good at doing
- Maintain an effective to-do-list
- Block time out for important projects
- Understand delegation
- Learn to write content, or find someone who can
- Eliminate unnecessary communication distractions
- Do one thing at a time, and do it well
- Become more strategic in your work to maximise productivity
- Email is the new snail mail, pick up the telephone
- Take regular breaks throughout your day
- Monitor yourself to see where your time goes
- Set a strict sleeping schedule, working long hours only ages you faster
- Hire competent people and people you like to work with
- Don’t micromanage – trust people to do the right job
- Become more action-orientated
- Spend more time doing strategic planning
- Make use of time management and project management tools.
Make good time management a habit and build the lifestyle you want.
The shuffling of paper might be stress-relieving, but not goal achieving.
Don’t allow yourself to be upset by small things you don’t like doing or are not good at doing. You should delegate, outsource, do or forget. You will lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances which, in a year, will be ignored by everybody else.
Time management and strategic planning are critical skills.
Stop, devote your life to essential actions, feelings, great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings. Unless you build into your budget a market value for your strategic time management, you will not know whether you have a viable career or business.
If you are a content writer, discipline, strategic planning and time management should go hand in hand if you are to avoid procrastination.
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