“Very few people have enough time and yet almost everyone has all the time in the world.”
What is time management & why is time management important: Your simple practice to effective time management.
Time management is a range of skills, tools and technique used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals. Successful use of time planning technique and working method make it possible to save between 10 and 20 percent of our time everyday. This saving makes time spare for the really important things.
But what happen is, majority of people out there are very bad in handling their time. Thus, they feel overwhelm and never reach their goals and objective.
Why is time management important ?
Every successful person has one thing in common; they have utilized the 24 hours in a day to the maximum by setting their priority tasks. In other words, their know their priority.
Because, time is the most valuable resources we have. It’s finite, scarce commodity and cannot be bought.
Do you know how much is one hour in your life worth to your?
Most people don’t. And…you need to find out how much.
How to handle time management ?
Like the other skills in life, time management also a skill which can be develop.
By handling your time effectively, you’ll:
- consistently and systematically attain your goal
- reduce your stress.
- gain more leisure time
Below are three simple practices you can use that will tremendously help you to see your goal clearly, reduce your stress and have more time to enjoy life.
a) Set you goal / objective
b) Plan your task and milestone you need to accomplish. (daily , weekly, monthly)
c) Set your priorities (daily)
There are free and expensive tools available out there for you to use in order to manage your time effectively.
or you can do the below mentioned things which have work well for me. I got this idea from Lead The Field by Earl Nightingale and it’s the only thing I practice.
It only requires a pen and a piece of paper.
1) Before you sleep, write on a piece of paper the six most important things you have to do.
2) Then number them in the order of their importance.
3) The next morning, go to work on item number one and stay with it until it’s successfully completed.
4) Then move onto number two, and so on.
5) When you’ve finished with all six, get another piece of paper, and repeat the process.
6) Try this for the next seven days
The idea is, working on one task at a time until it’s successfully completed before going on to the next. This helps me a lot in managing my daily task. It’s really reduce my stress and worries.
I know where am I going and I know what is my next most logical steps I need to do to get to my goal. And you need too.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a pen and a lot of paper. You need to define you goal and starts to planning for your future right now.
Remember, a successful life is nothing more than a lot of successful days put together and.. it’s going to take so many days to reach your goal.
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