Well, now that you have successfully implemented the first 6 steps to
Perfect Your Time Management
let’s conclude with the final 4 steps.
Before we jump in.. make sure that you have implemented Part 1 and Part 2 of this series in order have the best results with your time management. Now we will continue with the final time management tips and strategies that will perfect your business, and allow you to create more time for the things you really want to do.
Step 7 To Perfect Time Management Is To Establish Routines
If you have a habit, you sometimes unconsciously do it without waiting for any internal or external motivation.
This is a routine that you are already used to doing. Now we must make sure that you have established routines that lead to healthy time management. And now only that they are established yet that you stick to them as much as possible.
If you make some daily routines in your life that can contribute to your productivity, accomplishing things will be easier and faster, creating successful time management.
The level of fulfillment will be higher and your sense of achievement will make you perform more.
One way to make sure of this is to follow the time management sheet in Step 2.
Step 8 To Time Management Is To Get In The Habit Of Setting Time Limits For Tasks
As part of your perfect time management plan, you always have to specify the duration of your tasks.
Your tasks can never be an unending task.
You have to set a time for you to accomplish everything and follow your schedule.
Control yourself and have the discipline to deliver according to your set deadlines.
This can make you accomplish more in the long run.
When I was discovering how to manage time effectively, I purchased a stop watch. See I found that I would start working on a project and not really set a time limit for that project. As I worked.. I figured I would finish when I finished. You might be able to relate.
So one day, I heard one of my mentors mention that they used a stop watch.. so I figured why not.. I couldn’t explain how it would work, yet I figured if my mentor used it then I should at least try it out.
The first project I used it for was creating a blog post similar to this one… I set the stop watch for 40 minutes.. as I felt I should finish this project in that amount of time.
I actually finished in 30 minutes. I was sold. I’ve never looked back. So if you find yourself having issues completing goals in specific time frames then purchase a stop watch, and set the time and go to work.
What I’ve found is that the stop watch allows for targeted focus on the goal at hand which leads to quicker completion.
Step 9: Make Sure That You Have An Organized System
A disorganized person will never think clearly nor will they accomplish successful time management.
His mind will be overwhelmed with many things.
There are no priorities and he himself will feel the burden of having to do many things.
If this is already happening, then, you have to reread this article and apply the tips to successful time management, one at a time.
You have to gradually implement the ways to manage your time.
You need to have a system to organize things and you need to be patient. What creates a stressful feeling, normally, is expecting things to be done in an instant.
This can result to frustration and can affect your time management program, as a whole.
Finally Step 10: Don’t Waste Time Waiting
Don’t wait for results to be delivered by other people.
Avoid being idle.
When this happens, the drive to achieve will be affected and you will end up dilly-dallying and not accomplishing anything.
With successful time management planning, you can do things in parallel especially when waiting for some results to be given by another person who you have delegated the work to.
Waiting and productivity are extremes.
They never go together.
Find something in your plan to do.
Adjust if necessary.
Remember that your main objective is to do more with less time.
This is the secret of achievers. Successful time management is a very important ingredient for success.
Reread this information as much as you need to until you see the time management habits that you desire.
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