7 Tips For Effectively Managing Your Time - Part Two
This is the part two on how to manage your effectively . If you missed Part One you can read it HERE
There are a number of recurring considerations that should be factored into planning your time . I have compiled the following list to create a ready reckoner of the key factors together with tips for managing your time and you can adjust them to suit your business or personal life, or in managing to handle both:
1. Plan of attack – Start by thinking about where your life is out of balance. Are you spending too much time at work and not enough time at home? Are you working on the weekends instead of spending time with friends and family? What will make you happy and how can you make some adjustments?
2. Family obligations – Take into consideration the people who matter to you most and see how you can spend more quality time with them. Also be aware that the relationships are two way and you have to give to gain.
3. Delegate – It’s easy to fall into the trap of doing everything yourself – it often feels faster and cheaper. But it may well be time to delegate the things that can be done by someone else. Set up systems and find the help you need so that when you delegate there are clear instructions on what needs to be done and your preferred approach.
4. Schedule time for yourself – Make time to relax and recharge. I know I am very poor at this, so my focus is to schedule in just an hour here or there for me to switch off from work and obligations. You don’t have to make a big deal out of this time; you could do something as simple as taking an hour to read a magazine. No matter what you do, the goal is to take some time to recharge.
5. Prioritise – The key to finding harmony is the ability to prioritise. You have to realistically know what needs to be done first and what can be pushed back to a later time. This applies in our personal and professional lives.
6. The art of saying “No” – We often want to please others and so we take on more and more because someone has asked us to. Sooner or later you have to say no to some things in order to find the equilibrium.
7. One thing at a time – Multitasking was once seen as the way to get things done but realistically it’s easier to focus on one thing; finish it and then move on to the next thing.
You are invited to our event coming up on 27th August- “Save Time, Save Money” . If you are a business owner, you will no doubt benefit from the insight from our panel and the knowledge and experience that will be shared. Read more Here