Time Management TipsTime Management Tips for Busy Managers
Here are some time management tips to get you started in organizing your life and better managing your time.
You will be surprised by the potential of people around you. Click here for more information on effective delegation
2. Learn to Say “NO.”
It’s a hard lesson to learn, but remember how much time and effort you are sacrificing just because you are emotionally unable to say no. Try practicing it and you will see how much time you will gain to focus on more important tasks.
3. Take a Break.
To increase the quality and the quantity of your work, get into the habit of taking a short break: a tea/coffee break, a short walk, or maybe a nap – every few hours.
4. Be Flexible.
When your plans don't go as planed, make the best of that situation and go with the flow instead of trying to fight it. You will spend more time fighting against something that is beyond your control than resolving the situation differently.
5. Reward yourself
Some people inject pampering into their personal reward program. Do what makes you happy. Close your office door and listen to some classical music, or have a pedicure.
6. To Do List
Spend 15-20 minutes every week to plan your "To Do
List". Take a
few minutes every morning to update it. Ask yourself: What are
for the week/day?
your Time Analysis Chart.
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8. The Cloud and The Sky
Focus on a single task/project(the cloud) and finalize it, without forgetting the big picture(the sky). See how that project fits into your long term goals.
Remember that change has very much to do with breaking the old habits and creating new ones. You will not see the impact of these time management tips overnight, but they will help you have an easier transition.Looking for more time management tips? Check out our Time Management Resource Box!
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Dr Franklin C. Ashby
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