9 Proven Factors to Managing YOUR time:

‘ learning to navigate time to your own advantage’
When I hear people speak of ‘time management’ it makes me smile. Time marches along just fine without your intervention. Time is the only commodity that we all get exactly the same amount of in a day. You cannot control time, but you can learn to self-manage. Better time management skills can improve how you think about time; improve your awareness of how you use time, ultimately allowing you to be better positioned for peak performance.
9 Proven Factors to Managing YOUR time:
  1. Create a way of navigating YOUR time that is congruent with who You are, and use Your natural tendencies to YOUR advantage (ie) if you are a morning person perform your most challenging tasks while you are ‘on’
  2. Plan ahead, know what you have committed to
  3. Under-promise and over-deliver on your commitments
  4. Anticipate the unexpected, leave space in your time planning to contend with the ‘extenuating’ circumstances
  5. If it is worth doing, do it ‘right’ the first time
  6. Have a ‘to-do list’ and put your least desirable tasks at the top of it
  7. Identify time-robbers and remove those that are not in keeping with YOUR goals
  8. Delegate responsibilities whenever possible
  9. Learn to say ‘no’ well before you are ready to explode

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  1. 9 Proven Factors to Managing YOUR time:

    Time management is a funny term isn't it. As someone who is very good with time management, I mean in the way that I can get a heck of a lot done in a short period of time, I am also plagued with the problem of being late for everything… though I have been toiling over this concept for 20 years now trying to figure out the psychology of it, I have come to the realization that it is not because I am disrespectful of other peoples' time, but simply because I always think “I can just finish this” or “I just need to get this done”… usually working on something right up to the wire of when I should be leaving, and then going, and rushing to get somewhere. A prime example, I managed to paint my entire house in 1 hour periods of time when my daughter was at preschool. I would say that is decent time management, and yet I was late almost every one of those days to pick her up, thinking “I can just paint one more wall, i have 5 minutes before I need to leave”. Now some would say it is because I have more respect for that wall, than for my child's teacher… but I'd say it has more to do with my neuroticism of thinking I can just do one more wall in 5 minutes…

    I recently purchased a fridge magnet for my mom and realized I should really keep it… it states “why would I be on time if no one is there to appreciate it?”…

    I do try to be on time as I know others find it disrespectful, however I really struggle to do it, as it seems to goes against my nature… but I understand how being late is perceived and so this is one place where I feel I need to go against my nature and do what is “right” in the eyes of others! . 🙂


  2. 9 Proven Factors to Managing YOUR time:

    Such a difficult lesson. There is always so much to do and so many distractions. I always start with the best plans…. Thanks for the hints. A good list to post in my “To Do” book.

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