A personal note from me...
It has become about more than just "time management" for me, but rather about time "well spent" or "well invested". To spend, means to waste. To invest, is to think about the return and about the future. If you have spent any amount of time with me or listening to my podcast you know that I share about time being the only non-renewable resource... and how precious it is to protect the who, what and where you invest it.
This is something that not even I get right most of the time. It can be so easy to always be in react mode. It can be easy to answer the urgent but unimportant, rather than always discerning that which is the urgent and important. We can easily get busy being, well just busy. I hate it when I do that. I look at my children and am constantly reminded to do better.
Ask yourself, What's Important Now? Learn to adopt the Essentialism concept of understanding the Trade-ff, there is always a trade off. And to do LESS but BETTER. (Read Greg Kneough's book Essentialism for more on this!)
Take a the time to do a Values Exercise (Podcast Link Here) so you can more fully know where you *actually* want to spend your time, and what matters most to you. Look honestly at your life, note the areas you are out of integrity and readjust.
When I started to cut/remove/slash/leave/end/stop/let go of... etc of those things, people and things that robbed me of my time and energy... so much was freed up! Living and breathing from your own personal integrity in every area of your life feels amazing! I felt relieved, released and suddenly not ever single minute of my life was filled. There was space. Breath. And from that space room to create, time to heal, the ability to just be, opportunity to connect and so much more of the wonderful stuff of life that you can just sort of miss if you are not intentional with your time.
If improving your time management abilities is one of your New Year's objectives, now is the time to get started. Making a to-do list, writing down your chores, prioritizing those things, and scheduling are all part of time management planning.
I believe that everyone is familiar with time management planning. People often take it lightly since it sounds simple, but this should not be the case. The abilities you gain via self-analysis, planning, assessment, and self-control determine how you use that time. Time is both important and finite, much like money. It must be safeguarded, carefully utilized, and budgeted.
Determine a path of action by evaluating your most time-consuming duties and analyzing if you are engaging your time in the most vital activities. Knowing how much time is necessary for normal chores might help you plan and estimate what time is left for other activities more realistically.
To properly manage your time, you must distinguish between what is important and urgent. According to experts, the most critical jobs aren't always the most pressing. However, we tend to let pressing activities rule our lives.
While both urgent and essential actions must be completed, less time should be spent on actions that may not be important (despite their urgency) to make time for less urgent but important activities.
Rather than objectives or multi-step plans, listing doable activities is an excellent approach to start. Sort the tasks on your "to-do" list into priority order (both important and urgent).
Time management experts advocate adopting a customized planning tool to increase productivity. Time trackers, time savers, task organizers, and habit creators are just a few of the many time management tools available.
Scheduling involves more than merely writing down what has to be done. Make sure you schedule time for the activities you wish to do. Knowing oneself is necessary for effective scheduling. Your time log should assist you in figuring out when you're at your most productive and aware.
Benefits of Time Management
It's crucial to be able to manage your time successfully. Better time management leads to increased efficiency and production, reduced stress, and more life success.
Anxiety is reduced by creating and sticking to a task plan. You can see that you are progressing as you cross tasks off your "to-do" list. This task keeps you from being anxious about whether or not you're getting things done.
You will have more opportunities to enjoy your daily life if you manage your time well. People who can efficiently manage their time have more time to devote to hobbies or other personal pastimes.
Individuals who practice strong time management can attain their goals and objectives more effectively and in less time. You'll have more possibilities when you manage your time properly and spend less time on pointless things.
Try to rethink your time management tactics and replace them with ones that will benefit you more. Successful time management contributes to greater personal satisfaction, more successes at home or work, and a more fulfilling future.
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