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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Get Help With These Time Management Tips

Posted by patrick

By David Peterson

Let's face it we only have 24 hours a day. With so many things on our minds, endless chores to finish, return calls to make, meetings to attend, and so on, things can get out of control fast. These are just some of the activities that you go through in a week.

There are a lot of time management tips out there. Individuals differ from each other. Some time management tips may be effective to the person sitting right beside you but it would be not effective for you.

What you should really do before adapting time management tips or method is to assess yourself and how you go through the day. Keeping track of how much time you spend for every activity will help you identify time wasters. By knowing this you can easily eliminate or lessen the time you spend on activities that are unimportant.

Once you are able to do that, then you can organize your daily activities. Prioritize things that have deadlines and are important, once finished you will have more time for other things. Be realistic, just list things that you can finish in a single day.

It is very important that you should prioritize only important tasks. There are tasks that might be deceivingly simple, it will look very important but what it really does is it turns you away from your ultimate goal. Some of these tasks are unimportant meetings, social activities, calls, and other pressing matters.

Avoid being a perfectionist. Trying to do a chore over and over again, defeats its purpose. With this attitude you will never finish all your chores in just one day.

Another thing to remember is the importance of saying no. Some people that I know run themselves haggard trying to help others even if they have workloads up to their necks. Helping others finish their chores on time can never help you finish the assigned task to you.

Get things done by doing small tasks at the same time is a great time saver. For example, you can cook while washing the dishes, wash the car while watering the plants, and make some calls while commuting. These can help you save a lot of time.

Keeping notes of what you need to do can really help. If need be, try having a daily planner with you or a little notebook to keep track of your activities.

Once you have established your daily activities, it will become a habit. In no time at all you will find yourself accomplishing more tasks in a single day than before.

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