Effective Time Management Strategies for Everyone
Good time management will always involve a strategy or an action plan if you will. The following are the most common and as effective.
Prioritize your work
Rank the thing you must do for the day. Start with the most important and unpleasant then work you way down. The things that you think is not really needed immediately and not important can be done as the day wore on and if you have the time.
Assign work time frames for each.
Assigning work time frames for each task, even if it is not so realistic at first can give you a good idea later on regarding the a more realistic approach. The idea is to start it off and stick it out.
It always happen that when you are trying to do a good job or start on a significant one that will have a drastic effect, sooner or later something crops up to derail your effort. Ask anyone who has succeeded and they will tell you the same. Allow extra time for the unexpected. It may not be as dramatic. Unnecessary interruptions like phone calls, mails, the do you have a minute thing, this all eats up your time and if it is not prioritize or given allowances, frustration grows.
Limit giving in to temptation of engaging in small talk when priorities are set and being worked on. Respect you decision in planning and you are on your way.
Be realistic about the things that you can and can not do. Delegate the things that you must.
There are tasks that you can do anywhere that doing them now will only complicate your main task at hand. Recognize them and do it on your flexible time.
Learn to compromise where it is necessary.
The importance and urgency of a task can change anytime of the day. Make adjustments and allow times for these. If there are things that has to be re prioritize, re scheduled, postponed and dropped altogether.
Accepting your limitations is a good idea anytime. There are tasks that you can not do now and there are tasks that you can learn to do better next time.
Learning to relax is the main point in all of these exercises. The main idea that makes time management very popular is the time it allows people to take control of their lives and have enough time left to enjoy things that matters most.
In today’s busy schedules, it is imperative that time are assigned into manageable blocks because there is simply no other viable option. The other choice will be like standing still in the middle of a crowd that is moving forward.