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10 Super Quick Tips To Help Manage Your Time And Your Life

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Effective time management isn’t a seminar you attend or a book you read. Time management is a process that must be engaged every day to be effective. Although, I guaranteed “how to manage your time and your life” is googled multiple times a day. In fact, usually the most disorganised people in an office own the most time management books.

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The way you manage your time can have a huge affect on the way your life goes. Click through for time management tips and time management skills that will help you be more productive. Try these productivity tips for more productivity and focus.  The ability to learn successful time management and productivity is essential to personal development and self improvement. But learning time management strategies is not always easy.  Find out how to manage your time here

It’s not that time management books are ineffective, far from it! But, frankly, people “don’t have time” to read the time management books!

If you’ve read tons of time management books created a time management plan and still failed to reach your goals, it’s likely because you’re too flexible and easy on yourself and others when it comes to the schedule. The sorry fact is that time is not limitless. You can’t get more. You can’t work harder to get more of it; it’s a finite resource that cannot be increased or replaced. But it can be worked with.

When you realise that time is finite and that there really might not be some future distant tomorrow, you might start being more ruthless with the time you’ve got. 

I actually have heaps of tips that will help you manage your time and your life. I can’t wait to share them all with you. But, in the interest of keeping it simple, let’s start with ten super quick tips. These will set you on the way to getting serious about time management strategies as you see the value unfold.

How to Manage Your Time 

The way you manage your time can have a huge affect on the way your life goes. Click through for time management tips and time management skills that will help you be more productive. Try these productivity tips for more productivity and focus.  The ability to learn successful time management and productivity is essential to personal development and self improvement. But learning time management strategies is not always easy.  Find out how to manage your time here

1. Get a day planner 

Use it faithfully. No more sticky notes with reminders scattered around your desk, car and refrigerator. Keep all appointments and reminder in one place, your day planner.

2. Create a daily to-do list. 

If you do this on your computer, you can quickly move around items as you prioritise the day. If on paper, you can code the items with numbers or letters for: Urgent, Need to Do Today, Can Do This Week.

3. Read your To-Do list first thing in the morning.

Don’t touch a newspaper, open email or answer the phone until you see the roadmap for your day.

4. Review your To-Do list 

Do this at mid-day and end of the day to see what you accomplished and what still needs doing.

5. Transfer tasks

At the end of the day, transfer the items remaining to tomorrow’s or Monday’s list. If possible, remove anything that is not significant.

6. Delegate

Delegate as much as possible to an assistant, colleague or associate. If you work independently, consider hiring a Virtual Assistant for a few hours per week. The price is right, and there’s no obligation as with hiring an employee. This is particularly effective if you travel or spend much time outside the office. If you cannot delegate, work out ways to simplify your tasks. For example, I’m a BIG Pinterest user, and I have just found a way to streamline my pinning in a big way. I’ve taken creating one pin from a 10 step process to a 3 step process. Saving me 15-20 minutes PER pin. I’ll let that sink in for a second!

The ability to learn successful time management and productivity is essential to personal development and self improvement. But learning time management strategies is not always easy. Click through for time management tips and time management skills that will help you be more productive. Try these productivity tips for more productivity and focus

7. Only attend the necessary things

Attend only the meetings that are necessary to do your job. Avoid any meetings that you can. Unless a meeting is well organised with an agenda, there is usually wasted time chatting.

8. Close the door

Close your door when you are focusing on a task. Or put up a sign on your cubicle asking people to stop by later when you finish this work.

9. Voicemail is your friend

Let voice mail answer your phone while you are focusing on an important task. Even better, turn your phone off

10. It is perfectly okay to say no

Say “no” as often as possible when you have reached your work limits. That means saying no to overtime or taking work home. When you are mentally or physically exhausted, you don’t do your best work, and you need to say so.

It’s easy to stay on track, and manage your time and your life, once you commit to changing your daily habits. Put the above tips into action, and you should see more free time throughout your day.

Disclosure: If you purchase anything from links in this post or any other, I may receive some kind of affiliate commission. However, I only ever mention products I love and would recommend whether I was being compensated or not.

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