Time Management Techniques
Incorporating some basic time
management techniques into your day will save you time,
frustration and money.
Don’t Be Late - If you have an
appointment, leave an hour earlier. Together with traffic delays and phone call
interruptions, you’ll have plenty of time to arrive at your destination.
Have you ever felt like someone
just pressed the Fast-forward button on your day and before you know it the day
is over and you are sitting there wondering what you've accomplished? This is
where good time management techniques come into play.|
If you’ve ever
been to New York, specifically walked the streets of Manhattan, you will
immediately notice everyone is rushing around, seemingly clueless as to where
they are going. Typical of major cities, visitors always ask, “Where is everyone
running to?” Actually, the question should be, “Why is everyone in such a
hurry?” It’s all about time. She’s late for lunch; he’s going to miss the train
or bus home; we’ll be late for dinner. No one ever stops to think about the
amount of time wasted worrying about it. The realization that proper planning is
the key to saving time has somehow eluded us. It’s important, then, to discuss
time management techniques to effectively yield positive results.
Preparation: Make a daily list of things to do, appointments to
keep, and so on.
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First on the List - When making a list of things to do, begin with the
most important item first. Then prioritize the rest as you complete your list.
Throw Perfectionism out the Window - If you have an important engagement,
wedding or other function to attend; don’t waste so much time over the minor
things which will cause you to be late. You know the old saying, “Don’t sweat
the small stuff.” It happens to be true. Conversely, if you expect company for
the holidays, don’t freak out because your kitchen floor isn’t spotless. No one
cares but you. Friends are coming to your home to see you, not the floor.
Don’t Procrastinate - If you’ve started a home project, but you have to
pick up a friend at a certain time; drop what you are doing and go. If that
doesn’t work, have your friend call you every 15 minutes until you’ve left the
Don’t Be Afraid to Say, “Sorry, I Can’t.” - Perhaps you are working on a
project at work, and you must leave on time to pick up your children this
particular day. Your boss asks if you can stay an extra hour. You feel torn
about saying no for fear you may upset your boss. Stop! You are a hard worker;
you’re very efficient, and you’ve always been there when your boss needed you.
It’s time to think of you. Simply say, “Sorry, I can’t today.”
Incorporating some time management techniques
is important. It is a basic and important component in how we conduct our
business; our lives, and even our free time. It should not be wasted nor
squandered; but used for preparing our daily routines; our work habits; and our
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