Time Management Made EasyWritten by Lynne Kaska
Time Management Made Easy
In today’s world, time is a sacred thing. Many of us work 40 hour a week jobs, some of us go to school on top of that, some of us come home and are single moms. We only have so many hours in a week, and we have to learn how to utilize every spare moment that we have. Time goes so fast and important thing for me to remember is to enjoy each passing moment, because I will never experience it again. My purpose in writing this article is to teach you a little bit about time management and how to simplify it so that anyone can learn to balance their time.
One of most important keys to effective time management is to be aware of how you spend your time. So here’s a little assignment for you to do today. I want you to every 30 minutes, check in with yourself about what you are doing with your time. Keep a little notebook or a piece of paper with you at all times. If you feel that you are wasting time, you can check in more often than every 30 minutes. Write down what you’ve done over last 30 minutes. Everything is critical.
Now I want you to think about something. I want you to think about how much your time is worth. How many hours do you work in a year? If you work a 40 hour work week then you work approximately 1500 hours in a year. Multiply that by your hourly rate. Think about what you cost your employer in payroll taxes, office space occupied, and supplies.
The Top Ten Ways to Stop Procrastinating NowWritten by Kerul Kassel
10. Procrastination Condemnation - Lose Labels! All those things you call yourself, such as lazy, scattered, disorganized, not good enough, incompetent, or stupid, for example, aren’t helping you get things done, are they? You’ve learned to believe them, and you think they’ve become something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you look around yourself, though, you’ll see evidence that you can accomplish quite a number of things without delay.
9. Procrastination Exaggeration – Are you really procrastinating, or are you simply focusing on other priorities? It’s possible that those things you’re not doing shouldn’t get done until sometimes later, perhaps not at all. Focus on only most significant areas first, and rest will come.
8. Procrastination Temptation – If you hang out with people who coax you to procrastinate, it’s time to start surrounding yourself with better examples. If you know certain that situations are too enticing and will lure you from following through, create a work-around plan that will help you prevent yourself from “taking bait”.
7. Procrastination Alienation – Recognize that you’re not alone, and are, in fact, in excellent company. Most people procrastinate about something, sometimes about many things. In a recent survey on procrastination, almost 1/3 of respondents who identified themselves as procrastinators had a post-graduation or higher education.
6. Procrastination Inclination – At moment you are about to procrastinate, stop for just a moment to acknowledge pattern, even if you continue on to put off whatever you were going to do. Awareness and acceptance that these are your current patterns is a necessary step in procrastination extermination.
5. Procrastination Perspiration – You probably think that only way to stop procrastinating is to use will power and discipline. While that certainly can work, it can cost you a lot of energy and struggle. By allowing yourself to begin recognizing what is specifically in way of following through, and creating simple new patterns, progress is pretty painless and immediate. For more information, sign up for New Leaf Systems ezine (www.newleafsystems.com) , and soon-to-be-published book The Power of Procrastination.