• Do you sometimes forget files, appointments, dates, keys or even deadlines and then have to apologise?
• Do you wish there were more than 24 hours in one day?
• Do you wish you had gone to bed earlier last night?
You may already use paper or electronic organisers to plan your day but even with these, you still don’t seem to get everything done. Sound familiar? Well, you are not alone.
It is very important to manage one’s time but particularly if you are someone who has to multi-task and juggle many jobs during the course of a day.
Let us look at some strategies to help you become more organised / productive.
• Find out how you allocate your time. Start a log of everything that you do during the day, to see exactly how much time you spend on activities such as emailing, social networking,
phoning, eating, drinking or travelling.
• Prioritise your ‘to do’ list in categories. MUST DO, SHOULD DO, LIKE TO DO
• Every evening, plan the next day and keep strictly to your ‘to do’ list!
• Try NOT to answer the phone every time it rings!
• Email is addictive so turn it off when you are concentrating.
• Make a concerted effort to manage your daily interruptions.
• Learn to say ‘No!’ when asked to carry out a task which is unrealistic.
• Don’t procrastinate. Once you have started a project – see it through to the end. Although it may seem obvious, the more productive time you spend on it, the sooner it will be
We all have the same 24 hours in each day, yet some seem to utilise their time better than others because the chances are they are organised and self-disciplined.
What about you?
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