Time Management

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With good time management, a person can get far more done than what they would otherwise. Time management can not only help one achieve many personal and career goals, but it can actually lead to a happy and less stressful life.

Here are a few time management tips to help get any time management problems in order so you spend more time on the tasks that will do the most good for you:

Priority List:
Write down all the things that you must do for a given period of time. The best time to do this is at the beginning of week.  When you only rely on memory you are likely to forget something.
Decide what is most important to get done. Rate your tasks between 1 – 5, with number 1 being the most important and number 5 being the least important tasks. Now can work on this week’s task according to their priority.

Make a Schedule:
It is far easier to follow a schedule than to decide at the last minute what you should be doing for the day. By making a schedule, you can easily balance the most urgent tasks with things you must do for long-term success. Schedule tasks around other important business, like doctor appointments, washing the car, etc.

Don’t Worry About Perfect:
Decide if you really need every spot off that window you are cleaning, or if it is good enough for the moment so that you can move onto a different task.

Keep it Simple:
Many times people find they feel overwhelmed because they commit to more than what they can handle.  It may be no problem to take on that extra job, or agree to sit with someone’s kids if you have a large enough time slot in your schedule; but if not, just say no.

Take a Timeout:
Always schedule enough relaxation and recreation time in your week that you can take a breather. You will accomplish far more if you are refreshed and not stressed. Getting enough sleep and socializing is just as important to balance life as finishing tasks.
When you manage your time, you will find that you are far less stressed and able to accomplish a great deal more than when you tackle tasks in an unorganized manner.  Take control and manage your time.

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