Spring is upon us! But instead of thinking about ways to clean up your house, let’s discuss some ways that you can clean up your time management skills. Although it seems like a boring thing to think about, people who are good at managing their time not only get more accomplished, but lead healthier, happier lives as well. Luckily, time management is an easy lifestyle change that won’t require you to buy any cleaning supplies!
Time Management = Less Stress
The number one reason why it’s important to get your time management skills in top shape is because if your schedule isn’t well-organized, it turns you into a person that’s constantly rushing and stressed. Those kinds of people don’t typically have productive lives, even though they’re seemingly always busy. And this time of life certainly doesn’t lead to health and happiness. When you manage your time well, your stress level will drop and your productivity will rise.
How To Do It
Start by making a list of goals. If your goal is simply to get to work on time, start there. Once you have a set goal in place, list the things you need to do to accomplish the goal. For example, let’s say getting to work on time every day is the goal. To do this, you’ll need to wake up earlier, go to bed earlier, lay out your outfit the night before, rethink what you make for breakfast, check to make sure your car has enough gas, etc. It doesn’t need to be overwhelming, although it might seem that way at first. Next, make sure you prioritize your actions. Is it really necessary to get Starbucks in the morning, or can you manage with the free coffee brewing in the office?
Professional Time Management Secrets
If you find that you never have enough time to complete your work, there are a couple things you can try. First, think about delegating responsibilities wherever possible. Being respectful and humble about this will help you in a big way. Next, identify distractions that can sidetrack you and eliminate them wherever possible. Social media is a huge, glaring example of a thing that can eat up your time in the office. Try actively discouraging yourself from mindless time-wasters. If you need a break, go for a short walk instead. Not only will it help you burn calories, it will also help your brain rest and reset itself.
I’m Jessica Cox. Being born without arms hasn’t stopped me, in fact, it’s made me a stronger and more positive person. Thanks to my faith and my ability to make the best out of bad situations, I live a happy and productive life. If you’d like me to share my inspirational story with the attendees at your convention, school, or church, please don’t hesitate to contact me.