Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
Since there are never enough hours in a day, the better you manage yours, the more time you will have. It takes clear goals and good habits to make the most of your available time. With everything going on around us, wasting time is easy. But with a little bit of effort, you can manage your time and reclaim your life.
• Know what you really want. It may seem obvious, but frequently, there can be a large gap between what we actually want and what we think we want. Spend time introspecting about your ultimate goals, will be time well-spent.
• Create goals. That means lifetime goals, five-year goals, yearly goals, monthly, weekly, and daily goals. Each goal should have the necessary steps to achieve it. The fact is, without clear goals, you will waste a great deal of time. At the same time, remain flexible to making changes when circumstances call for adjustments.
• Review your working environment. Is it geared to saving you time, or wasting it? Make whatever changes you can to optimize your working day.
• Improve our professional skills to maximize productivity.
• The people you associate with on a daily basis will have a large impact on how you manage your time. Choose who you spend time with wisely and in your best interest. In some instances, you may need to choose selfishly.
• If you are managing other people, you are managing their time as well as your own. Don’t micromanage but understand their work flow.
Managing your personal time allows you to spend more time with family, friends, and on things you enjoy doing (even if that’s the more fun parts of your work) and that is the ultimate goal of a successful personal and professional life, isn’t it?