Basic Time Management Fundamental, Measurement

Two Step Simple Time Management Plan

Time Management Fundamentals are important to your goal setting program. Even if you just know the basics of time management, you will become more productive and arrive at your goals sooner.

Goals – Think about what you want to accomplish during the day, that is your goals for the day, and plan out the best way to make it happen. Begin with the end in mind, the results you want. (You would be surprised how few people do this before they set out a schedule.)

Having a good time management plan is going to be a great help in getting more done on time.  Here is a two step simple plan to get more done.

  1. Set up a time log. Keep track of everything you do and how long it takes you to do it. This will help you see what you are doing presently and show you opportunities for time savings. As you see where you can make changes, insert them into your schedule.
  2. Make a list everyday of everything that you need to do.  Do it at the end of the day for the next day.  Mark them in the order of importance to achieving your goals.  List a certain amount of time that you can do them in and make sure that you stick to your plan.

At the end of the day clean up your space so that you are ready for a fresh start the following day with your goals and plan held firmly in your mind.

Managing your time takes some practice. You will find that you are not going to be good at this right away. So, allow for that. Don’t go beating yourself up at the start because you make some mistakes. You have probably developed some poor habits in this area that allow you to squander minutes or even hours here and there. Just realize that you are human and refocus your efforts.

You will find that you have many tasks to accomplish on the way to your goal. There never seems to be enough time in the day to make them all happen. We all go through it. Know what is important, and when to say ‘no’ to things that will take you off course. Keep this in mind always. You need to do what is best for yourself and be in control of your time.

Set up a simple task and time schedule that you commit to completing, and that will put you ahead of the majority of people. And that is a pretty good place to be.