Time Management Tips
29 Ways to Be Generous With Your Time
Your Time Management Coach is here to share easy to use time management tips and to answer all of your questions. Most people want to know how to get more done in a day. It’s important to remember that more isn’t always better and that balance in your schedule is even more important.
- Time management tips can help you to:
- Improve your productivity.
- Improve your efficiency.
- Decrease overwhelm.
- Balance your work load.
During this month of November and the Thanksgiving season we have an opportunity to practice gratitude. I’m going to share my 29 time management tips. These are little ways to use and save time. These time management tips will take as little as 2 seconds but no more than 120 minutes. Just imagine how much you can accomplish in only 2 seconds.
Time Management Tip #1: Forgive someone.
You may be wondering what forgiveness has to do with time management. Anything that takes time means that you need to consciously create time to do it. That includes forgiving someone. Doing so verbally will literally take no more than just 2 seconds. If you would rather do so in writing it might take a minimum of only 3-5 minutes. When you consider how little time you devote to just this 1 task, as compared to the outcome and benefits, it is incalculable.
Why we don’t manage to take the time
In general, some people procrastinate and don’t take the time to do something because they think it will take longer than it really will to just do it. When you think about the time you waste putting off the task or rewriting something on your to-do list it doesn’t add up. Another obstacle in managing time is the reliance on a to-do list. If it takes time, then make time. Make an appointment with yourself to get something done. Schedule a specific amount of time on a specific date to do it. This approach will become a system that you can rely upon to manage your time, I promise.
December 28, 2011Here are some great ideas to start your new year in an organized fashion, check out these calendars: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/calendars-new-year-00000000050216/index.html?xid=df-12-28-2011 Read more
December 27, 2011As 2012 approaches think about ways to organize your calendar. Write down all of the important occasions (birthdays and anniversaries) on your calendar for the entire year now. Buy cards for the entire month (always keep a few extra blank ones on hand). File them in your bill organizer each month (a week before the due date). ... Read more
December 18, 2011My client is so motivated. Watch how we organize this drawer… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs8R3UwqiTk&feature=g-upl&context=G24999a0AUAAAAAAABAA Read more
December 16, 2011Living in San Diego is expensive so I am always looking to find ideas to save my organizing clients money… Do you clip coupons? Do you use them before they expire? Do you organize them in a way that makes them easy to use? Most important, do you have them with you when you need them? There ... Read more
December 13, 2011Don’t sabatoge your time. Plan to run errands at times when you are least likely to have to wait in lines. Too many excuses not to exercise? Do it first thing in the morning before you turn on the computer! Make difficult phone calls first & get them over with. Read more
December 12, 2011Establish a routine for accomplishing regular tasks. These might include: responding to email, paying bills, making phone calls, running errands. Set a day & time slot to do these tasks. For example, commit to some type of exercise every morning from 7-8 a.m. Check email 2x/day from 10-10:20 a.m. and 3-3:20 p.m. The benefit of a routine is to create ... Read more
December 9, 2011Most kids are on vacation for at least 2 weeks. No matter what their ages that’s a long time and planning some activities is in everyone’s best interest. TIPS: Use a calendar that is visible to the family & write down scheduled activities. Schedule time for reading (let them select the books) & mark due dates. Schedule time ... Read more
December 5, 2011There are some basic tips for getting started that are easy to implement: TIP 1: Get rid of all clothing that is stained & torn. TIP 2: Get rid of all clothing that you have not worn in more than two (2) years. TIP 3: Get rid of clothing that does not fit you now…too tight, too loose, too short, ... Read more
December 4, 2011If you are asking, “Do I need a makeover?” that means that the idea has already crossed your mind and that you are open to the process. That’s great! Everyone – men and women – can benefit from a makeover. The Outside In Approach knows that helping you make the right choices about how you present yourself outwardly will ... Read more
December 1, 2011TIP #1: Do you have a stash of old tissue, gift bags, wrapping paper & bows? Instead of buying more, create a staging area in your home, lay it all out, use it up this season. TIP #2: Do you have a collection of flower vases or glass jars you’re not using? Get them out, clean ... Read more