The process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities – especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity. wikipedia.org
Isn’t it quite ironical that we barely find enough time to do the things we love doing most; the passion is there, the talent required to get it done is there, we have all the materials needed at our disposal but one thing always seem to be missing; the time needed to get it done.
Truth is, we have time to do whatever it is we want to do, it’s all a matter of proper planning and order of priority. Time management is not a strange word neither is it a new development but most people still find it challenging keeping up with the pace in this regard.
Adequate management not only allows for you to get things done, it also ensures effectiveness and excellence in getting things done. Read on to discover tips on how to effectively manage your time.
Figure Out Your Peak Period
Your peak period is that moment of the day when you are most active and at your best; finding out your peak period will enable you channel your energy in the right direction and also be more productive. Find out your peak period and plan your schedule around it, beginning with the most seemingly tedious tasks.
Develop A Routine
Once you have been able to figure out your peak period, come up with a daily routine and stick to it. Let your routine revolve round your peak period and do all it takes to remain committed to it.
Deal With Distractions
Distractions can come in various forms, social media, your gadgets, friends and even family. As much as you can, try to avoid every form of distractions during your peak period so you can make the most of your plans for the day.
What greater thief of time is there other than procrastination? Once you make your plans, do not procrastinate. Do things at the appropriate time scheduled; the more consistent you get at sticking to your plan, the less you will have to deal with procrastination.
Face Things One Step At A Time
Truth be told, sticking to the above mentioned steps won’t come on a platter of gold; you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself inasmuch as you have to stay committed to your plans. Don’t overdo things as this might mean pushing yourself too hard to a point of breaking down and you don’t want that happening.