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What is Time Management?

 

At its very core, time management is about deciding what amount of time is needed to carry out a specific task. And then planning and attempting to complete that task in the amount of time that’s been allocated. So, it’s not surprising that a large part of time management is dedicated to organisation. You can use time management to organise any part of your life – it is not just limited to work activities, you can use it for your study and your social life too.

What are the various aspects of Time Management

There are a number of areas you’ll need to look at if you want to improve your time management skills. These include:

  • assessing your current position – knowing where you are right now is vital to understanding how you can make changes to improve your time management and efficiency. This is done most effectively by keeping a time diary, addressing time management issues, such as learning how to manage interruptions and making sure you minimize distractions when you are trying to work or study.

  • prioritizing – learning how to decide which of the tasks at hand is the most important is a must for those wanting to implement time management techniques. Once you’ve mastered this, you will be able to formulate a plan to ensure that the critical work is completed on time.

  • motivational techniques – we all get de-motivated at times – it’s normal! But discovering how to climb out of the pit of procrastination is a valuable tool. So, learn what motivates you to work, study or socialise and use it to your advantage.

  • setting SMART goals – this is one of the most important aspects of effective time management. Once you’ve set yourself realistic goals will you be able to determine easily whether the changes you’ve made are working. If they are, your goals will be met, if not you’ll be able to see where you’ve gone wrong.

  • delegation – learning how to delegate is a very important skill and one that most people struggle with. If there is someone who is able to take a specific task off your list and, more importantly, you trust them to do it correctly – let them have it! However, do make sure that you trust the person to do the work correctly. The last thing you want to do is to add to your own work load by having to double-check the work or, worse still, do it again!

  • enhancing your concentration and focus – does a cup of coffee in the morning help with your concentration? Do you often feel sleepy after you’ve eaten lunch? Do you work better with music? Does TV in the background drive you mad? Knowing what helps and hinders your concentration will allow you to choose the best time of day and environment to work in.

 

Many of us often feel that we are not able to do all the things we want in the time we have available. Time management can help – allowing you to feel more relaxed, focused and in control of your life. Let us teach you how to take back control of your time with our Effective Time Management course.