Effective Time Management requires “Organization.”
Below discover 100 tips for better Time Management. With continued practice of these tips you’ll discover that you’ll get more things done, improve the quality of your time with family and others, as well as, have a better balance between all the demands on your work and life.
1. Always “Value” your time.
2. Treat time as a “Resource” to be managed.
3. Measure your time.
4. Assess the amount of time you have to manage.
5. Negotiate more control over your working time.
6. Decide the best work pattern for yourself.
7. Gain control over your tasks.
8. Have the freedom to balance your tasks.
9. Work at an even pace.
10. Plan ahead.
11. Balance the demands on your time.
12. Never work more than you needed.
13. Be a pearl diver: look for the gifts that time brings.
14. Use time to get results not just fulfill duties.
15. Do something productive and enjoyable each day.
16. Ask “what is the best use of my time now?” questions.
17. Identify your time robbers.
18. Have a purpose to your life.
19. Be effective…
20. …and then efficient.
21. Don’t rush or overwork.
22. Inject variety into your daily tasks.
23. Spend up to a quarter of your day on routine tasks.
24. Do routine tasks in the shortest time possible.
25. Develop good time habits.
26. Experiment with different methods for doing routine tasks.
27. Use the Shoe-shine principle of doubling-up routine tasks.
28. Make the most of shortcuts.
29. Prepare your materials in advance.
30. Maintain a Tidy work area.
31. Question every bit of paper you use.
33. Identify bottle-necks and eliminate them.
34. Create easy work flows.
35. Use just-in-time systems to minimize clutter.
36. Bunch similar tasks together.
37. Identify the quickest work methods and then train others.
38. Know which jobs can be sped up and which can’t.
39. Have a regular time slot for chores.
40. Put aside time for maintenance tasks.
41. Don’t encourage unnecessary paperwork.
42. Organize your filing systems.
43. Back up your computer records at fixed times.
44. Clear your files out regularly.
45. Keep your desk clear.
46. Handle every piece of paper just once.
47. Eliminate junk mail and spam.
48. Phone rather than write.
49. Don’t photocopy anything unless it is essential.
50. Send replies on the same piece of paper or reply to same email.
51. Keep your communications sweet and short.
52. Manage your projects with time, cost and quality estimates.
53. Run projects with detailed time plans.
54. Add on 20% to your initial project plans.
55. Have detailed lists of your project tasks.
56. Create a series of deadlines for your projects.
57. Look for weak links in your project and have back-up plans.
58. Streamline low-priority project tasks.
59. Keep on top of what’s going on in your project.
60. Track and monitor your project progress.
61. Spend up to a quarter of your day on progress work.
62. Have a clear vision of your goals.
63. Align your goals with your values.
64. Be certain of achieving all your goals.
65. Write down your goals.
66. Plan your key result areas.
67. Set SMART goals for short-term tasks.
68. Identify jobs you hate and delegate them.
69. Break down big jobs into smaller chunks.
70. Prioritize your tasks according to their importance.
71. When you’re overwhelmed, write out to-do lists and prioritize.
72. Leave loose ends so you can come back easily.
73. Use little scraps of unused time for itsy-bitsy jobs.
74. Plan 60% of your day; leave the rest for what comes up.
75. Put big jobs in your diary first, then the little ones.
76. Celebrate reaching your goals.
77. Spend up to a quarter of your day on non-doing tasks.
78. Take time out to sit and think.
79. Look after your health.
80. Get a sense of the times.
81. Take time to enjoy and appreciate.
82. Use the energy of the moment.
83. Occasionally just do what you want to do.
84. Take breaks at least every 90 minutes.
85. Review your day or week.
86. Spend up to a quarter of your day with others.
87. Always turn up to meetings and webinars on time.
88. Be courteous and brisk with others.
89. Only hold meetings that have a clear purpose.
90. Let people know when you’re not free.
91. Minimize unnecessary interruptions.
92. Learn to say “No” to jobs that aren’t yours.
93. Avoid time-wasters.
94. Control your phone.
95. Screen all incoming calls.
96. Devise a team time policy.
97. Keep a clock on the wall.
98. Know your time management personality.
99. Check whether you have a tendency to overwork or under-work and then adjust.
100. Enjoy your time.
Effective Time Management will come through organization and determination. Apply and develop these 100 tips and your effectiveness as a time manager will zoom overnight.
Give up the need to please others and instead provide more value through relaxed “giving” and not “stressed” throw out.
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