H. Jackson Brown, an author, once said, “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” Well….put like that, using the excuse that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done, would seem pretty trite.
Effectively managing our time is one of those skills that is urgently needed, not just in our work life, but our personal life as well. As we rush through one project to another, or from one appointment to another, we sometimes feel as if we are accomplishing absolutely nothing. However, if we are able to manage our time more effective, we not only get more done, but we can reduce the stress and anxiety in our lives.
Here are a few time management tips that may prove useful:
- Be sure to prioritize and make a “To Do” list at the start of each day.
- Schedule your biggest project for your peak energy period.
- Learn to delegate.
- Be realistic and stay flexible.
- Schedule personal time for you.