It’s obvious that time is fast-moving; sometimes we think whether the time is up to 24 hours. Chances are lots of people have participated in various time management seminars, listen to tapes about time management and so on and the outcome was not positive.
But its clear time will continue to move fast and fast if we don’t understand what time is. In other words, we can’t understand time management without understanding what time is.
What is time?
According to dictionary definition, time is to arrange that something should happen at a particular time. In other words, things happen within time.
In time, you can have 60 seconds in one minute, and 60 minutes in an hour, with 24 hours making the day and 365 days making up a year. One fascinating thing about time is, everyone receive the same amount of time. That is if you’re 20 years old, you’re really 20 years old.
However, people think we live in clock time, which might be true, but in reality, we live in real-time. Because when it comes to time management, clock time becomes irrelevant.
But real time shows you what is real and these are created by us. And what we create means we can manage it. These means there will always be time to start your business, time to work, time to follow your dream and so on.
Real time is created from our thought, interactions and actions. These things are what we need to stay in time and function in time.
Every day will present its dose or distractions or interruption in different directions, which will be difficult to discard or avoid, but you can control the time you can spend on each. By doing that, you’ll be able to create actions the will lead to your success.
Below are some time management tips and technique to help you manage your time effectively.
- Prioritize your week by writing a schedule of the activities you need to achieve during the week. These will help you know the time you need to allocate to any of the activity. Using this method, you’ll be able to evaluate how much time you spend to product and how much time you spend on non-producing activities.
- Give more time to activities that make you produce or successful in what you do. Assign the remaining work to people to do, giving them time to start and when to finish. These will make you focus and have the result you wonder at the end of the day.
- Spend some time and put your thoughts, action and conversations in the direction that will produce most of your required outcome (results).
- Interruptions and distraction will come, so schedule a time for that.
- The first 30 minute of your day is the most important; make sure you use it wisely to plan your day.
- Minimize the phone calls. Make sure the calls you make every day, is what will add to your success.
- Never attend to people when you really need to work. It’s better to put a caution ‘don’t disturb work in progress’ sign. Always focus on what you’re doing. Giving people attention always will make you achieve nothing at the end of the day. Schedule time for people, returning calls and responding to emails.
- Try and avoid other distractions coming from social media and so on.
- Don’t forward the top 9 step above.
Remember that it’s impossible to get everything done. Also remember that odds are good that 20 percent of your thoughts, conversations and activities produce 80 percent of your results.