How To Reduce Stress, Improve Productivity & Live In Harmony …By Managing Your Personal Time
So, you’re drowning under a deluge of work and overwhelmed by the sheer complexity of projects you are being asked to handle… and there’s more pouring in every day!
- Can you feel the pressure building up?
- Are you experiencing higher stress levels day by day?
- Are your personal life, health and relationships suffering because of this?
Let’s put a stop to this nonsense – and learn how to reclaim your life once again!
With some simple tips for effective time management, you can turn the clock back and return to a peaceful, stress-free lifestyle – where you still manage to get everything done, just without the anxiety and frustration thrown in.
Ready to learn how? Great.
1. Start By Planning
Making a daily plan can help set the tone for your new life of relaxed enjoyment. Knowing what you have to do today can give you a sense of control and well-being. Prepare your to-do list every morning (or better still, last thing at night) and keep your highest priority tasks at the top. This keeps you from wandering off-track, chasing less important trivia and wasting time putting out fires, while critical tasks remain undone.
2. Set Priorities
- Does stuff that’s urgent demand your attention?
- Do tasks that are high priority for someone else tend to get pushed off onto you?
- Is a person or something constantly distracting you from work?
It’s time to fix that – by setting your own priorities on tasks. When you know what is most important to you, you will be able to devote more time and energy to getting it done – and avoid wasting it on anything else.
3. Turn Down Work
If someone else wants your help with a task, but your own high priority jobs aren’t complete, you must learn to say “No” – and do it firmly. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself floundering about wasting your time handling other people’s chores.
4. Delegate Tasks
Take a look at each item on your to-do list.
- Is it something that you need to do yourself?
- Is there someone on your team who can do it better?
If you can hand over your tasks to others, do it – because you’ll be free to concentrate on other things.
5. Do Quality Work
If you don’t have time to do it well, how will you find time to do it over? While it might take a bit longer to do a good and thorough job, it will still save you time over fixing what’s broken and correcting errors later on. That’s effective time management.
6. Chunk Down Tasks
Looking at a large and complex project encourages procrastination. You tend to shy away from taking on a new task, and put it off as long as possible. To avoid this delay, break down complex projects into a series of smaller tasks – and get started on the first one right away.
7. Review Your Performance
An effective time management secret it to frequently review your progress. Keeping a time log or worksheet will show you exactly how long you’ve been working on specific tasks. When you have records for a week, review them to see if your time is effectively used. You will definitely find areas for improvement. By constantly tweaking your process and reviewing progress, you will soon become an efficient time manager.
8. Retain Focus
Shiny new things distract you from your work. Once broken, your concentration is difficult to restore, and it sometimes results in completely abandoning a project. So to practice effective time management, block out time needed for projects and fiercely guard it against distractions. For important projects, you might refuse to see visitors, turn off the phone, and ignore emails or messages until it’s done.
9. Stay Healthy
Sleep well. Eat nutritious food. Exercise regularly. While all of this may seem out of place in a discussion about efficient time management, the truth is that when you are healthy, energized and fit, you’ll breeze through even difficult tasks with little delay or waste.
By adopting these techniques to effective time management, you will transform your level of success quickly and easily. Your stress levels will drop, your productivity will soar, and you’ll discover that you have enough time to deal with all the tasks on your priority list.
Time Management Tao teaches a method of managing time that is based on 3 timeless principles that lead you to harmony and inner peace. You’ll discover how to
- Find your center – know WHAT to do
- Understand your order – know HOW to do it
- Pick your timing – know WHO to use & WHEN
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