With our fast and furious lifestyle that many of us have gotten used to, things can start to slip away from us, unless we teach ourselves how to manage our time.
Like many people, your time management may consist of post-it reminders and to do lists that you stick on your refrigerator door, desktop, and anywhere and everywhere, as you scribble down quick notes. While you are managing your time as best as you know how, it still can be ineffective and inefficient.
The key for you to get that extra time to concentrate on achieving more of your ambitions and dreams, is learning to skillfully manage your hours, days, weeks, and even months of time. Every facet of your life will benefit because you won't forget important tasks that result in a better life.
How do you learn the skills of time management?
There are numerous way to become skilled at time management Even though, some people may want a programmed procedure and attend designated classes, while this can be effective, it may cost a lot of money.
Or, you might want to try to teach yourself and do some of these following ideas:
- Search the Internet - discover what has worked for others to manage their time
- Try out different things like buying a wall calendar, or if it suits you better, a desk calendar
- Get an organizer
- Set up regular email reminders
Whether you use one of any combination of task reminders, try out which works the best for you. Or, if you need to, try them all out.
Lend yourself credit!
Mastering a new skill can be challenging, doubly so when you berate yourself anytime you make a mistake. Even the most skilled time manager can make a mistake if their having an off day.
Realize that you are teaching yourself something new and try to see how you would encourage and coach a close friend during their many attempts to improve. Then, treat yourself the same way!
There is some work, but as you know, practice makes perfect, and anything worth having is worth working for!
Tom Straub is a successful author, and webmaster of the Best Self Improvement web site. You can read more articles on Time Management at his web site.