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Organizing - Secrets To Organizing Your Time At Work

Beverly E Taylor

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In any company, there are standouts who always seem to contribute more than their share to the success of any team they're in. These high-achievers are the ones who know how to manage their time. If you don't have these skills, don't worry. It's a process. Just pick one or two at a time to improve. If you find resistance to doing things, either find a way that works for you or consider getting hypnotherapy to release the subconscious resistance.

How do they do it? Following are some secrets to help you become the person who is welcomed into any project or job.

  • Choose a scheduling device that works for you: a diary, calendar, a PDA, or a software package.

  • Keep your daily task folder within reach.

  • Limit how many important and urgent deadlines you commit to.

  • Don't take on tasks that belong to someone else.

  • Learn to say “No. "

  • If you feel that all you do is put out fires, it is time to make some changes.

  • Set aside time for planning.

  • Plan weekly

  • Plan daily.

    - Concentrate on results, not on being busy.

    - Set goals and objectives and know the difference.

    - Understand what you can realistically achieve in a given time.

    - Allow enough time for things that absolutely must be done.

    - Build in contingency time.

    - Prioritize.

    - Plan tomorrow's schedule at the end of today.

  • If you feel stuck, do an easy task to get your momentum going.

  • Do at least one unpleasant task a day.

  • Minimize interruptions.

  • Learn to make decisions.

  • If it takes less than two minutes, it is probably better to do it right now.

  • Delegate.

  • If you cannot do anything with a communication, then you have three options: throw it away, put it into a folder, or put it on an actions list.

  • If you get an invitation to an event and you do not want to decide right now whether you will attend or not, then put it aside; but set a firm time when you will make the decision and follow through.

  • Consider keeping activity logs so you can know for sure where your time is going.

  • Continuously organize.

  • Learn from your mistakes.

    Highly successful people feel good about the contributions they make to their companies and to their families. Remember that when you have managed your time well and have seen the results that come from it, you need to take time to feel good about it. Savour all your successes and reinforce the good feelings that come from them by accepting that you are succeeding at time management. If you allow yourself to feel good about your successes, then the times when something hasn't worked so well will not get you off-course. Just get up and go back to your plan. Over the long run, you will be one of those persons that everyone wants on their management team.

    The “Wandering Butterfly Clean Up Technique" is a wonderful way to make it easy to clean up. It is excellent to use when you don't feel like cleaning up, yet you get something done! To receive the free document, click here

    Many clutterers and procrastinators benefit from the gentle, easy and empowering process of hypnotherapy, especially with a hypnotherapist who specializes in clutter. Beverly E. Taylor, the “Clean Up Queen" is the only person in the world who has written a book using hypnotherapy to help people easily clean up clutter and manage their time.

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