Do you feel like you don’t have enough time for anything? Planning your life is easier than you think. Follow these tips. If possible!
You feel that you never have enough time Not at all? That with the work of taking care of the children, the house, your job and all those duties that absorb you, you have practically no time for yourself. Well, one method to organize yourself is time management, but how to do it?
For journalists Joe Mathews, Don Debolt and Deb Precival, there are two types of time, the clock and the real, and the reason why neither gadgets nor the methodology of time management techniques never work, is because they are based on the clock and not on the reality that you live day to day.
This is explained in a very simple way: When you go on vacation, the day can seem short but very productive, while on a normal day, organizing your finances can seem eternal. Time, defines the dictionary, is the period in which something happens, that is, when things happen, so for your new form of organization to work you will have to take into account real time to organize, prioritize and schedule your day .
“Real time is mental, you have it in your head and you create it,” say the experts in a report published by the magazine Soy Entrepreneur, so any self-sabotage of “I have no time” is exceeded once you understand how you spend your time based on three things: thoughts, conversations and actions.
Analyze your day and you will realize that these three elements make up your day, so here are the recommendations to organize them so that you have time for everything you have to do:
1. Keep a calendar and write down all your thoughts, conversations and activities that you plan for a week: Just as you would put together your budget by reviewing what you spend your money on, so you have to evaluate how and how you use your time during the day. This will help you understand how much you can do and where your precious time is going. You will be able to evaluate your productive time and your unproductive time.
2. Avoid lists chores: They get so long that they become unmanageable. Instead, define the most important activity or conversation to accomplish your goals and assign it a definite time.
3. Use an agenda And discipline yourself: While you won’t be making an endless to-do list, you can allot specific times to your high-priority activities. Discipline not only includes having appointments but also keeping the time that you have allotted to your activity or conversation.
4. Schedule interruptions: If you do not consider the lapses of interruptions and unproductive moments then you will be falling into the same error again and you will not meet your objectives. It’s about reducing these times, not eliminating them from your schedule because in the end they are still very real.
5. 50% productivity: If you commit to occupy at least 50% of your time in thoughts, activities and productive conversations, you will see how your objectives are being achieved and like any discipline, to the extent that you do it more consciously and consistently, you will lengthen your productive times. It’s like when you save, the more you save, the more resources you invest in your fund.
6. Plan your day: Take the first 30 minutes of each day to plan your day. The most important time of day is the one you use to schedule your time.
7. Prepare and evaluate your activity: Take five minutes before each task to determine what result you want to achieve. This will help you get to the point without wasting time. Once you finish, take five minutes to evaluate if you met your goal and if not, analyze what was missing or how you would improve it to get what you need.
8. Demand respect in your time: Pretending to be respectful and open-door is more of a formality than a positive element for your goals. When you definitely can’t meet someone or perform a task with someone else, be clear and literally put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on yourself. You will not be a rude person and people will understand that you perform a task that requires all your concentration.
9. Avoid distractors: Respect your own time by not answering the phone, answering emails, using chat or social networks when you do your priority activity. Once you are done then set your time to return calls, chat, answer emails or check your TL or your Wall.
10. The key to everything: Prioritizing and planning your day offers you the serious possibility that 20% of your thoughts, conversations and activities will produce 80% of your results.
How do you see these tips? Do you think they can work for you? If you dare to undertake this time organization, do not hesitate to share your results and your recommendations for other people in this community who want to do it.