Most people always have too much to do with too little time to do it. We hardly have enough time to accomplish our duties and responsibilities, some simply feel like having 34 hour in a day! People are required to handle more and more work in order to meet up with the demands of their workplace. Here are some valuable keys to making the most of our time than ever before…
Increase Your Knowledge
The first key solution to this challenge of surplus work is for you to become an expert on time management. There is probably no other skill that you can learn that will give you a “bigger bang for the buck” than to become extremely knowledgeable and experienced in using time management practices. Strive to become more informed about managing your time effectively so as to aid effective and rapid delivery. The most silly manager of all is either the manager who feels that he has no time to learn about time management or, even worse, the manager who, while being overwhelmed with work, feels that he already knows all that he needs to know about the subject.
Never Stop Learning
You see, the more we learn, the more we realize we’ve not learnt enough. The fact is that you can study time management and take time management courses for your entire business life and you will still never learn everything you need to know to get the most out of yourself while doing your job in the most efficient way. Never stop learning because, when we stop learning, we start dying!
There are two basic but indispensable keys to time management.
The first key is the ability to set priorities. Though very simple, this act is one of the most neglected by most people. It is the ability to sit down, reason and set your responsibilites in order of importance.
The second key is the ability to focus. this actually refer to your capacity to fully concentrate on your most important priority till achieved before diverting to something else.
Truth is, no one can have more than 24hours in a day and there can never be enough time to do everything. Since there is never enough time to do everything that needs to be done, you must be continually setting priorities on your activities. Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, “what is the most valuable use of my time right now?” This will help to keep you on track, hour by hour, than any other single question in the list of time management strategies.
Begin With Top Tasks
The natural tendency for all of us is to major in minors and to give in to the temptation to clear up small things first. After all, small things are easier and they are often more fun than the big, important things that represent the most valuable use of your time. However, the habit of organizing your work and focusing on your highest value tasks is the starting point of getting your time under control, reducing your stress levels and achieving high always. Unlimited success!