Do you know How to manage your time?
April 15, 2007 10:12am CST
Let me share you my secret, the seven principles of creative time management: 1. Be Active, Not Just Reactive. It will be easier to be active if you also follow principle #2, namely, setting goals. 2. Set Goals. 3. Prioritize Actions. 4. Keep Your Focus. 5. Create Realistic Deadlines 6. D-O I-T N-O-W! Once you decide on a plan and are focused, just do it now. Here is an easy way to help you remember this principle: D = Divide and conquer what you have to do. Break big tasks into little tasks and give each part of that task a realistic deadline. O = Organize your materials, how you will do it. I = Ignore interruptions that are annoying distractions T = Take the time to learn how to do things yourself. N = Now, not tomorrow. Don't procrastinate. O = Opportunity is knocking. Take advantage of opportunities. W = Watch out for time gobblers. Keep track of, and in control of, how much time you spend on the Internet, reading and sending e-mails, watching TV, or talking on the phone. Do you have your own principles? share it with us, please.
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15 Apr 07
"DO - IT - NOW" - Sounds good. I really fail to manage time. Whenever I decide to pounce on a new project - all sorts of inturruptions destruct my focus - which in turn de-motivate me to proceed further. For example, a month back, I decided to develop a new web site regarding burning hosting issues. And as usual, my own host went down forever, my internet connection completely failed and to add salt to my wounds - my computer declared a war against me. So, under these interrupting waves I could hardly do anything but to wait and watch till the things improve. Now things have improved and I'll try to implement your guidelines. Thank you anyway for such valuable suggestions.
• United States
15 Apr 07
I am a wife, mother and employee so if I don't know how to manage my time now, I will never learn. I know one thing is for sure; worrying about getting something done won't get it done. The other principle would be to delegate. In fact, the more I delegate, the more time I have to spend on mylot!