There are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, and 24 hours in a day, yet there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. There are deadlines to meet, bills to pay, children to feed, and errands to run. Figuring out how to fit it all in can be overwhelming, taxing, and discouraging to say the least.
As women, we often take on more than we can handle, volunteering for too many committees, running kids back and forth to practice, playing tennis with the girls, scheduling lunch with a friend while wondering, where did the time go?
Time management is not about “time” at all. Time management is about how you manage YOU! Each of us are given the same amount of time each day. How we chose to “manage” that time is up to us. Learning to manage time well involves, skill, motivation, and determination. There will always be “tasks” to do. However, if you MANAGE well, you might find extra time for those things that mean the most.
5 Steps to MANAGE Your Time
M-Make a list/check things off
A-Assign priority to Items
N-Know how to say NO!
A-Align your personal core values with your actions
G-Guard against interrupters and intruders
E-Enlist the help of others
What items do you need to put on your list today?
Which task will produce the greatest reward?
Who or what might be interrupting you from accomplishing your goal?