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The 10 “Golden Rules” of Time Management

By April 13, 2018Blog

These 10 Golden Rules can help you learn how to best manage your time. In doing so, you will be able to free up precious time to spend on the truly important tasks and projects on your plate. Use these rules and watch your productivity grow.

  1. Know how you currently spend your time. In order to manage your time, you must first know how you spend it. You may wish to keep a log for a week to see the way you use your time.
  2. Identify your “prime time” Some people like me, work better first thing in morning while others tend to “wake up” later in the day. Identify your best time and use it to carry out your most important or difficult tasks.
  3. Do tomorrow’s planning tonight. Always prep in advance. This allows you to start off working firs thing the next morning without having to decide what to do first.
  4. Ask yourself “Why am I doing what i’m doing right now?” While this may seem like a dumb question, it is, in-fact a valid one. Its easy to get sidetracked on less vital issues. Asking yourself this question can help you refocus your attention where it is most beneficial.
  5. Continually look at ways of freeing up time
  6. Plan your work, and work your plan. Don’t spend your time making a plan unless you actually intend to put it to use.
  7. Delegate whenever possible. Don’t fall into the trap of feeling you have to do everything since no one else can do it as well as you do. Not only is this not true, you’re causing yourself additional stress by trying to do it all.
  8. Delegate wisely. Its a bad idea and unfair to your employees or co-workers to delegate tasks to them that they don’t have the skills, time, authority or resources to do,
  9. Identify your high-payoff items. Spend most of your time and energy on those items with the biggest return.
  10. Concentrate on results, not on being busy. While you may work hard and go home exhausted after a long ay at work, at the end of the day, consider what you actually accomplished.

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