24 hours. That is how much time you get each day.
Right now you might be thinking with a sarcastic voice in your head, “Thanks Jeannette for offering such poignant insight … I think we already know that.” You’re right. I know, that you know, there are only 24 hours in a day. So the question is – why are we often trying to squeeze more hours out of every day? The answer is quite simple — time management.
Let me offer a disclaimer before I go any further. Just because the answer is easy, doesn’t mean the solution is. In other words, we know managing our time effectively can provide more balance in our lives; however, the act of effective time management is another challenge altogether. Let’s take a look at where you at …
- Do you get 7-8 hours of sleep each night?
- Do you set aside time each week for fun?
- Do you feel productive at work?
- Do you have daily routines?
- Do you prioritize your tasks each day (e.g. to do list)?
- Do you have a sense of humor?
- Do you meet your deadlines?
- Do you set time aside for Internet activity?
- Do you schedule time for reading and responding to emails?
- Do you begin with the least desirable task on your list?
If you answered no to any of the questions above, you have room for improvement. Of course, learning to be a more effective
time manager is going to take time. The good new s is I can help!
Here are a few book suggestions to get you headed in the right direction:
First Things First, Stephen Covey
Eat that Frog, Brian Tracy
Getting Things Done, David Allen
… and if you don’t like to read (or don’t have time to) … I can help you with that by bringing Time Management training to you!