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 simpletime 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 …

  1. Do you get 7-8 hours of sleep each night?
  2. Do you set aside time each week for fun?
  3. Do you feel productive at work?
  4. Do you have daily routines?
  5. Do you prioritize your tasks each day (e.g. to do list)?
  6. Do you have a sense of humor?
  7. Do you meet your deadlines?
  8. Do you set time aside for Internet activity?
  9. Do you schedule time for reading and responding to emails?
  10. 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!