What You Ought to Know About Time Management to Achieve Success

There is absolutely no doubt that we are in the 21st century and we are all busy; for this reason it is very crucial that your time management skills are top notch if you want to achieve success in life. Technology is moving forward pretty fast, your job is busier more now than ever, your kids are involved in so many after-school activities and to top it all…you’re also busy keeping up with everything else around the house! Phew! How do we all manage our time in this busy world?

I don’t know about you… most times I feel like there’s just not enough time in a day but you know what, you’ll never have enough time in a day, you just have to learn how to manage your time effectively to get the most out of your day. Will you ever be able to juggle everything and still do the things you enjoy? With effective time management, believe me it’s possible to do those things  you long to do as well as other things that require a time commitment.

Introduce these changes into your way of life today and see how easily you too can achieve the success you crave:

1.  Get yourself a calendar and use it.

If you’re trying to juggle too many things, it’s imperative that you have a calendar. A calendar will help you schedule events, keep track of where you need to be, and figure out how much time is left over.

  • Buy a pocket calendar at your local office supply store and keep it in your purse or briefcase.
  • Alternatively, use the scheduling program in your smartphone.
  • Use your calendar as a way to keep track of all the important events in your life. 

2.  Make an habit of writing things down.

You can be more realistic about what you can accomplish when you write down everything you have to do. This will help keep you focused and on-task.

  • You deserve to have a restful mind. Avoid having chaos in your head by keeping a written record. 

3.  Be realistic about the timelines you establish.

Can you really get ready for the neighborhood yard sale in 3 days? Gauge how much time you’ll need to be fully prepared and create a reasonable timeline for big projects.

4.  Learn to say “no.”

It’s unrealistic to think you’ll be able to attend every event at your kids’ school. And there are only so many hours you can devote to your volunteer work.

  • You’re only one person and sometimes you’ll have to say “no.”

5.  Plan ahead and recognize the trouble spots beforehand.

Maybe Thursdays after school are tough because your son has to go to football practice and your daughter has gymnastics at the same time. Plus, that’s the day you and your mom get together for dinner. So, if Thursdays are your trouble spot, look at your schedule and think about what you can move.

  • Maybe you and your mom can do dinner on Tuesdays instead. Perhaps your husband can take care of football and you can focus on gymnastics.

6.  Be flexible when you can.

Some things aren’t etched in stone and there will be times when more important things come up unexpectedly. You’re likely to feel calmer if you can be flexible and switch things around in your schedule.

7.  Be clear about your priorities.

In my own world, my family is my top priority and I’m sure your family will most likely be your first priority too. However, if the occasional work project has to temporarily come first, that might work for you too. When you clearly acknowledge your priorities, decisions about managing your time become easier.

8.  Limit the time you spend in meetings.

Many meetings lack productivity and take too much time. If you have the power to excuse yourself from meetings, do it.

  • If you happen to be responsible for holding and leading meetings, ensure they’re short, to-the-point, and productive.
  • Some time management experts have even suggested meetings be limited to 30 minutes and that everyone stands up during the meeting. By doing this, everyone will be brief and the necessary topics will be covered quickly.

9.  Schedule fun activities and “me” time.

If you fail to place time in your schedule to have fun, then it likely won’t happen.

  • During those scheduled times you can choose what to do. Carve out the free time you deserve.

Manage your time in a way that works for you. To achieve your life goals, set priorities, make a schedule, establish realistic timelines, and keep a written record. If you can implement these suggestions, you’ll be on the path to success. Become an expert at managing time and your life!

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About the author: A wife, mother, worshiper, writer and a business woman of integrity. An advocate for life purpose and passionate about women living their lives to the fullest and on purpose – making impact… having fun whilst earning a living. Remi Badozi is a life purpose coach who empowers women to live purposeful and leverage the power of the internet. Founder and creator of Life Purpose Matters.

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  • udoh Manuels April 12, 2015, 4:54 pm · link'; ·

    Your piece on TM was inspiring, brief and time conscious. i am sure my team would love to be part of this good work.. cheers.

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    • Remi Badozi April 13, 2015, 3:43 pm · link'; ·

      Hi Emmanuel

      Nice to have you here and thank for your comment. Please do feel free to share the blog with others.

      Blessings!

      Reply

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