Is Time Management a Struggle For You?

Is Time Management a Struggle For You?

You hear this all the time: everyone is given the same exact minutes every single day. It doesn’t matter how we slice it, every day is the same. It is what we do with that time that is important. Do you manage your time efficiently? Time management is extremely important.

              • What takes the most of your time?
              • Do you have a system in place?
              • Are your goals readily available to help you stay on track?
              • Are your tasks prioritized?
              • Do you outsource or delegate?

7 ways to take control of your own time management:

  1. Take the first 30 minutes of your day and get your schedule organized.  Your day will be more productive if you know what is coming up next.
  2. Check your emails only when necessary and never while in the middle of a project. Checking emails and surfing the internet are huge time bandits!
  3. Be sure to have your emails organized into folders so you are not spending a lot of extra time looking for certain emails.
  4. If you use Facebook, Twitter or any other kinds of social media platforms, be sure to have those scheduled in your day and use a kitchen timer so you don’t get caught up and let time slip away from you. Ideally, engaging three times each day for 15-20 minutes each time is sufficient.
  5. Don’t over-commit yourself. When you are trying to do too much, you tend to get less done!
  6. Get the worst task out of the way first. That makes the rest of the day seem smoother.
  7. Set deadlines for your goals. This way you will have less time to procrastinate.

A virtual assistant can really help you with time management.  If you have any questions about what a virtual assistant can do for you and your business, please contact me!  The first fifteen minute consultation is free!

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