7 Tips to Manage Your Time
Executives or workaholics each must
manage their time to successfully face a schedule overload. Here are
some tips and tricks that are the basis for their professional
Losing time in order to gain
some: this is the rule for all those who regret that a day only has
24 hours. Rather than to complain about their time schedule, they
have decided to confront it as true administrators. In this fashion,
they avoid complaining about being swamped and show skills in
organization instead of collapsing under the weight of daily
The basic trick to not waste your day
is sacrosanct planning. Relying on a sudden urge to accomplish
something is a crude error. By setting a goal, you move forward, and
it’s best not to let yourself be guided by the events, but rather
to do the opposite and establish an order of importance. It is
essential not to react immediately on haphazard events that
unexpectedly come your way, in other words don’t shun your
priorities over useless duties. This means don’t waste your time
solving problems to create new ones!
Sort your tasks
You must be able to differentiate between what is important and
urgent, important but not urgent, urgent but not important and
finally, which is neither urgent nor important
Don’t be delayed by what delayed
This is elementary: someone who is late does not deserve a
rescheduling or the cancellation of a task. You must move forward
with those who are on time so as not to encourage them being late.
Do not linger on a document.
When faced with something that must be tended to immediately, try
not to spend more time on the three paragraphs that are giving you a
problem. Make a decision, throw out, file or make notes.
Do not to clutter your work space
It’s a mistake to leave in full view tasks that require your
attention. By piling them up, you are only being distracted by
quantity ahead of you.
Organize your plan of action
Don’t forget that before any project, whether it’s a new idea or
proposal, it is necessary to progress step by step, instead of
believing that you can quicken the pace by finding an immediate
solution. In other words, establish a timeline you can follow
Do not subject yourself to lists of activities
The danger of a To-Do list is writing it all at once. Learn to
Delegate but take control
Always be careful in following the progress of workloads that you
delegate to other people.
Mastering and managing your work
schedule also means knowing how to make the distinction between the
task and the result, the effectiveness and the efficiency. People
who surround you deserve encouragement and constructive criticism on
their work instead of on them. This is an excellent way to give
power to teamwork, by stressing on each and everyone’s dedication
and good work.
The most eminent sociologists
examined this phenomenon and came up with several elementary
principles. For example Parkinson’s Law states that work dilates
until it fills the time allotted to accomplish its requirements.
Douglass’ Law is just as interesting as it deals with reality:
files and documents pile up into the available space until it is
time to sort them!!
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