06 Dec Time Management is the Key to Success
Time management is the key to success in business. The ability to make the best use of your time at work shows a commitment to excellence. The old saying that there isn’t enough time in a day to get your work done isn’t true. You just need to organize, prioritize and schedule. Set limits obviously, but if you pace yourself and stay focused you can get quite a lot done in a day. Start with listing all the things you have to do during the day. Next, prioritize the list with the most difficult task listed first and the rest in decreasing order of difficulty so that the easiest task is last. That will make your day seem like it is getting progressively easier.
Approach each task with confidence and energy. If you get tired, give yourself a break. If you try to push through a task while you are tired, it will take longer and cause more anxiety. Be aware of the time so you don’t spend too much of it on one thing and remember to avoid distractions. If you get stuck and frustrated take a break and ask for help. That is not a sign of weakness. Once one task is finished, give yourself a few minutes before moving on to the next one. Stick to the list if at all possible, because invariably you will be asked to work on something else by your boss or a co-worker. If that happens you might have to adjust your list, but that is alright too. At the end of the day you will be less tired and have a sense of accomplishment.