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Discover How To Manage Your Time In 3 Easy Steps

Aug 21, 2008
There must be a reason why some people can just handle all the tasks that are thrown at them. They can handle the urgent items on their to do lists, the unexpected project changes that show up and even their personal commitments.

The reason these people can easily succeed in what they put their eyes on, get the important stuff done and enjoy time with their families is because they have mastered the art of time management.

Wouldn't you like to know how they do it?

Would you like to know how you too can manage your time easily?

Here are just 3 of the most powerful techniques that these people use.

Some of the strategies may sound like "common sense" to you, but please don't just ignore them, use them and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of these strategies - even the ones that sound like common sense.

Time Management Strategy 1:
Gaining Clarity

Most people stress out and can't seem to figure out what they are doing, why they're doing it and what the most important thing they need to do is. The reason for this painful overwhelm is the fact that most people don't spend time gaining clarity.

Clarity is an important prerequisite for productivity. If you are not clear, you are not going to have a highly productive day.

Here's why - when you are not clear, your mind is still running out trying to find solutions to all the other problems or issues that you are facing and so it's easy for you to stress out.

The easiest way to boost productivity is to gain clarity.

Ask yourself

1. What are all the things that need to get done?

2. What are the goals I have?

3. What's the priority level of each goal?

Time Management Strategy 2:
Worrying Less and Getting More done

Are you giving yourself the rest, relaxation and "vacation" time that you deserve?

If you are like most people today, you probably are not. And, here's the problem with that - when you don't relax, you are decreasing the level of your productivity. A tired mind is a terrible problem solver!

Have you ever tried solving an important problem at 11PM or even at 1AM after a very long and tiring day? Did it work? How long did it take?

You see, when you are not relaxed, even simple problems take long to get solved and end up wasting a lot more time than they deserve!

Give yourself frequent and short relaxing breaks during the work day and set aside some quality time to spend with your family doing what relaxes you so that you can prepare for another highly productive day at work!

Time Management Strategy 3:
Learning How to Prioritize

The biggest time management problem you and I face today is - not knowing what the most important thing to do at the current moment is.

And, it also kills your productivity. When you don't know what the most important thing on your list is, your mind is still running around trying to figure out if there are some other potential landmines that need to be dealt with instead of what you're working on right now.

How do you solve this problem?

You take the questions you asked in step 1 (gaining clarity) and then you look at all the tasks that need to get done and pick the one that's most important and has the highest level of priority.
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