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3 Timeless Time Management Strategies That Work

Aug 29, 2008
There are lots of time management strategies out there and some of them work wonders. But, the problem is most time management strategies that are available on the internet are either incredibly outdated or simply not worth your time and effort for the results they bring.

Let me explain - there are a lot of "hacks" and other methods to increase your productivity by a small amount but a lot of these hacks or methods are obsolete because they take more time and effort to apply than they are worth.

If you're looking for tested and proven strategies that work and that are worth your time to learn and apply, you're in the right place. Here's a list of 3 timeless strategies to get you started:

1. Prioritize your activities

Time management isn't about doing everything that lands on your plate. In fact, it's exactly the opposite. Effective time management is all about taking the things that land on your plate and choosing the ones that you don't want to do.

I know this goes against what a lot of books and courses on time management say these days, but let me explain.

If you knew that most of your profits came from 5 or 6 activities and you were handed 30 different activities, wouldn't it make all the sense in the world to first pick the 5-6 activities and pay attention to them?

Of course it does! And, that's what effective time management is about. It's about knowing what must be done and doing it and knowing what can be left off so you can focus more of your attention and energy on the things that matter the most and bring you the most important results.

2. Take Good Breaks

Contrary to popular belief, the most productive individuals aren't the ones who can sit in front of their computer all day and work. The most productive individuals know their priorities, get them done with great efficiency and also take relaxing breaks.

These relaxing breaks do much more than just connecting with the family (which is of course highly important), the breaks also help you recharge, de-stress and get ready for another action packed day.

Know when and how to relax, it will boost your productivity higher than anything else!

3. Keep a time log

Not everybody keeps a time log and you may argue that some of the people who manage their time most efficiently don't spend time on a time log. I have to agree with you. But, here's one reason why you must absolutely keep a time log (at least for a few days)..

Keeping a time log helps you identify the times of the day when you're most productive. That's an important piece of data to have, wouldn't you agree?

Once you have your time log, look for the time spots when you're "in the zone" and creating the most results. These are most likely your natural productivity points.

Now, start using your natural productivity points for the maximum results!

Why force yourself to do work when you feel lazy? Use the times when you're naturally productive and get the most important things done then!
About the Author
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