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Simple And Effective Time Management Techniques

Sep 5, 2008
Many individuals desire to know and understand some simple and effective time management techniques. The concept of "time management" is very often over complicated by many individuals. When this occurs, these people may cringe at the sound of this phrase. Electronic organizers, computer software programs, time spreadsheets - these are all extremely complicated means of effectively controlling your time, your schedule. In most cases, these are bought and used with all the best intentions, but quickly will gather dust in someone's office somewhere. Here, I will share with you some simple and effective time management techniques that can help you take charge today!

Now, I am going to share with you a secret that most businesses who specialize in creating and selling time management tools do not want you to hear. The best simple and effective time management technique is implementing the use of a pen and a piece of paper! Yes, that's right! The good old fashioned method of keeping track of time with a "To Do" list is the most effective means of appropriately managing your time! I mean, if you think about time organizers that are electronic based, they can be really complicated when it comes to running them, and finding files on them. Ultimately, you are actually losing time each day by using these systems rather than gaining time!

When it comes to electronic based organizers and handheld time management systems, you have to worry about supplying a steady stream of power to these units. That means that they chew on your electrical costs when they are charging, and they chew on your wallet a little when batteries must be bought for them. What happens if you have no access to power? What happens if that battery decides to give out in the middle of the day? I will tell you - your entire day will be lost and you will have no direction whatsoever! Why put yourself at risk for these situations to occur? Grab a good pen, some nice clean sheets of paper and be on your way!!!

One of the best investments that you can make is a small notepad and a pen that you can use to write in that notebook. Just in case the first pen runs out of ink, it is always great to have a backup pen. You should stick this notebook and these pens in your pocket so that you always have access to them. Throughout the day, as you get new ideas and commit to new things that will or may affect your time, you can simply jot them down in your little notebook! Now, don't you think that is much easier than programming everything that affects your time into some handheld electronic unit? Plus, do you know how much those little organizers and even time management software programs cost? The notebook and pens you buy do not even cost 1% of what you will spend on these units! Don't complicate time management, simplify it!
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Kevin Sinclair is the publisher and editor of Be Successful News , a site that provides information and articles on how to succeed in your own home or small business.
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