Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. (John Maxwell)
The simple truth is this, we all have 24 hours in a day. What we do with that 24 hours is up to us. So, the first question is, what is important to you? Make these things a priority and make time for them. Remember control what you can. You are not changing time you are changing your behavior.
1. Decide what your priorities are first and then manage your time around them. One way to help you set priorities is at the end of your day what things did you do that gave you meaning. Make those your priorities.
2. Guard your “yes.” When you say ‘yes” to something you may be saying “no” to a lot of things that you value. Make sure your “yes” is in line with your priorities.
3. Simply changing some of your behaviors saves time. Putting your clothes out the night before, calling in your coffee order instead of waiting in line are all little examples of controlling what you can with your time.
For more tips and ideas go to the “Time Management Competency” in the Training Library at CSAPerspective.com
Please note that all previous “Take Time … to Rethink Stress” emails are in the Perspective website under the Forum Tab.
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