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    Learning Time Management Skills: Helpful Advice to People Learning Time Management Sk

    Learning Time Management Skills: Helpful Advice to People Learning Time Management Skills


    Learning time management skills should be one of our most important priorities. The amount of distraction and clutter we get on a daily basis calls for effective planning and focused action; hence, learning time management skills is vital.



    We get so many distractions from advertisements online that at times, it can be difficult to remain focused on what we are doing. Just reading through emails and seeing an irresistible offer can mean several minutes of wasted time. The self-discipline we need to keep gets even more difficult by the day. But does it have to be this way? Of course not!



    Learning time management skills can be compared to a diet. Your willingness to cut carbs and exercise will be extremely hard at the beginning; but if you work one step at a time, the momentum will build up.



    Managing your time can be very difficult at first; however, once you start to continue studying and applying proven time management principles, the easier it is for you to manage your schedules and finish your tasks rapidly and efficiently.



    One of the most effective steps in learning time management skills is to start by asking: "What gives you the most amounts of distractions when it is time for you to work?" Once you ask yourself such question, you should be able to come up with a lot of answers which you can evaluate and work on improving.



    Another question you could ask yourself is: "At what times will I be distracted the most?" By asking yourself such question, you raise your own conclusions on what needs to be done when you are planning to work, and avoid any potential up-ahead distraction that arrives later on.



    Learning time management skills is crucial because it improves your daily life by knowing how to cope with, and eliminate, distractions.



    In conclusion, before you start any venture or activity, evaluate your skills in time management. This will help you calculate how much time it will take you to achieve your goals and even to avoid possible frustrations. Learning time management skills is something you should learn if you want to be on top of the success chain, so it's time to act now.


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    Four Essential Time Management Skills

    People all over the world are getting more busier and busier with their lives these days. Thanks to the advanced information age, we're living in a world that has gotten more demanding of our time than ever. Without effective time management, we won't be able to use our time productively and would always feel like we're running out of time.

    Let's explore the four essential techniques of effective time management:

    1. Planning and setting priorities.

    You will be able to manage your time more effectively if you set out a PLAN first. With a plan to follow, you are more organized and focused. You will know exactly what are the tasks you need to do and complete. No more time wasting and you will feel more accomplished and released at the end of each day. Without a plan, you don't know what are the things you should be focusing on and accomplished. You don’t know where you are supposed to be going. If you don’t know where you’re going, it doesn’t matter where you arrive at. You may not like your destination and at the end of the day you'll feel that you've been wandering around, wasting time and accomplishing nothing.

    2. Decide what are the most important things to do today.

    This will help you focus your energy on what is important to you according to your plan instead of what others think is important. You will feel that you are in control of your life and your time, you accomplish the things that are important for you. It will also help you to finish your tasks on time.

    3. List those important things IN ORDER in your diary.

    This will ensure that you always remember what to do and avoid missing out on important tasks. It also helps you to check and track your progress. Effective time management is all about focus and organization. With a solid plan and list-to-do, you're able to increase your chances of success multifold.

    4. Work through your list in order.

    Again, this will ensure that you tackle important taks in a focused and organized manner. Focus on and finish one task at a time according to your plan and list-to-do, do not jump around between different tasks. Doing so can make you lose your focus, make mistakes and end up having to redo and spend more time doing the same tasks. Remember that the essence of time management is NOT to waste time!

    These are the essence of effective time management. Use and apply them daily and you will never feel like running out of time again.

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    The Evolution of Time Management

    The Evolution of Time Management

    In the 1980's when the term "Time Manage*ment" started to catch on among most peo*ple, the aim was to work more in less time. Effectiveness was a keyword and timetables or "to do lists" appeared everywhere. It made sense at the time and people felt motivated to fit more and more work activities into their daily schedules. "Time is money" was a popular expression. Just when your regular day could not handle more activities, working longer hours was the solution to be able to do a little more then yesterday! It was an exciting time with lots of energy. The problem was that it just wasn't sustainable. Working 60-80 hour weeks might be all right for a while, but it has consequences for both business and private life in the long run. During the 1990's we began paying for the fantastic professional effective*ness that we experienced in the 80's. Many families broke apart, because there was no time to be together and share a strong bond. A new disease called "burnt-out-syndrome" was suddenly on everyone's lips and it carried with it enormous costs, both on a business, as well as on a private level. So, what really happened here? Looking at it in hindsight, we realize that when people get disconnected from their val*ues and desires, and their only focus is on out*put, then burnout can result. When people loose control over their time and feel that they cannot risk changing their plans, it is usually the classic start of the stress syndrome.

    A recent study has shown, that a normal of*fice worker today processes in one year the information and workload that took 3 years, only ten years ago! We want to be effective, but when the true human cost exceeds that of the higher output, it is time to reconsider and change our idea of time management. This has been the proposal of many time manage*ment studies and as a result, we have found a new approach, that of shifting the focus from quantity to quality.

    To focus on quality seems like a logical next step, but how do we do this when our calen*dars and "to do" lists are overcrowded and the expectations are still high? One solution is the 80/20 formula from Pareto. The Key is to focus our energy on the 20 percent of our key goals or tasks, and to choose carefully if we spend our time on the 80 percent that have almost no impact on our sucess in life. Now, to be able to make such a choice, we need to stop and ask ourselves a few questions:

    1. What is really important to me?

    2. What are the key-factors to be successful in my business/life?

    3. What does my ideal life look like?

    4. What are my possibilities?

    5. What barriers are there and how can I over*come them?

    This process might not always be so easy to accomplish, and many people have found that working with a coach on these questions has helped them find clarity and see what options they have.

    By discovering new possibilities about how to live and work by your values, you will feel more balanced, both emotionally and physically. As a result, you will have a clear vision for your future, and you'll develop a high level of energy and focus to ensure that future. Passion and en*thusiasm will return to your life and you will be back on the road to success!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek1 View Post
    The Evolution of Time Management

    In the 1980's when the term "Time Manage*ment" started to catch on among most peo*ple, the aim was to work more in less time. Effectiveness was a keyword and timetables or "to do lists" appeared everywhere. It made sense at the time and people felt motivated to fit more and more work activities into their daily schedules. "Time is money" was a popular expression. Just when your regular day could not handle more activities, working longer hours was the solution to be able to do a little more then yesterday! It was an exciting time with lots of energy. The problem was that it just wasn't sustainable. Working 60-80 hour weeks might be all right for a while, but it has consequences for both business and private life in the long run. During the 1990's we began paying for the fantastic professional effective*ness that we experienced in the 80's. Many families broke apart, because there was no time to be together and share a strong bond. A new disease called "burnt-out-syndrome" was suddenly on everyone's lips and it carried with it enormous costs, both on a business, as well as on a private level. So, what really happened here? Looking at it in hindsight, we realize that when people get disconnected from their val*ues and desires, and their only focus is on out*put, then burnout can result. When people loose control over their time and feel that they cannot risk changing their plans, it is usually the classic start of the stress syndrome.

    A recent study has shown, that a normal of*fice worker today processes in one year the information and workload that took 3 years, only ten years ago! We want to be effective, but when the true human cost exceeds that of the higher output, it is time to reconsider and change our idea of time management. This has been the proposal of many time manage*ment studies and as a result, we have found a new approach, that of shifting the focus from quantity to quality.

    To focus on quality seems like a logical next step, but how do we do this when our calen*dars and "to do" lists are overcrowded and the expectations are still high? One solution is the 80/20 formula from Pareto. The Key is to focus our energy on the 20 percent of our key goals or tasks, and to choose carefully if we spend our time on the 80 percent that have almost no impact on our sucess in life. Now, to be able to make such a choice, we need to stop and ask ourselves a few questions:

    1. What is really important to me?

    2. What are the key-factors to be successful in my business/life?

    3. What does my ideal life look like?

    4. What are my possibilities?

    5. What barriers are there and how can I over*come them?

    This process might not always be so easy to accomplish, and many people have found that working with a coach on these questions has helped them find clarity and see what options they have.

    By discovering new possibilities about how to live and work by your values, you will feel more balanced, both emotionally and physically. As a result, you will have a clear vision for your future, and you'll develop a high level of energy and focus to ensure that future. Passion and en*thusiasm will return to your life and you will be back on the road to success!
    i HAVING PROBLEM TO ALWAYS TO MUCH PLANNING AND END UP CAN NMANAGE THREE OR LESS THAN WHAT I PLAN...DO I TOO MUCH THINKING ON THE WAY TO FOLLOW WHAT IS PLANNED ?...

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