How To Be Successful In Life – Effective Time Management
How Can Proper Time Management Help You?
Time is your most precious resource. Managing your time well will help to maximize your success and your happiness. It is not just a way to achieve more of your goals; it is a way to improve your quality of life, if done well. The benefits of effective time management are manifold.
It helps with setting your priorities
If you can control your time, you will be able to identify and set your priorities effectively because you will know what time you have to achieve things in short term so you will be better able to judge what you can achieve, which reduces your frustration at setting out on targets you couldn’t possibly achieve in the time you set yourself.
Time management and target setting also help you develop your long-term plan for achieving your goals.
It helps increase your productivity
Sensibly deciding what you can achieve in a given period of time should increase your confidence. You will know something is possible. This increases your motivation to try to achieve it and thus you get more things achieved. You can also keep yourself focused by mentally telling yourself you know you can do this and you’ve given yourself a sensible amount of time in which to do it – so all you need to do now is focused and get the thing done.
It helps improve your communication
Knowing what you can achieve in the time available means you know what you need to as other people to help you with.
It gives you time to plan
Developing and using effective time management skills will allow you the time to plan further success to build on what you’ve already achieved. It will enable you to have time and energy to make new goals too.
It helps you gain a sense of control over your time
Reduce your stress and make yourself even more productive by realizing exactly what you can achieve in a certain time. That way, you will be better placed to stop worrying about what needs to be done, because you will know when you can do it, but also, you can then stop giving yourself a hard time for not doing something it was unrealistic to expect you to be able to do in the time available anyway.
Effective time management helps you to realize what you see as really rewarding and valuable in your life. It empowers you to set your goals and priorities accordingly.
Any effective time management system worth its salt builds in time to relax. That re-charges your energy levels and enables you to approach your goals with renewed vigour. Time to relax gives you time to enjoy your achievements – and if you think about it – that makes perfect sense. Why are you trying to achieve *anything* if you don’t intend to enjoy it?
Seeing your schedule mapped out in black and white on a time management plan enables you to see if you have the appropriate balance of work, fun and family life. If you haven’t, then you need to address it, because until you do, time management will not make you happy – but it certainly empowers you to create that balance.
So – time management is an essential tool in leading happy, fulfilled and successful lives. It helps you plans your goals and set specific time aside in which to achieve them, and it also enables you to be realistic about what you can achieve – which is essential to your happiness.
To your success,
Andy Shaw – A Bug Free Mind