Effective time management is easier said than done, but with practice and perseverance there is hope for anybody who wants to change.
There is a great amount of tips and advice to help you improve your time management skills, but, ultimately, you’re the only one who can change yourself. The desire has to come from you because no matter how much people push you, you’ll never be able to stick with any plan until you tell yourself that you want this. If you’re really serious about learning how to effectively use time in your favour, consider joining the Time Management Training Course of PD Training Hong Kong.
Awareness comes to mind when you think of time management. We have to be aware of how we use our time on a daily basis. How do we achieve this? For starters, you can bring a journal with you and start recording how you spend your day. Even record how long you had daydreams. Do this for two to three days, and then review your list. This will give you a general idea of where you waste your time. Then you can start adjusting how you spend your time based on your journal.
The next step is to prioritise your tasks. Find out what needs to be done immediately and what can take a backseat. Obviously, you can’t do everything all at once so you need to set which tasks to do first. Don’t wait for the perfect time to do your task. Such a thing does not exist and it will only prevent you from getting started. The same goes for those who crave perfection. No matter how long you plan, there will always be things that won’t go as planned or will get overlooked. Just get started! That’s the most important aspect.
Now that you’ve started, always maintain an attitude of finishing what you start. You have to learn to postpone any unnecessary activities that could only disrupt your focus. Keep in mind that these enjoyable activities won’t be as fun if you have other things on your mind. You will enjoy them more once the pressure is off and the only way to do that is to finish your task first.
Plan your week on Sundays. Have a look at how your prior week went and look for areas where you can improve your efficiency. Nothing beats coming to work fresh and prepared. Also, it would be best to tackle the hard tasks first while you’re fresh. Nothing makes you give up more than a tired mind and a tough task.
Lastly, stay positive. Negativity can really take out the fight in you and will destroy any chance of success. Everything has a solution – you just haven’t found it yet. If you want to learn more about time management, PD Training Hong Kong is here to help.
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All public time management training courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion. Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining at [email protected] to learn more.