The principles of time management
In order to get control of your time, you need to be familiar with some basic principles of time management:
Time ”goes” where you direct it. You are in control of your time. Time management is about what we are able to accomplish with time. Time management means breaking old habits and realizing that your habits are usually the problem. Time management can enhance your work experience if you are able to accomplish your plan.
How can understanding my time benefit me?
There are several benefits to understanding your time:
Time management is stress prevention. Time management reduces stress because you can meet deadlines, and you can work fewer hours with greater results.
Balance your life:
Working long hours and taking work home with you can harm the natural balance you should have in your life. By learning to manage your time, you can do things you want to do instead of spending all your time on work responsibilities.
Part of time management is determining how you spend your time. Once you determine how you spend your time, you can modify your schedule to increase productivity. For example, you may find that you waste time in meetings when a group e-mail could address the issue just as well.
People who have the most trouble managing their time are those who do not know what their priorities are or should be. Knowing your priorities helps you spend valuable time where you need it most.
One of the most important aspects of having a time management plan is setting goals. Without goals, what you are working toward is unclear. Following your time management plan increases your chances of accomplishing the goals you set