TOP 7 Secrets to Time Management Success

Is your schedule jam-packed? Is your day overloaded with meetings, managing your business, planning for the future and day-to-day work? Do you get to the end of the day and wonder what you really accomplished?  Is your work day overflowing into your home life?
Do you wish you could get a handle on time management once and for all, so you could run your life rather than your life running you?

You’re not alone. Don’t let the march of time spin you into a tizzy of stress and desperation. Apply these top 7 secrets and watch your time expand to include what’s most important to you.

Secret 1: Prioritize—Put your “rocks” in first.
What’s most important to you? Building your business? Getting a promotion? Leaving work at 5 p.m.? You need to focus on your priorities—the things that matter the most to you. Identify your top priorities right now. These are the “rocks” that you put in your schedule before adding lower-priority items.

Secret 2: Target your action.
Do your action items line up with your priorities—the rocks—that you just defined? If they don’t, you’re spending your time on non-priorities. Once you determine what the rocks are, scan your vast to-do list. Hone in on 3 rocks that you will accomplish today. For example: (1) Work on new project, (2) Contact 10 past clients, (3) Have meeting with boss about promotion.

Go to work on these priority tasks. When you complete them address other to-dos. Don’t get side-tracked by unimportant things. Learn to prioritize and stick to your list. Be honest and productive about what you really need to get done now.

Secret 3: Focus your mind first.
Consider focusing your mind as a warm-up before stepping onto the field. When you wake up, do you hit the snooze bar 7 times? When you do finally get up, do you jump out of bed, gulp a cup of coffee and run out the door? How you start the morning is a reflection of how you live your life. Instead, start your day with 15 minutes in which you focus your mind in solitude. Your brain will sharpen and your productivity will increase just from this one step.

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Seven Rituals to Improve Life and Business

What do Valentine’s Day, Christmas, dating, dinner and a movie, marriage and couples have in common? Rituals. A ritual is defined as ‘any method of doing something in which the details are always faithfully repeated.’ To relate this to your life, rituals include: the time you wake up, how your brush your teeth, the route you take to work – you get the idea.

Rituals give life meaning and help us celebrate milestones in our lives. They offer security, stability and routine and a sense of calmness to an otherwise chaotic existence. Rituals date back thousands of years with the ancient Egyptians. Theirs was a culture seeped in traditions. Eating, drinking, bathing, hunting and burying the dead were a succession of rituals.

Over centuries, mankind lost the importance of rites. However, many of us in the 21st century are reconsidering traditions and adding them to our lives as we desperately seek meaning during this increasingly shallow and disconnected time.

If you want to relax, enjoy your life and feel more connected to others, consider adding rituals to your life.

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Waking Up in the Morning in Time to Go to School

Are your children able to wake up early in the morning to go to school on time?

Often, during the summer holidays, children go to sleep quite late. Nowadays, children watch TV and play on their computers until the late hours of the night, and sometimes even later. Parents of teenagers often feel helpless, when their children turn the night into their day, and their day into their night. They go to sleep late and wake up late.

Now that the summer holidays are ending and the school year is beginning, children will need to wake up earlier. How are you going to deal with this? Some planning is required, as well as some degree of discipline and firmness.

Now is the time to start limiting the time for watching TV and playing on the computer. You, as a parent, have to draw limits and tell your children to switch off the TV and the computer at hours that you decide about.

It would be a good idea if the hours of going to sleep and waking up were changed gradually and not abruptly. Each day your child should go to sleep a little earlier and wake up a little earlier. If you send your child to sleep several hours earlier than he or she became used to, they will fight you and not accept this. They will also find it difficult to fall asleep. This is more so with teenagers.

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Importance of Time Management

What is time management? It is a set of principles, practices, skills, tools and systems that help you use your time to accomplish what you want. Why is time management important? Time management is important for your personal life and career success. It teaches you how to manage your time effectively and make the most … Continue Reading…

Time Management Quotes

Time management is important if you wish to make the most of your life and time. I have collected a few quotes on time management, which you might find useful. Time Management Quotes: Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. … Continue Reading…