I know I do from time to time. Sometimes I’ll get to the end of my day and think … “Hey! How is it time to log off the computer and I still have a gazillion things to do???” Does this ever happen to you?
I’m sure I’m not alone, so here are three easy ways to tackle the time management problem so it works for you!
Drop it: Take a hard look at the things you’re spending your time doing every day. Is it really necessary to read all of the junk email that hits your inbox, say “yes” to every invitation that comes across your desk, or join every group or event you think might be interesting? Your time can be drained away by these trivial and ineffective tasks, so learn to identify them and drop them like a bad habit.
Delegate it: Most business professionals need to learn how to delegate in order to free themselves up to do what they do best; make money for their business. Make a list of tasks that are critical to the function of your business, but pull you away from its main goal. Those are the tasks to delegate immediately, thus freeing you up for more important things. You might also take a look at the things you dislike doing, and delegate them too so you can spend your time doing things you enjoy.If you don't enjoy it, don't do it. Delegate it! Click To Tweet
Do It: If it’s an important task or something only you can do, instead of procrastinating, dreading, or whining, just DO IT. Chances are you spent more time worry about doing the task than you did performing it!
Can you think of any other time management tips that work for you? Leave a comment and let me know what you’ve done that helps you regain control of your time.
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