Time Management|| Organize Your Time


Step Six: Getting Organized with Your Time

Get a Calendaring system and a things to do list system in place

Put your values, goals, action plans, and self contracts in a place so you can check in with them periodically.

Have action steps on your calendar towards reaching your short term, medium term and long term goals.

Minimize time wasting activities

Learn to say no and set boundaries to activities that are time wasters or aren’t truly important to you.

When you have a few minutes daily, review your list of things to do, and set goals for next day.

Set aside time for quiet time.

Find a quiet place and time you can work on task that need your full attention.

Don’t waste time on making decisions that are inconsequential. Just pick a choice and go!

Reward you self for time management activities.

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Create Effective Goals


Step Two: Creating Effective Goals

Your Values are your ideals. Your Goals are specific in time and action. Ask yourself the following questions about each of your goals.

Is this goal something I am willing to commit a lot of time and energy to achieving? Just because you would like to travel, doesn’t mean you would be willing to dedicate money and time to accomplishing it.

Is this goal consistent with your highest values? If you want to finish your college education, but spending time with your sick grandmother is your priority right now, you may give yourself more time to accomplish it.

Is this goal achievable? Have you set a specific time to reach your goal? Do you have access to the resources to make it happen?  Have you defined the details so you know when you have reached your goal?

Is this goal written from a positive perspective? I won’t overeat versus I will eat 5 to 6 small meals a day.

Are your goals in balance? Are all of your goals related to work and not including fun or family time? Creating balance in your life is the key to long term happiness and minimizes stress.

Break your goals in to Short Term (one week to one year), Medium Term (one to five years), and Long Term over 5 years.