Do you need to declutter and organize and manage your time better, but just don’t seem to have the time to get started? The key is time management. When you complain that you just don’t have enough time, do you get the response that we have the same 24 hours? That is true, but what you do with those hours can change your chance of success.
You can’t measure what you do not track. So, get started tracking!
Break out your trusty planner, dust it off and USE IT! A planner gathering dust or lost in a drawer is not a tool, it is clutter. To turn it into a tool, get it out and put it into use.
Take a sample of 2 or 3 days and track what you do by fifteen minute segments. From when your feet touch the floor upon rising, until you go to bed, make a record of how you spend your time. From this data, look for the following?
- How much time is spent just getting started?
- When did you log into your computer and check emails?
- How much time did you devote to monitoring emails?
- Where could you have used time better?
Use this information to get insight for where you could use time more efficiently and target your best times to work on your goals for the day.
How can you get more done? We will talk about that soon….