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Here is a piece of training I shared with a student this week.
I hope you find it helpful.
The Key to a Better Life
Time management is basically about being focused. The Principle known as the ’80:20 Rule’ states that 80% of efforts that are not time managed or unfocused generates only 20% of the desired output. However, 80% of the desired result can be generated using only 20% of an excellent time-managed effort. Although the ratio ’80:20′ is only arbitrary, it emphasizes how much is lost or how much can be gained with time management.
Some people view time management as a list of rules involving scheduling appointments, goal settings, thorough planning, creating to-do lists, and prioritizing. These are the core basics of time management that should be understood to develop an efficient personal time management skill. These basic skills can be fine-tuned further to include the finer points of each skill, giving you that extra reserve to make the results you desire.
But there are more skills involved in time management than the core basics. Skills such as decision-making inherent abilities such as emotional intelligence and critical thinking are also essential to your personal growth.
Personal time management involves everything you do. No matter how big and no matter how small, everything counts. Each new knowledge you acquire, each new advice you consider, each new skill you develop should be considered.
Having a balanced lifestyle should be the key to having personal time management. This is the central aspect that many practitioners of personal time management fail to grasp.
Time management is about getting results, not about being busy.
The six areas that personal time management seeks to improve in anyone’s life are physical, intellectual, social, career, emotional and spiritual.
The physical aspect involves having a healthy body, less stress, and fatigue.
The intellectual aspect involves learning and other mental growth activities.
The social aspect involves developing personal or intimate relations and being an active contributor to society.
The career aspect involves school and work.
The emotional aspect involves appropriate feelings and desires and manifesting them.
The spiritual aspect involves a personal quest for meaning.
Thoroughly planning and having a set of things-to-do lists for each of the key areas may not be very practical, but determining which area in your life is not giving enough attention is part of time management. Each area creates the whole you. If you ignore one area, you are missing an essential part of yourself.
Personal time management should not be so daunting a task. It is a very sensible and reasonable approach to solving problems, big or small.
A great way of learning time management and improving your personal life is to follow several basic activities.
One of them is to review your goals often, whether it be immediate or long-term goals.
A way to do this is to keep a list that is always accessible to you.
Always determine which task is necessary or not necessary in achieving your goals and which activities are helping you maintain a balanced lifestyle.
Each of us has a peek time and a time when we slow down. These are our natural cycles. We should know to do the difficult tasks when we are the sharpest.
Learning to say “No.” You actually see this advice often. Heed this advice even if it involves saying the word to family or friends.
Pat yourself at the back or just reward yourself in any manner for an effective time management result.
Try and get cooperation from people around you who benefit from your time management efforts.
Don’t procrastinate. Attend to necessary things immediately.
Have a positive attitude and set yourself up for success. But be realistic in your approach to achieving your goals.
Have a record or journal of all your activities. This will help you get things in their proper perspective.
These are the few steps you initially take to become a well-rounded individual.
As they say, personal time management is the art and science of building a better life.
From the moment you integrate into your life time-management skills, you have opened several options that can provide a broad spectrum of solutions to your personal growth. It also creates more doors for opportunities to knock on.
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