I’d like to do that but I don’t have the time.
How many of us have said that? I know I have. I often feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, so to get on top of time a bit, I asked Rosemary Armstrong for her tips.
A number of my clients have this concept that time management is about something else being in charge of our time.
When, in actual fact, it is us that should be managing our own time.
We manage time, it doesn’t manage us – this is where all those time management courses have led me astray all these years.
Having good management skills regarding your own time, is all about priorities.
What is important to you and what is it you want to achieve – in life, today and this moment.
So often we get bogged down in the priorities that others set for us, rather than creating our own.
Yes, we may have a boss that wants us to achieve XY and Z by lunch time, but ultimately it is then down to us as to how we go about achieving it.
What is important?
Firstly, you need to know how your day is made up – where does your time get spent in a day.
Look upon it like a budget– you are 1440 minutes in credit at the start of your day.
Spend it wisely
Look at all the things that you use those minutes for, write them down and at the end of the day have a look at what you have spent and where your ‘money’ has gone.
I’m sure immediately you will see some areas that you could save in.
Know what your ultimate goal in life is and do this on a regular basis and you will soon get that control back – you will be managing your time and not the other way around.
If you would like help managing your time contact Rosemary on 07709042645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org