Marketing Through Service – How To Get The Most From Time Management
Article by Peter E. Smith
How To Get The Most From Time Management
There have been many books and articles written on the subject of time management and the reasons why everyone should develop this skill. So letÂ’s go back to the basicÂ’s and develop a plan. Time management made easy!
Time management is really about accomplishing the most out of your day and enjoying it, having fun. Everyday should be a happy day; we only get to go through life once, after all itÂ’s not a rehearsal, so make the most of it. Time management really takes the stress out of life!
Each working day can be divided into three essential parts:
Â• Before workÂ• At workÂ• After work
Think about you schedule, your job and your plan will start to make sense.
The before job planning, you probably do quite well now. This consists of, Â“The RoutineÂ”, getting up at a certain time to ensure you will have enough time to get yourself ready for the day. At this point you should know exactly what you are going to wear for work, this should have been decided the night before (this comes in the after work section). You should allow plenty of time for breakfast and any other chores that have to be taken care of, such dropping off the children at school etc. Make sure you allow enough time for a smooth commute to work, either driving, car pooling or taking public transport. When you take the time to plan and have a schedule of events, life becomes way less stressful.
At work is an area that generally has a set time frame, say eight hours plus an hour spent for lunch. This of course depends on what you do in your job; some are more structured than others. Looking at your job description (although most workers do a variety of things that are not included) as objectively as you can. Break down the most important things that must get done first; everything else is secondary and can wait. You will always be judged on the most important part of your job. Unless you are new to the company or the job you are doing, you should have a detailed plan on what is expected, a routine. Most new employees when hired are put on a probation period. It is during this time frame that you will have an opportunity to show your boss and the company that they made a great decision when they hired you. One way to accomplish this is to hone your time management skills, develop a routine. Time management allows you to stay completely focused on one specific job at a time, do not get distracted.When you plan your work ahead of time, you will always accomplish more and you will feel good. When you feel good you have fun and at the end of the day thatÂ’s what life is all about.
After work, you are now back at home and should feel good about your day so far. Now comes your time, time with you spouse/family or significant other. This time period can vary, depending on what needs to be done or what you would like to do. Again planning is the key. Before you retire for the evening, make sure you know what you are going to wear tomorrow and what you may need to do before work, have a plan! You plan the work and work the plan.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.. Andrew Carnegie
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About the Author
Peter E. Smith is President of Prospect Ventures Limited, a Management, Marketing and Sales Consulting Company. Mr. Smith was educated in Great Britain, Canada and the United States. This book and other publications are based upon his own observations, experiences, facts and research with many different businesses and leaders, over the past three and a half decades.