I think you’d agree time is a much needed resource you need to get your work done, achieve your goals and enjoy your life. I believe time management is about finding the best ways to use your time to get the most from it and enhance the quality of your life.
Think about these things to help you determine if you are working as efficiently as possible:
Do you maintain a big long to-do list to keep track of your projects and tasks or do you use a productivity system allowing you to organize and prioritize everything you do?
Once you get settled at your desk in the morning what is the first thing that you do?
When you leave work each day do you feel like you accomplished what you set out to accomplish when you arrived at work that morning?
Do you have a daily plan that helps you focus only on priorities?
If you plan at all, when?
Are you a multitasker?
How many breaks do you take during the day?
How many times a day do you check your e-mail (See my earlier post on this topic)?
Is it difficult for you to meet project deadlines?
Let me know how you answer all these questions. Future posts will explore these questions further and I’ll share some of my ideas with you. More importantly, I’d like to hear your ideas.