Good Time Management

Do you feel you lack the time to get everything you need to done? Everything you want to achieve, achieved? Well the following page should help!

We’ve already covered time management all over this website, in the goals, taking action and project management pages. So I guess this is more of a summary where I’ll bring all of the concepts together into one strategy for good time management.

What is Time Management?

Good time management is an act or a process of planning which manages and organizes your life and tasks in such a way as to get the most productively out of your time. An example of a good time management method would be using to do lists. These stop you from dithering about and thinking about what to do, but give you a defined purpose for that time; something all good time management tools should do.

Is Time Management for You?

Yes, time management is for everyone! Especially if you want to develop yourself and get the most out of your life! Good time management relies on a huge amount of organization and I would also say it demands a lot of ‘get up and go’ as to get the most out of your time to, but it is certainly worth it if you can master it.

It takes sometime in planning, but this is sort of your investment. The rewards you get back far out weight the time you initially invested. It is said 10mins of planning in good time management can save you an hour in actual doing. Ask any successful person in our world and they will tell you that they have at some point implemented some good time management techniques into their life. It’s a necessary for productivity, and productivity is a necessary for success.

How to Manage Your Time Effectively

The Diary or as I named mine: ’My Life Notebook’, as spoke about under ‘Taking Action‘, is a great aid in good time management. If you haven’t already read that page, I would suggest you do so here. The diary as you will know if you have read that page, allows you to keep all of your To Do’s, weeks events, goals, weeks tasks in one place. A labelled picture of my diary is below:

A labelled picture of my notebook

As you can see, this is my weekly planner page in my notebook.

Being able to have a full To Do list for all aspects of your life is great, and then being able to bring that together with events from your calendar, tasks from your goals and projects, and deadlines into one place to plan your coming week and days as you go is really helpful.

On a sunday night I take all of the relevant data from my To Do list, goals tasks lists, and calendar and put them together into a To Do and key reminders page for the coming week. As the week goes on I then plan each day (on the night before) as it comes, again taking any relevant data from my now ‘weeks To Do and reminders lists’.

Next Page: Project Management

For Further Reading on Good Time Management (Both long-term and short) I suggest Duncan Bannatyne’s Book: “How To Be Smart With Your Time

Wrote by Joe Brown