Time Management

Time Management

"Things that matter most should never be at the mercy of thing that matter least".   We, as human beings, let this happen much too often.   Many of us waste our time on things that are neither important nor necessary, instead of using that time for things that are significant
Personal time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace as well as your personal life.   Those able to successfully implement time management strategies are able to control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis - stress declines and personal productivity soars! These highly effective individuals are able to focus on the tasks with the greatest impact to themselves and their organization.

List of Worst Practices
• Always saying yes
• Attempting too much
• Management by crisis
• Overscheduling and overorganization
• Poor planning
• Using your memory to keep track of things
• Wishful thinking

List of Best Practices
• Effective to-do list
• Prioritizing
• Time charts
• Reminder systems

By far the most common and worst practice to effectively manage your time is by procrastinating.

Major Causes of Procrastination
Below are the main causes of procrastination. In all likelihood, you may be facing several of these causes at the same time, which means that you may need to use multiple strategies to overcome your procrastination habit.
1. Avoiding an unpleasant task
2. Lack of energy/motivation
3. Escaping from an overwhelming project
4. Don't know where or how to get started
5. Don't know what to do next
6. Unclear goals and priorities
7. Urgency addiction
8. Psychological defense mechanism to protect your from fear of failure, fear of criticism, or fear of success.
In addition to these common causes, several psychological factors may also be fueling your procrastination habit. If you can eliminate, or even reduce, these factors you'll find it much easier to...