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4 Ways To Improve Your Time Management

Posted on June 15 2018

 As an Entrepreneur, I meet other business women, college students, stay at home moms, and women in corporate America. With that I noticed we all have one thing in common, figuring how to improve our time management skills. Even those women with strong time management skills realize that there is always room for improvement. For starters, we must become productive with our time, whatever goals you plan to achieve in life you must be constant and never-ending improvements to the way you perform your work. Thankfully, there are many time management skills which you can improve to help you get better results. Below is a list to help you become efficient in your life.

 

Goal-Setting

 

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 Becoming a more efficient GIRL BOSS, starters we must understand that time management is not a standalone skill. You can not control time, but you can control how you use your time the foundation starts with goal-setting. The most important time management skill because it will challenge you to use your time in a manner which serves your goals. One mistake that we all do is setting our goals around money, instead, take a more rounded approach to your life. Ask yourself What's your ultimate goal? What kind of person do you want to be? and What do you want to achieve in each area of your life? As you can see goal setting takes time, and thought, so don't rush it take time to get clear about how you want your life to be.

 

Prioritization

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This is one that I struggled with a lot in my journey of becoming a businesswoman and most people do, but I have learned that I struggled with this one because I started too late in the process. We sometimes attempt to prioritize the items that are on our task list. However, it's items on that list that should have never made it to the task list. As funny as it may sound, prioritizing should not begin with a focus on getting more work done. Sounds crazy right? We are taught to multi-task, but that's not an efficient person does. Prioritization should always begin with eliminating the tasks which you should not be performing. To make life easier for you focus on completing the most valuable work, and use the resources available to you. Prioritization is one of the most misunderstood and misused time management skill. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

 

Self- Awareness

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Becoming a young woman, being self-aware is so important. It will help you on your journey into adulthood, and it's important to know who you are. In life, we are all motivated by different things and like to work in our own way. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it is healthy. It just means that you need to have a good understanding of your own likes, dislikes, and needs. One thing I learned to do when I perform poorly, I try to identify the conditions which encouraged my poor performance. Self-awareness is an easy tool for improving your time management skills. it's simple just pay attention and use a little trial and error. Self-awareness is still one of the most important because it allows you to accountable, and work in the best way that suits you.

  

Self-Motivation

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We all have days where we do not want to do anything. You may not be inspired, or tired from being up all night with your children, or simply just being bored. On days like this, there is little that anyone else can do to push you. You're tired of reading a self-help book, or even this blog, but having the power to motivate yourself will help you so much more in life than any book or blog. If you have improved your self-awareness, you will have a great deal of information that you will need to motivate yourself. However, one of the toughest lesson that I had to learn on my journey of becoming an entrepreneur; that there will be nobody standing over you to hold you accountable on a daily basis. I am responsible for my own results. You can have all the time management skills, but lacking self-motivation will hinder your growth more than any other skill.

If you want to become more efficient in your life; time management skills are essential. As you improve your time management skills. you will find that you get more valuable work completed in less time. it is not about increasing the quantity of work that you complete. it's all about important tasks which will enable you to achieve your goals quicker with less stress. 

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your powers you cannot be successful or happy" - Norman Vincent Peale

 

 

Written By Marissa Redmond/Edited By Jocelyn Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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