Tips for Time Management

Time Management Skills

Alright the holidays are behind us, and it is time for the rush- where you try to focus on New Year’s resolutions, work, family, and a social life, all while finding time for yourself and for the gym. Sound familiar? Don’t get me wrong, we live in a society where time is of the essence, and it seems that we are too busy trying to cram everything into one day, and before you know it the quality of life is diminished and you are not getting the things you need to get done, done.

You probably know that managing your time effectively will help you get more done each day. But it has important health benefits, too. By managing your time more wisely, you can minimize stress and improve your quality of life.

But how do you get back on track when organizational skills don’t come naturally? Here are some tips to help you get started:

Plan- Planning each day can help keep more control over your agenda items and daily life. Create a to-do list, and prioritize everything with the most important things on top. You may not complete it all, but prioritizing things helps you keep in control.

Take Your Time- That’s right, ensure you take your time, and do a quality job, when completing a task or a project, if you are rushed, errors often are created, thus creating even more work for you in the end. Do it right the first time.

Evaluate Time Spent- This is a big one! Where is your time going? Keep a journal and log where you spend your time, you may find additional time to use during your day if you are spending too much watching television, or browsing the internet.

Limit Distractions- Block out time on your calendar for big projects. During that time, close everything down, including cell phones, and televisions.

Get Sleep, Eat Right, and Exercise! - A healthy lifestyle can improve your focus and concentration, which will help improve your efficiency so that you can complete your work in less time.

Keep the coaches posted on your progress of time management next time you are in the gym!