Top Tips for Managing Your Time

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Here are our top tips for managing your time:

Make a commitment to yourself today to ‘make time’ for something you really want to do
Have a good idea of what your time is worth to you. If you calculate the figure regularly it enables you to decide whether it’s profitable to have work done by someone else
At the beginning of a meeting, tell the other person how much time you can spend
Not only make daily and monthly lists of things that have to be done but make sure you keep the completed lists and analyse them closely
Don’t let negative attitudes or opinions limit your activity
Handle paperwork only once; answer it, throw it out or delegate it – each day, so that it doesn’t pile it
Do not postpone important matters that are unpleasant. Jobs rarely get more pleasant by being postponed
Try to arrange routine times for jobs such as going through the mail, talking with your manager or staff, computer input etc.
Try to fix definitie times when you would not like to be disturbed, and make the system work except for genuine emergencies
If you have several phone calls to make, do them all in a burst
Plan some time for discussing routine matters with your colleagues. Then you avoid interrupting each other all the time
Learn to say ‘No’. Get used to asking yourself ‘Am I the right person for this job?’
Make a habit of finishing the main job of the day before you go home
Ask people who come to you with problems to propose their own solutions
Before answering ‘yes’, ask yourself if you really want to/should get involved
To learn more about time management call us on 0800 0213 263 or [email protected] and find out more about our time management training courses.

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