Time is a factor that we must always take into account for our activities, goals and projects.Many times we just take something, by the belief that limiting factor. “I have no time”, “work absorbs me all day”, “day should have 25 hrs” … etc.
However, we can turn this factor “insufficient” for us to do everything that we propose and even have free time.Here are some tips to manage and pay your time.
1. Step back for a moment and Analyses.
What is the reason why you want more free time?. It is of great importance to define the reason and because of your actions. Once defined, you’ll be more motivated to change if you have a specific goal.
2. Create your list of things you want to accomplish.
Write down all the activities you want to do more often, actions that make you happy, you enjoy them, they are the process for a particular purpose. For example, volunteering in the project of your interest, read the book you bought some time, learn another language, exercise.
3. Choose a ranking for these activities.
Arrange them in order of importance and choose one or two to focus on.
4. Create another list on your actual activities.
Now write a list, where entries as they really spend your time as a kind of diary. Is likely to be surprised about how you spend just a little, or time to the activities you most enjoy.
This allows you to identify where there is an opportunity for change. The key question that many authors handle on time management, is whether or not spending your time these things correctly, because time is a factor we all have, and it depends on how you use it.
5. Analyses that small daily activities and ask yourself the following questions:
What are my personal and professional priorities?
What I can delegate activities?
What I can take the outsourcing?
What I can limit distractions?
In this question note that distractions can be limited and not exactly eliminated entirely. But you can be aware of a full time devoted to work without interruption. For example:
Resists checking your email several times a day. Many recommend that twice a day is sufficient.
Reduce the hours devoted to television. You will have more benefits if you choose another form of entertainment or relaxation.
While taking the time to work, prioritizes the use of your phone.
6. Once analyzed above, now you can rearrange your schedule.
A list with the ranking based on your priorities, it is always helpful. Once an activity cross it and continue with the questions in step 5.
When we are conscious of what can be done in a day, increasing proactivity.
When you take a serious time for relaxation or recreation, increases creativity.
When you use time to your advantage, increase the activities that make you happy.
Decide how and where you want to invest your energy and dedication. The time we have all the control we just have to take it.