Are you just plain fed up? Is it because of poor time management skills?
You’re not alone; there are thousands of people who have this problem. If you have ever walked the streets of Manhattan, then you must have noticed how people were rushing to and from. Just like any other big city, the streets are bustling with people in a hurry to get somewhere.
One person is late getting back from lunch, another is trying to catch a train so that he won’t be late for supper, and another is running late for an important appointment. Imagine all the stress of rushing and worrying about being late.
Wouldn’t it be better if you learned time management skills? This will prevent you from stressful situations.
Know what your day will bring and what to be done by making daily to-do lists. This helps you remember appointments and other tasks that need to be done by you.
2. Be on Time
Allow yourself plenty of time to make your appointments. Leave early so that if there is a traffic delay or other interruptions, you won’t waste time. Arriving at the last minute or being late just adds unneeded stress to your life.
When you make your daily to-do list, prioritize the most important tasks. Complete the most important ones first so that if something comes along and derails your plans, you won’t have to worry about missing out on something vital.
4. Don’t Be a Perfectionist
If you have an important meeting or a function like a wedding to attend, don’t obsess over the small stuff that often causes you to be late. Don’t waste your valuable time on minor details that are not all that important.
5. Don’t Procrastinate
Set your priorities and then arrange your tasks around them. For example, you may decide to clean your house while waiting time to pick up your friend from the airport. When time comes, drop your household chores and go get her. Don’t delay because it is a boring task to perform.
6. Just Say No
There are only so many hours in a day and there is a limit to what you can do and still live a sane life. If other people or your job demand more of your time than you can afford to give, then just say “No.” Figure out what is most important, like your family, your own health and sanity. Put them first rather than letting other people run you ragged.
Your time shouldn’t be squandered or used in a way that elevates the stress in your life. Slow down and devote your time to what is the most important and this can only be done through time management skills.