Time management skills for young people is invaluable. You want to know how to beat time and get things done like a boss? We will show you how, in this conversation. Come along.
Most of us keep saying, ‘I need more time, there’s not enough time!’ 24 Hours is all you gonna get woman, so learn to use your time judiciously.
Time management skill is not a Gift. Rather it is a culture that is imbibed by deliberate actions.
”Never let anyone own your schedule.”Lou Gerstner
Former CEO of IBM
You can’t have more time. 24 Hours a day is what we all get; adults, young people, millionaires, women, and CEOs. We all get the same amount of time. So the question is, how can I manage my time successfully?
Make A Plan
”If you don’t plan then you plan to fail”.
You should write down the things you need to achieve in a day, a week, a month. Write down your short term and long term goals, then break down these goals into small tasks that are easy to do within the time of day.
Next is scheduling these tasks within time frames. Go to your calendar (which could be manual or digital), whichever works, and schedule these tasks within time frames.
Example: 9:00 am-10: 00 am – Study Session
- 11:00 am-12:00 pm – Write a Promotion Letter
- 2:00 pm-3:00 pm – Clean Up the House. Whichever which way, you get?
Wake Up Early!
Even if you don’t like to, waking up early gives you an early start and helps you achieve more with your time. You will achieve more when your family is still asleep than when they are up, and everyone needs your attention over one thing or the other. Take my advice; wake up early.
Hide Your Phone
Yes, I said It; If you want to get anything done at all, pick up your phone, put it on silence, drop it in the kitchen, lose it in your wardrobe; among your pile of clothes, anything to get this time-thief out of the way.
As long as it’s with you, you will be distracted, ‘just a peek to see what’s on my IG timeline, ooh, there’s an email, what’s happening on Twittersphere?’
You should also make your family understand that during specific times, you will be unreachable on your mobile because you are trying to get a few things done.
Don’t fall into the trap of carrying more tasks than you can handle. Know Your Limits. Friends and family will always want out of our time. It’s best to weigh the task. If it’s something you can squeeze in, please do and if not, do try to make them understand why you can’t.
What Do I Do With Pockets of Time?
Time pockets are those small amounts of free time you have in between tasks. You could have scheduled a visit to your supervisor at 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm and things go faster than you planned. You wrap up your discussion and still have 15 minutes to spare before the next task or, you could have a doctor’s appointment and the doctor is late and you are sitting there and waiting. Amy calls them Small Time – Frames of Nothingness.
When such a situation arises during your day, don’t waste it. Use this time to:
Read a Book
You can get a few pages in, of the book you are yet to complete or start that new paperback you have been meaning to read or read your bible.
Emails and Social Messages
Catch up on your emails, call back if you have missed calls and reply messages and invitations.
Use the opportunity to clean up your space, wash the dishes, start dinner, and have some family time.
Any free time you have to meditate, take it. Close your eyes and visualize where you are now and what you need to do next, to be where you want to be.
So there you have it, how to have more time; time management tips for young people.
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