One thing that I always seem to find that I do not do well with, is TIME MANAGEMENT! It seems like no matter what I do I never utilize my time the way I should or I am not always on time when I really need to be!
I have done a lot of reflecting lately on why things didn't turn out the way I wanted them to or simply why couldn't I get this, that, and the third done. And the simple solution is Lo you didn't give yourself enough time. So now here I am in the last couple of months giving myself the opportunity to fix that flaw.
TIIIPPPSSSS ( everyone loves those)
1. Postion yourself to WIN, WIN, and WIN Again!
One thing that I have realized is that I cannot plan or think the way I should when I am working on anything. I'll give you an example...answering emails, on the phone, driving, working on a proposal and then writing something out. I have the habit of trying to plan and write things out when I am doing a million and one other things... so now that I know that doesn't really work, guess what I do it when I am sitting and focused.
2. Make a list!
Okay so I used to think is was so ridiculous to write a list for every single thing. I thought it was the " Mom thing to do" until I found myself unorganized lol. I literally sit down on Sunday and make a list for the week by priority, and it works so well for me.
3. Plan effectively!
Get a planner, use your calendar and make a note of every project, every event, every single thing that you know good and gosh darn well you will forget. Make a note of it! and make sure you set a reminder!
4. Set deadlines.
Do me and you a favor and give yourself a deadline. Go back to those undergrad days when you knew you had that culumative exam that your grade depended on and had to study your A** off for, yea treat everything like that! Set deadlines to get through each phase and make it GREAT!
5. Create a routine that will work for you!
You know that saying, it takes this amount of time to train yourself to do this and that! Well yea its so true! Creating a routine is like a major key to success, even if its just until you knock out one project and you set a new one; DO IT!