Does anyone still use a “Day-Timer? For years I used one (or a knock-off version) to keep up myself from showing up at two different places at the same time. Since I was never in two places at once, I guess it worked quite well.
Seriously, time management is a real challenge for busy people. Here’s a list of tips I clipped from a Day-Timer publication several years ago. Wish I would have looked at it more often in years gone by.
- List everything you need to do—then number each item in order of priority.
- Distinguish between “urgent” and “important” items—and make time for the latter.
- Don’t just dream your goals—plan them. Write down the steps to each goal and get started on step 1.
- Make a quick decision on each piece of paper that crosses your desk: act on it, file it, or toss it. Prevents paper pile-ups!
- Set a starting time as well as a deadline for all your projects.
- Treat a big project like a pie; cut it up into slices!
- Take 10 minutes a day to plan your day and save up to an hour in execution!
- When you’re swamped with work, don’t be afraid to say “no” to new projects.
- If you run out of steam on one project, switch to another. A great revitalizer!
- Trim the fat from you schedule: cut out low-payoff activities.
Hope these are helpful. Let us know what you think of these. Also, let us know if you have any additional time management tips.
|Time Management God’s Way By Gloria Adams / Fruitbearer Publishing
“Time Management God’s Way,” gives great insight into how believers can live a stress-free and prosperous life by applying the principles of Matthew 6:33–sowing your time in God’s kingdom and reaping more time to do all that you were created to do.