TIME MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
Invest time in planning daily.
Focus on the major goals first.
Review goal list at least once per week.
Group similar activities together for efficiency.
Set specific times for taking and returning phone calls.
Ask yourself “What is the best use of my time?”
Discourage interruptions and distractions.
Learn to say “no” assertively.
Track important data and activities in writing.
Avoid procrastination. “Just do it!”
Respect your body’s and mind’s cycles.
Do your most challenging work during your peak performance cycles.
Delegate whenever possible.
Take a quick stretch break every 15-20 minutes.
Keep tools and s upplies stocked and accessible.
Set a written schedule and follow it.
At the end of the day, evaluate the day and conside r the next day’s schedule.
Take advantage of “Down Time”.
BENEFITS OF EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT
Doing the same work in less time
Accomplishing more in the same numbe r of hours.
Increasing personal productivity and achievement.
Getting more positive recognition.
Earning more money.
Decreasing frustration and anxiety.
Having more time for evaluation and planning.
Devoting more time to your family and friends.
Spending more time with recreation.
Improving you health by re ducing stress.
Experiencing increased joy and satisfaction.
An awareness and feeling of effectiveness.