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Time Management, isn't it a pain?

Updated: Jan 8

Making your time work for you is really difficult, but it doesn't need to be.


Getting ready for the new year means having a good idea of what you would like to occur and achieve. Often overlooked but critical in this thinking and planning is TIME.


Time tells us how long we have in which to reach our goals, but something else we overlook is TIME OFF.


We forget to add into the calculation any TIME we or others won’t be available to use to achieve the goal, like holiday time off, time off for training, traveling, attending events, reading, thinking, eating, exercise, meetings, etc.


TIME can also be affected by weather, personal or team mood/motivation, and disruptions.


In our tech-advanced world and society we often forget or do not realise the value of communication, inboxes become full, meetings become laborious and goals get sidetracked.


So when you are planning your time, here's some things to consider:

  • Realistic time available in a day

  • Realistic time unavailable

  • (Un)planned disruptions

  • Personal time

  • Other people's time/workload

It is okay to be kind to yourself, and others by not setting deadlines that leave you overworked, or just grab yourself a platform that focuses your workload & communication?


https://hbr.org/2013/09/make-time-for-the-work-that-matters

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