Three Secrets to Time Management
If you are someone who frequently wishes they had more time in the day, arrives late to their commitments, or simply wishes they were moving faster toward their goals, you will likely benefit from modifying your time-management habits.
Here are three reasons why it is valuable to occasionally assess and adjust the way we manage our time, in order to make the most of our days:
- Keep Finances On-track: Even if we feel we are earning adequate income, our job of keeping our finances stable does not end there. It is important to remember when our bills and payments are due, to save regularly, and to plan for tax season. If we fall behind on a payment or suddenly encounter an emergency without a means to cover costs, our financial security, or at least our credit score, can falter. Keeping a financial calendar and scheduling automated transfers wherever possible, will keep yourself from worrying about if you have paid everything on-time.
- Meet Your Goals: If we can make better use of our time, we will keep making progress with our goals. Your goal may be to have a certain amount of money saved by a specific date, or to achieve a higher level of professional success. Whatever your goal, if you have a good idea of what parts of your day you have committed and what time you have “free” and available to use to your advantage, you will increase the likelihood that you’ll work toward your goal.
- Optimize Your Productivity: It can be difficult, but if you have a sense of your goals, you can assess your current daily schedule and identify places where you can reduce or simplify non-essential tasks and possibly accommodate more productive, rewarding pursuits. If you feel like you have a comfortable handle on your time already but wish you could do more to achieve financial progress, consider adding a second career to your schedule.
It is important to remember that optimizing your schedule does not mean running yourself into the ground! Health and balance are equally important: we cannot achieve our goals if we have made ourselves sick with exhaustion.
Just as it is useful to create a budget in order to get a better sense of our financial reality, so can taking time to assess how we fill our schedules benefit our ability to budget our day. To learn more about how to take better control of your schedule, and to move more quickly toward your goals, visit the Syncis blog at www.syncis.com/blog/ .