You don’t need more time in your day, you simply need to organize your time better. You will be surprised at how much you can accomplish each day with a bit of structure, prioritizing and commitment in your personal life and your office. Below we look at 10 steps you can implement today.
Are you buckling under stress and a demanding workload? Are you constantly in a hurry and worried about not having enough time? Are you trying to do everything yourself?
You may think that doing everything yourself ensures that it is done on time, and done well, but you are mistaken. The truth is that by trying to do it all yourself you are not only burning yourself out, but you are also more likely to make mistakes, because of stress.
As the end of the year rolls around, I have the tendency to smirk at those who profess their New Year’s Resolutions. While I applaud your efforts for thinking about what goal you want to accomplish, why wait until January 1st, or why not put off things until February 1st? I know, I’m not a lover of procrastination, but hear me out..
Remember the early days in your career when a simple to-do list was enough to keep your virtual assistance business on track? Over time business picked up until you soon found yourself juggling several clients’ tasks. Business is booming! Great news right? Not always.
Advances in technology has made the management of certain daily tasks much easier, but time management remains a priority that still requires a manual process. There are steps you can follow to improve your time management, helping you to always feel like you have accomplished everything you needed to.
As a busy virtual assistant juggling several clients, I am a firm believer in the “one touch” philosophy. When it comes to managing time and tasks, I find email can be one of technology’s greatest sources of procrastination. You open an email … read it …. decide if it can wait … flag it …. come back to it … and open it again. What does this mean to your virtual assistance business? Time is money and you are letting it tick away or spill over into your personal time.
Many of us do not know how to manage our time properly and thus time management tips are in high demand these days. When you ask anybody for a definition of “time management,” the list is h.u.g.e. Time management is not about packing more and more things into your daily life. Worthwhile time management tipsRead more
When you are stressed your productivity decreases and with lower production, you need extra time for quality product. Another way to say the same thing: When you work overtime, you get stressed. It’s a cycle and managing one has the same overall effect of managing the other.
Time management is an acquired skill. It is something that has to be taught. It’s not typically learned in classrooms, but we are constantly expected to be here or there on time, with this or that project completed, and have all the right items in our possession to participate in our next activity. There many resources and systems to help you manage time, all claiming to be what you need. The bottom line is that time management is highly individualized. Individuals need to create systems that work for them to become more efficient throughout the day.