I’d say I’m a very productive person, especially when I take on several tasks that I am passionate about. Sometimes I take on more than I can handle because I really love what I do and it questions my limitations and about productivity. So to get more productive, here are some of my reflections on productivity, time management and how to stay focused and organized.
In your virtual assistant practice, you are always going to have to find a way to schedule all of your tasks and those of your clients, into your 8-hour workday. There are certain times of day where you are more productive than others, known as your prime productivity time and be protective of that time.
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.
When we talk about time-management we often forget that what we are actually doing is managing ourselves, and how much time we spend doing various tasks. Time is fixed, and is the same for all of us; there are 60…
Time-management is not so much about managing your time as it is about managing yourself. The only way to achieve your goals in a fast evolving world is to remain flexible, and constantly revise your schedule and priorities. What can you do in your personal capacity to maximize your output while still having time and energy left for yourself and your family?
If you find yourself each day, week and month with a list of tasks and activities that you wanted to do, but never got round to, you are probably managing your time incorrectly. It is possible that you are focusing…
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.
Procrastination, ADD/ADHD are also closely linked to time management dysfunction. The “I’ll do it later” procrastination technique affects not just your personal life, but your professional life as well. Learning time management will certainly help you to overcome these problems and relieve much of the stress associated with it.