Time Management Action Plan

2364 WordsApr 24, 200510 Pages
For me it seems like there is too many tasks to complete and seldom enough time. Effective and efficient time management is something that I have room for improvement on and have great use of. I started by taking a time management survey. #1 Accept Problem My results from this diagnostic survey on time management assured me that my time management skills are low. The survey revealed that I am on the bottom of the scale of time management. There were two sections of the survey. One section measured your time management skills in an office setting and the other section measured your time management skill in your personal life. By having two sections you can compare your time management skills for the two different settings. The total…show more content…
Basically this involves using an hour-by-hour weekly calendar. I decided to go with the more flexible schedule because I think it is hard to estimate how long time some tasks will take. I often find that things come up at the last minute; with this schedule I know my priorities and can then skip something that is less important. The key of course, is keeping to the schedule. I need to be realistic. It is important to allow plenty of free time. It is vital to keep the goals in mind to be able to find motivation to follow schedule. #4, Balance Everyone needs a balanced lifestyle. A common time management mistake that people make is not allowing for a balanced life-style. One's overall health and wellness require attention to seven important life areas. • Physical (exercise, nutrition, sleep) • Intellectual (cultural, aesthetic) • Social (social relationships) • Career (school and career goal directed work) • Emotional (expression of feelings, desires) • Spiritual (quest for meaning) • Family (spend time with family) Ultimately time spent should be divided equally between the seven different categories. This only happens in a perfect world, but the more balance the better. With proper life balance it is easier to cope with stress that cannot be eliminated. If time is spent in only a few categories stress might occur. #5, Take Use of Technology Technology can help me be better at time
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