We live in the world of rapid changes, mixed hypostasis, when each of us performs many roles at once by doing several jobs, raising children, organizing everyday life, improving ourselves and participating in social activities, and everyone wants to do everything, but not everyone can as such a rhythm of life requires a strict organization. This is what time management will help us with.
Time management is a relatively young study about the distribution of time and improvement of time efficiency, which any person can apply in his/her life - a schoolboy, a housewife, a businessman, an employee.
Let's figure out where and on what we can get extra minutes and hours, at what time of the day does our time leek like water into sand? I will share only my personal experience as the ideas from the book not always work well in real life.
Basic rules of time management:
1. Plan today yesterday — you have just woken up, and the plan is ready, you do not need to waste time on thinking.
2. The task must be written on paper — this way, it will not get lost during the day, and sooner or later will be done.
3. Large tasks must be divided into several small tasks — that is easier psychologically, and there is nothing as pleasant as to put a "+", or delete one of the items from the list, even if the case is not entirely fulfilled, but you know that you are on the right track.
4. Learn to distribute priorities — there are things that you need to do today until lunch, until the evening, and the things you need to do someday. That's the order in which you should start to complete them, even if the first task is the most difficult and not interesting, it is necessary to start with it.
5. Look at usual things at a different angle — for example, you may drive the car, listening to various audiobooks and trainings, when on public transport with your mobile device connected to Internet, you can pay bills, choose a summer tour, talk to a friend and so on. After a while, you will be surprised how much time you have to fill with more useful things.
6. Exclude conversations "out of politeness" from your life — when you talk to a colleague, telling you about the disease of some unknown to you person, to a neighbor you meet on the staircase with a sentimental story about aunt Zina's disease from another house, who you do not even know, to people in the line, and other "time robbers", who you should ruthlessly cross out from your life. Once and for all, you are to understand that the most valuable thing in your life is your time, and you should start to appreciate it. Make up a harmless excuse and use it in all such cases without any shame.
7. "15 Minutes" Rule — you must not put off things you may complete in 15 minutes but do them immediately, otherwise they will turn into an unstoppable snowball.
The last but not the least — encourage yourself by small things, cheer yourself up as happy people focus on positive aspects, so with such a worldview it is easier to find a way out of the most difficult situation.