Time management is the method of planning and exercising conscious control of time spent on tasks. It refers to your capacity to handle responsibilities and accomplish goals within a given time. It is an essential skill every person, especially women, should develop in this fast-paced world that we live in.
To some people, it almost feels 24 hours isn't enough anymore. A lot of women struggle to balance their work, family, side hustle, and social life without slipping into clinical insomnia.
It usually takes a toll on our mental health when we find ourselves lagging behind on set goals or tasks; it could even switch us into panic mode where we'd find ourselves doing more harm (mistakes) than good. This is why every entrepreneurher needs to develop time management skills to stay on top of their game.
Being able to manage your time better will help you stay in charge, focused, and active during tasks; this will ultimately improve your level of creativity, speed in accomplishing your goals, lower stress levels, and support your business/career growth. It will also help you stay closer to your family.
What Are Time Management Skills?
Time management skills include several skills, techniques, and tools that'll help you manage your time effectively when working on specific tasks, plans, and goals.
Here are some important time management skills:
3. Proper planning, also known as scheduling
4. Set smart goals
6. Setting realistic deadlines
7. Stop multi-tasking
8. Start your day early
9. Take breaks when you need to
10. Learn to say NO
11. Say NO to Procrastination
12. Better communication
13. Stress management
14. Minimize distractions
15. Get an accountability partner
This looks like a lot, but they are pretty easy to implement in your daily life, I promise. In the next series of blogs, I will take each skill and explain it thoroughly, we'll call it 'The Time Management Series".