A successful business woman is a woman who knows how to handle and delegate her time accordingly. When dealing with any sort of business or sales environment, the consequences of bad time management can be catastrophic for both business and finances. When you manage to balance your time in such a high-pressure environment, you will learn to prevent additional stress and financial loses. Although no easy task for businesses, it is one of the key attributes to a successful long-term relationship between any business woman and their company.
Regardless if you work from home or from an office, starting your day off earlier can lead to more productivity and leadership potential. When you train yourself to wake up earlier, you allow yourself to get more work done as there are less distractions to derail your train of thought. The morning can be a great time to knock out any additional tasks or chores that will set you back later. Use it to catch up on emails or set up a calendar for the next week. More time awake translates to a high activity level. Try starting in baby steps. Something as simply waking an hour earlier can be highly effective in getting some tedious work completed. Set up a routine and stick with it! A morning ritual can be a great way to help yourself mentally prepare for the day. Even if it is reading for ten minutes or writing what needs to be done that day, starting early with the proper mindset is the first step to proper time management.
Organization can make or break any business. Just like in the office, if you are not labelling and placing things in their correct spot, this can lead to hassles in the future. Organization and having a game plan is crucial to time management. Discipline and planning go hand and hand with controlling time. Never just settle for what is thrown at you. Go into any week knowing what needs to be done, and how will be done. If you are not organized, you will spend less time working and more time struggling. Set up an agenda or calendar that marks off specific space and time for work, errands, and family time. As we all know, keeping track of deadlines can be extremely frustrating. Recording and regularly reminding yourself through organization can save you hours of disastrous scrambling when executed properly. Focus on knocking out tasks in a dictated manner. Batch your work into similar groups and set time limits to ensure that you focus on the task in front of you.
Set boundaries and limits:
Time management is all about being present and aware. You need to set boundaries and limits. If you find yourself becoming too easily distracted at work due to continuous phone use, make sure to limit yourself accordingly. Set your phone aside when you do not need it. Along with organization, self-control is one of the key characteristics to managing your time. When you think about it, management, regardless of the aspect, is up to the user to control. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Setting limits on distractions can make work more productive and enjoyable. At the same time however, it is also just as important to recognize when boundaries are being taken too far. Always remember that it is important to set apart time throughout the week for your family and personal use. Remember that you are working to live, not living to work. It is quite okay to ease up and prioritize some time away at the desk for family and friends. Proper time management will allow this to flow in unison. When you learn to manage your time accordingly, you will find newfound balance and zen in your life.
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It’s okay to pause… slow down