Helpful tips for time management successful career

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time” – Theodore Roosevelt.

This phrase simply tells the tale of life, which is being pragmatic in improvising time. You should always strive to make every minute count and call to action must be prompt.

But this is not the case with everyone. You have a deadline looming. However instead of doing your work you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking social media, watching television and wasting away time being unproductive. You know you should be working but you just don’t feel like doing anything, this phenomenon is called ‘procrastination’.

By doing this you may:

  •  You will lose precious time
  •  You will lose opportunities
  •  You won’t be able to meet goals
  •  You could ruin your career
  •  You will lower your self-esteem
  •  You will make poor decisions
  •  You will damage your reputation
  •  You will risk your health

Remember procrastination is just a mindset that can be changed, but your commitment towards change is very important. You should be physically, emotionally and mentally determined to change this habit. Be open to learning and adapting and embrace higher dimensions of consciousness into your awareness.

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Some pointers to remember for a better time management:

  1. Break your work into little steps- Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, and then focus on one part at the time.
  2. Change your environment- Different environments have a different impact on our productivity. Craft an environment that makes you feel inspired.
  3. Create a detailed timeline with specific deadlines- Having just one deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. Break your project, and then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. That’s how you achieve your task right on time.
  4. Hang out with people who inspire you to take action-The people we are with, inspire our behaviour. Identify people/friends/colleagues that trigger you- most likely the go-getters and hard-working ones. Embrace their drive and spirit.
  5. Clarify your goals-If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Ask yourself certain questions like what exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does current work align with that?  If not what can you do about it?
  6. Stop over-complicating things- Are you waiting for that perfect time? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting, you are never going to accomplish anything.
  7. Get a grip and just do it-At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all strategising, planning and hypothesising, but if you don’t take action nothing is going to happen. Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.