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Time Management Is About More Than Life Hacks

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Trying to apply time management tools without having prerequisite time management skills is unlikely to work effectively. The prerequisites are:

  • Awareness about time being a limited resource.
  • Arrangement and designing of goals, plans, schedules, and tasks for maximum time-effic...

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Steps To Improve Time Management

The way to improve your Time Management skills requires us to figure out where to focus. This can be done by:

  • Getting an objective self-assessment done by your peers or boss, or establishing a baseline behavior to measure your performance against.
  • Understanding...

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The key factor to consider when developing awareness skills is that effectiveness (doing things well) is as important as efficiency (doing things fast).

  • Find which time of the day is your 'peak performance time.
  • Treat time as money, a limited resource

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Developing your arrangement skills isn't about managing your work, but about managing your life, taking control of it and structuring/arranging the work accordingly.

  • Prioritize your activities and obligations instead of simply making a list.
  • Learn to distinguis...

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Adaptation skills are tested/developed in high-pressure or challenging situations while maintaining one's calm.

  • Tie your time management behavior to your already established habits.
  • Short bursts of effort work best for overwhelming tasks and they also help avoi...

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