Two weeks have already come and gone in the New Year! I remember my grandmother used to say back in the 1980’s that time flies by faster each year. Before you know it, January will have come and gone and February.
Experts share that setting a schedule for your work on a calendar is the most effective way to organize your day. I created such a planner several years ago.
I divided the week into days and hours. On the far left side of the landscape page is a wide column marked Weekly Schedule. Under this column I placed Roles and Goals and an area of white space to jot down notes. I also set an area with some empty blocks for Weekly Priorities. The next column towards the right has empty blocks for Today’s Priorities.
I start my week on Sunday and run through Friday. I left the Sabbath column empty as I am a Seventh-day Adventist Christian and I do no work on the Holy Sabbath Day. I begin the time blocks at 08:00 and end at 20:00 or 8pm for people that are unfamiliar with the 24 hour time format.
Having a weekly planner like the one I created helps me list what appointments or commitments I may have that week. I can then schedule activities that I do in my business. One other effective tip I learned is to set a timer for 30 minutes and dive into a work project and do not get distracted while working on that task. You can keep repeating the timer and this process will help you manage your time better.
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Please comment if you have any tips you can share to help others with time management.