More on Time Management

Here are 5 more time management tips:

1.  If something you have to do is important, write it down!  Keep one To Do list and keep it handy at all times so you can jot things down (or add them electronically if you have it on your phone, iPad or other PDA).  You can later schedule time in your calendar to work on projects or tasks, but try to eliminate the habit of jotting things down on scraps of paper or post-it notes. 

2.  Keep your desktop work area clean except for what you are working on.  Don’t let piles of paper, mail, bills and magazines clutter the desktop and crowd your working area.  The time you will spend shuffling through papers looking for items on a cluttered desk is a huge time waster.

3.  At the beginning of each day, take a few minutes to determine your top 5 priorities for the day and make sure you schedule time to get them done. 

4.  Don’t be a perfectionist.  Spend only the time that is necessary on each task rather than trying to be perfect.

5.  Attend fewer meetings.  Always question the necessity of your presence at meetings and be ruthless in cutting out unnecessary meetings.

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