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How to manage your
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schedule as well as to prioritize their tasks in order to
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Time Management is Career Management


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Time Management is Career Management

  1. 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 1 Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives 1-866-486-4112 781 Spadina Road, Suite B Toronto, Ontario M5P 2X5
  2. 2. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 2 How to manage your time Our ability to balance work and family is tested these days because aside from our daily tasks that keep us busy, we are easily distracted with modern technological devices such as our smart phones, tablets and laptops that direct our focus towards an entirely different world. A world where we can play games without a visible playmate, a world where we can read news and entertain gossips on who’s trending today, and a world which basically lets us do anything we want to do. Given the many options and applications we can download on our gadgets, it becomes clear that we are responsible for the time we are given in this world. If you are the type of person who is always on the go, has a family to take care of and has a lot to accomplish, distractions should never get in your way, but sometimes they still do. You don’t have to worry now because we’ll show you a great way to manage your time. 1. Wake up early –you need to wake up early enough to have time to eat what your wife made for breakfast. This will not only leave you full but a great way to spend a short but quality time with her. 2. Go to work early – arriving in your office at least 30 minutes early will give you time to organize your tasks and even clean your desk. Create a priority list of the things that should be done first and focus on them one step at a time. You need to be able to complete one task before starting another one. 3. Let calls go to your voicemail – calls interrupt your work so leave them to go straight to your voicemail. After completing a task, check if there is some urgency on any of the calls and try to make a callback. Avoid checking your phone every time. 4. Take a break if you must – stress is inevitable especially if your workload is too much, so a quick 15 minute break to breathe or drink coffee is good for you. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Open your office window if you must to breathe fresh air. 5. Be consistent – go back and finish your tasks for the day. Once you are done and if you have time, create a list for tomorrow’s tasks from the most important to the least important. Save documents in your computer hard drive to be sure. 6. Overtime – render overtime for at least an hour to be sure you have finished everything. 7. Be home for dinner – be in time for dinner or at least an hour before that because you have a responsibility to your family. Talk to your children and spend time with them before going to bed. Have at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep. Managing time is a great career move that everyone should practice because it doesn’t just maintain a harmonious relationship with your family but it also speaks volume of how professional and dependable you are as an employee. These steps will help you achieve that and will make your life easier and less stressful. Time Management Tips You Wish You Knew Before If only time management was taught in school, we would already have known how to handle our time wisely and manage our busy schedule. However, that is not the case, because most people in the world today don’t even know how to create their daily
  3. 3. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 3 schedule as well as to prioritize their tasks in order to finish them on time. There is nothing wrong with this just as long as you can meet your deadlines. The only thing you need to worry about is the pile of unfinished work that has accumulated as the days go by leaving you a few hours left to accomplish them. This is when stress starts to build up inside you. You can get by a little stress from time to time, but it is much better if your stress doesn’t exceed its limit. Let us put an end to this dilemma and start living a responsible life; a life that will let you accomplish your tasks at work on time and still have time left to spend it with the people who matter most to you, your family. Here are some time management tips that you can apply in your life today: 1. Wake up early – a successful person wakes up early every day. He has time to eat breakfast with his wife and kids, arrive in the office at least 20 minutes early and has time to drink his coffee. 2. Plan your day – write down the highlights of the day, what needs to be done first and what can be done at the later part of the day. Learn to prioritize the more important things in your busy schedule. 3. Be religious – follow your schedule religiously so you won’t get caught up in unnecessary events inside the office. Take your breaks on time and schedule your phone calls. 4. Keep busy –let your calls go straight to your voicemail and answer them later. Use the early part of the day to answer emails while you are having your coffee. 5. Avoid unnecessary talks – some colleagues may start talking about someone in the office; avoid this because this is not part of your schedule. 6. Put your gadgets away –blackberries and iPhones need to go inside the drawer because notifications from your phone may interrupt your work from time to time. 7. Clean your desk –always clean your desk when you go home, create your schedule for tomorrow and finalize it in the morning. These 7 useful tips will help you manage your time effectively and will create a balance between your work and your personal life. This is an example of career management that you should practice in order to last in your job and in your career. Manage Your Time Effectively Part of being a good employee is practicing proper time management. By doing so, it will help you prioritize the most important things you need to do first and even when you are bombarded with so many tasks to perform such as staff meetings, conference calls, sending emails or a simple signature signing, you will still end up completing them. Although it might drive you crazy, you will still go home knowing you’ve done your best and has still time to spare for your family. There are different ways that can help you manage your time effectively and make the most out of your day: 1. Start your day right by waking up early, eating what your wife made for breakfast and have time to say goodbye to your kids before going to work. Coming to work at least 30 minutes before your schedule will make you have enough time for coffee, clean your desk, check your e-mails, check your schedule for the day including your lunch break or just plan your day out according to your job priorities. Start the day with the right focus. 2. Know things that are beyond your control – set clear expectations and do your tasks right so you don’t have to re-do them every time
  4. 4. Cosmic Coaching Centre Page 4 3. Avoid checking your blackberry every now and then, if you have already established a goal and priorities for the day, stick to them. Check your emails on the scheduled time and follow your rules accordingly. 4. Don’t be too available – finish your tasks first before you offer some help to your colleagues. Remember that each of you has a responsibility to fulfill in the office, and entertaining them every time will make you lose focus and will take your time off from important task. Try to meet your deadlines first and then help them. 5. Take your lunch on time – it helps to breathe, taking your lunch will give you time to check on your wife and kids, eat something, and relax. Maximize your lunch hours by giving enough time for small chats with colleagues to help them with their tasks. 6. Avoid gossips – do not stress yourself out and spend more time in the office after working hours to gossip about another employee. It is unprofessional and a total waste of your time. 7. Once you are done with your task for the day, check your emails and answer them, do callbacks after listening to your voicemail and check your agenda for tomorrow. If you have time, clean your desk so you don’t have to it again tomorrow morning. Managing your time effectively can help you make things easier and smooth in the office without compromising your family time. It will give you time to review your work and check if you have done it in good taste as well as meet deadlines and get you ready for another day. It is a great career move that everyone should practice at work. By doing this, your employer will see that you are dependable and you can work without supervision, giving you an edge over other colleagues.