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Time management tips to reduce stress


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Use time management tips to set goals, establish priorities and take charge of your life. These tips will enable you to identify where your time goes now, decide what tasks bring you closer to your personal and professional goals and help you to accomplish even more with less stress in your life.

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Time management tips to reduce stress

  1. 1. Time Management Tips<br />How to Get More Done With Less Stress!<br />
  2. 2. Time Management Tips <br />Reduce Stress<br />Accomplish More<br />Maintain self control<br />Remain Calm and Relaxed<br />
  3. 3. I’ll never get it all done!<br />Too many things to do<br />Not enough time in the day<br />Added stress of holidays, family, bills, life!<br />
  4. 4. Identify where your time goes<br />Keep a journal for one week<br />Identify times of day that are most hectic<br />Identify time wasters<br />Email<br />TV<br />Talking on the phone<br />What’s yours?<br />
  5. 5. Set Goals for Yourself<br />What do you want to accomplish?<br />Today<br />This month<br />In your lifetime!<br />Who do you want to be?<br />What do you want to learn?<br />Who do you want to help?<br />
  6. 6. Prioritize<br />What has to be done NOW!<br />What tasks can wait until later?<br />What can you do now to make life easier later<br />Avoid distractions that change your focus from the task at hand<br />Learn to delegate<br />Learn to say no!<br />Ask yourself – does this action bring me closer to my goals?<br />
  7. 7. Make a To-Do List<br />Helps you to prioritize<br />Makes the day go smoothly if you know what you will be doing at any certain time<br />Helps avoid over committing or double booking your time<br />Helps you maintain your focus<br />Helps you reach your goals<br />Fun and rewarding to cross items off the list!<br />
  8. 8. Use a calendar<br />Put your to-do list in a calendar <br />Having one place to manage everything makes your life more organized<br />Always refer to your calendar when making commitments to avoid scheduling conflicts<br />Can be paper or electronic<br />Make sure you check your calendar at set times so you don’t forget what you wrote down until using a calendar is a habit!<br />
  9. 9. Avoid distractions<br />Monitor the items you identified as time wasters closely.<br />Allot a limited amount of time to these tasks and stick to your limit<br />Allow time in your schedule for emergencies or unexpected events<br />Practice saying no to things that do not help you achieve your goals<br />
  10. 10. Break tasks down into steps<br />Overwhelming tasks make us procrastinate, increasing stress <br />If a task is overwhelming or time-consuming break it down into smaller chunks. This makes it more manageable and less stressful.<br />Do one step at a time then give yourself a break<br />If you can do something now to make a task less time-consuming later – do it!<br />Congratulate yourself for accomplishing each step<br />
  11. 11. Congratulations!<br />By implementing these time management tips you are on your way to <br />Getting more done<br />Reducing stress<br />Improving your health<br />Accomplishing your goals<br />Being more happy!<br />