Business News: Time Management

October 26, 2015

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Is it true that waking up early makes you more successful? There are a ton of articles that say people who wake up early are more successful than those who don’t. I see the positives and negatives to this argument; however, everyone has the same amount of time in a day, and as long as you manage your time, it shouldn’t matter. Right?!

I wouldn’t consider myself a morning person or a night owl. Every Sunday I plan out my week and put together an ideal plan on when I need to go to the gym and my workout routine, meal prep, travel schedule, work to-dos, personal to-dos, events to attend and any other major item in my life. Looking at my list it helps me understand what days I need to be up early and what nights I need to stay awake.

I find myself very laser focused and motivated to be successful and I don’t believe being a night owl or a morning person has much effect on me either way. Everyone is different, and you need to decide what works best for you. A well thought out plan to execute your daily, weekly and monthly goals will keep you on track to your success.

Time Management Tips:

  1. To Do List
    • Create a detailed list of everything that needs to get done both personal and professional
  2. Goals
    • Create daily, weekly and monthly goals both personal and professional
  3. Stick to a schedule
    • Start with a monthly snapshot and then break it down weekly then daily:
      • Workouts; what days and routine
      • Meals (I actually have on my calendar “EAT” so I do not forget)
      • Goals; what are they and when should they be completed
      • Work and personal essentials
      • Personal time
    • Make room in each day to complete any items that were not executed from the previous day
  4. Visualization
    • Visualize each day the night before and make sure your thoughts are positive

Now that you have created your monthly, weekly and daily schedule make sure YOU keep yourself accountable. You created these goals; you can only blame yourself if you don’t stick to it. Remember, if something isn’t working right in your schedule, change it and make adjustments that fit better with your life.

How to use this information
Time management is a practice everyone should follow to be successful in business. For more networking tips and business news, contact Julie Davis today.

Author: Julie Davis


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