Time management is the most critical task that we have to do on a daily basis. If this task is completed then we all are saved from unnecessary tantrums.
Imagine that you have to eat a frog within 24 hours. What will you do? Eat it early so that you can complete the task and move on to other tasks or stick on to it and prolong till the end of the day. Which do you prefer? The former denotes that you save time and the latter denotes the act of procrastination. So, come let us see how effectively we can manage time.
There are three methods proposed by Brian Tracy which we can follow and effectively manage our time.
Method 1: Setting the table
Before doing any task we must have the clarity in-order to complete them efficiently. Design a plan to achieve those tasks. Stick on to the task and create deadlines for each tasks. Monitor the tasks and do the tasks everyday so that it leads us forward to achieve our goal.
Method 2: Plan everyday in advance
Use the 6’P Formula: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. As the formula suggests, we must have a plan before performing any tasks. This saves time and prevents confusion at the last minute. There are four ways through which we can plan our tasks. Many of us have various plans in our mind but we fail to accomplish them because we don’t pen them down. In order to do so create four types of list in which we have to write down our goals and tasks that we have to achieve.
- Master List– This is the end list i.e this list contains life goals. Pen down all your long term objectives in this list
- Monthly list- In this list we have to pen down all the tasks on a monthly basis. Few of the tasks in this list should correlate with the task on the master list
- Weekly list- This list should contain all the activities on a weekly basis and must correlate with the monthly list
- Daily list-This is our routine list where we have to right down our activities or tasks on a daily basis.
By creating all these list we can save time and accomplish our goals within the stipulated time period.
Method 3: ABCDE Technique
This method is purely based on prioritizing the tasks we do. This helps in focusing on our tasks that are important. This gives us clarity on when we have to do what. Thus, this technique helps to us prioritize our task and focus on one particular task.
These are the methods we can follow and manage our time. We all have 24 hours a day and the productivity of each of us depends on how well we manage our time. Hope this article helps you in managing your time.