Certain unnecessary factors affect time management: habit, lack of task definition, overprotectiveness of work, guilt of not meeting objectives , avoidance of tasks, defining task with higher expectation than their worth, tasks that require support and time, conflicts.
We tend to believe being busy is a virtue? We want to do more, not less, we want to add, not subtract activities from our lives.
In order to change our time management habits we need to take positive actions. Along with hypnosis we can consciously change some behaviors. This begins with an awareness of how we feel and act.
Procrastination is a significant issue that prevents us from using time more efficiently and effectively.
Procrastination is the intentional and habitual postponement of some important task that should be done. It Is called “The art of keeping up with yesterday”.
Why do we procrastinate: fear failure or rejection; dislike of structure or authority; conflicting goals or desires; indecision, perfectionism; dislike of change. We procrastinate on things that are unpleasant, complex or overwhelming.
Procrastination makes us feel guilty, tense, anxious, insecure, defensive, testy, hostile, depressed, and frustrated.
So, here are the Procrastination Rules: 1. Get started 2. Keep going
Don’t talk about doing it later. Do it now.
Another time management problem is that we don’t clarify our goals.
“If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do.”
A Goal is defined as a desired end, master skill of success, fuel in the furnace of achievement, extension of values, object of our effort, end of a race, where you want to be in the future. We need to take “time” to think about our mission, vision, values, and goals.
Set SMART goals – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timed. Make sure your activities are consistent with your goals. Set time management goals. Develop a plan and implement it.
Here are a few suggestions to accomplish these goals:
Abandon anything that has outlived its value. There is a Chinese proverb “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists of eliminating the non-essentials.”
Remember, A pain in the paradigm : “ If you always do what you always did, You’ll always get what you always got”. Analyze your use of time and find out where you are wasting time.
Delegate. Delegation is sharing responsibility and authority with others, and holding them accountable for performance.
Get Organized Don’t just create “To do” lists. Try “Can do” and “ Must do” lists. Aanalyze how these lists differ. Prioritize these tasks ruthlessly.
Establish routines and stick to them as much as possible. Flexibility is the key to successful time management. Allow time for unexpected things you can’t control, but decide just how important these things are.
There are many misconceptions about time:
More discipline means less freedom
The more you sweat, the more you get
Success comes through burning the midnight oil
Activity means productivity
Efficiency means effectiveness
The easy way is the best way
We work best under pressure
There is only one best way
The best way to get a job done is to do it yourself
Work is not meant to be fun
Get rid of the myths and remember the benefits of Time Management:
Makes an individual punctual and disciplined.
One becomes more organized.
Boosts an individual’s morale and makes him confident
Enables one to realize goals and objectives within the shortest possible time span
Helps in better planning and better forecasting
Makes one less prone to stress and anxiety
Enables an individual to prioritize tasks and activities at work
Helps an individual adopt a planned approach to life
Remember your time belongs to you. You can control it and accomplish your goals. You can use Hypnosis to aide you in your self- management in relation to your time and then to success in life.