START OWNING YOUR TIME
"Being busy isn't the same as being productive."
After this lesson, you should be able to:
1. Define time management.
2. Explain the basics of time management.
3. Identify the three principles for optimizing your time.
4. Explain how procrastination impacts time management.
5. Explain what you should do when procrastination is a challenge.
6. Define the consequences of poor time management.
7. List the benefits of effective time management.
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WHAT IS TIME MANAGEMENT?
Time management is the strategy of planning your available time and managing the amount of time spent on specific tasks to work most efficiently.
Before we get into the Best Practices, which are covered in the next lesson, let’s go through some basic tips to jumpstart your time management skills.
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Procrastination is the common habit of delaying or putting off doing something that should be done now. The negative barrier procrastination produces is high-priority tasks are postponed or never completed. The downstream effect can be disastrous for your organization!
There are typically three reasons we procrastinate:
- We find tasks unpleasant or uninteresting.
- We have a fear of failure because we think we don’t know enough or lack the confidence to believe we’ll be successful.
- We don’t know where to begin.
If you find yourself conflicted with these situations, use the following strategies to overcome them:
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Without strong time management, your work and well-being will suffer, and it can lead to:
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BENEFITS OF STRONG TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Now that we know what’s at stake when we allow time to get away from us, let’s move on to the benefits of controlling our time to be more productive, not just busy.
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CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING
See if you understand the concepts by completing the quiz. Click Start Owning Your Time Quiz to begin.
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