Good Morning Everyone. Last Tuesday I shared a post with my top time management tips and the response by My Diary Entry readers has been both amazing and encouraging. I am not going to lie, sometimes I get so discouraged by everything that I have to do in one day because I just don’t feel like there are enough hours in one day to get everything done. However, I am trying to do my best. I can’t be too discouraged because a lot of my workload is self inflicted, sometimes I take on too many tasks. I am trying to finish my first book while still trying to produce great content for my freelance employers and still be a somewhat productive employee at my 9 to 5 job.
The response on Twitter and Facebook by My Diary Entry readers has been wonderful. It’s comforting to know that other young professionals who have aspirations to get more out of life are experiencing the same struggles. It’s comforting to know that I am not crazy and that being extremely busy is just a part of working towards my personal goals.
One of the readers who reached out to me is Jones Loflin. Jones Loflin is a speaker, trainer and author who helps others get the right things done at work and in life. You can follow him on Twitter @jonesloflin.
Here are 15 Proven Time Management Strategies from Jones Loflin
1. Identify The Pain (i.e. the source of the problem).
2. Change Your Daily Routine.
3. Live In A State of Perpetual Prioritization.
4. Develop Periods of Focused Intensity.
5. Single Task When Possible.
6. Get The Tasks and Stress Off Your Mind.
7. Make Quick Decisions About How to Best Use A Short Period Of Time.
8. Use The Four D’s to Handle Any Incoming Possibility (delete, delegate, delay, and do).
9. Map It Out in Your Mind.
10. Be Clear About What Constitutes “Done”.
11. Minimize Procrastination.
12. Survive the E-Mail Tsunami (i.e. Manage Your Emails).
13. Stop With the “Victim Mentality”.
14. Insulate Your Schedule (i.e. Give Yourself Some Extra Time).
15. Plan For All 3 Areas of Your Life (Work, Relationships, Yourself).
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