There are 24 hours in a day, but it appears as though some people manage to accomplish more than others. Why is this? Some people associate high achievement with luck, but the reality is far from it. The secret to being a high achiever is concentrating on the most important things and allocating less time to the less important things. This is easy to say because it will mean that we don’t have to do some things which we consider important. This is where time management comes in as a tool for achieving more within whatever time you have available.
Create a to-do-list
Have you ever woken up in the morning but you have no idea of what you are supposed to do yet you have so many deadlines. If you do not make a note of everything you need to do in a certain day, you will not be able to effectively allocate time to each activity. Try waking up every morning and writing all the activities you are meant to do. Write them in whatever order at first and later you can order them according to priority.
Some people think that delegating has a direct correlation with laziness. This is especially true if you work in a management position where people expect you to work proportionately to how much you earn. You might manage to do everything in your job description for a while until you burn out and work becomes boring. Are there tasks in your to-do-list that you can explain to someone else within a short time for them to do? These are the tasks to delegate but bear in mind that you still have to keep checking on the progress and assess the final outcome.
Make time for family
Family is the only institution from which you will find true feedback and positive energy all the time. When you wake up early in the morning to go to work or school and return late in the evening when everyone is asleep you miss out on the chance to recharge your mind with positivity for the next day. Depending on the requirements of your schedule, create time early in the day or evening to just sit and laugh with family members. You do not have to talk about anything in particular, even sitting and watching a television program together makes great impact.
Every day is a new opportunity to aim at greatness and it requires deliberate action to make it happen. Do not be in a hurry to get through life but rather take your time to enjoy every moment that life presents by being present.