Taking Control of Your Time

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Despite all of the advances in technology, managing time and getting things done seems to be tougher than ever. Trouble is that time, unlike memory on your computer, cannot be added to, so it is how you invest it that matters.

So what can you do to take control of your time?

  1. Know your priorities – what is it that your success or otherwise is measured against at the end of the day?
  2. Set time limits for everything you need to do in a day – you will be amazed at the difference it makes.
  3. Do a periodic time audit so that you know where your time investments are going.
  4. Start thinking of time like money and choose carefully where you invest it.
  5. Don’t overload your plan with too much otherwise you will get de-motivated.
  6. Try, wherever possible, to batch similar types of activity so that you make better use of your time.

Remember that time management is really all about planning and decisions. So what’s your best time management tip?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to become highly effective leaders and managers. For more information click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Sandy Stelter says 15 February 2010

I really like your comment about thinking about time as money and choosing where to invest it — carefully.

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