Tips for Better Time Management Organization

  • Purchase an organizer/planner
  • Identify the task and what you might need
    • Appropriate work space
    • Correct tools
  • Make note of your "best" or peak time of day
  • Be disciplined about distractions
  • Put things away when you're done
  • Planning
  • Think through the steps of the task before you begin
  • Set specific goals
  • Make an overall plan or outline
  • Evaluate how you will spend your time and if this is the best way to complete the task
  • Create a realistic weekly schedule
  • Also make a daily schedule
  • Be realistic about time - people often underestimate how long things take
  • Allow time for unplanned/unscheduled activities
  • Don't plan to do more than you can do
  • Prioritizing
  • Big picture first - details later
  • Prioritize daily and weekly activities
  • Monitor your activities
  • Do only what's important
  • Stay focused
  • Take responsibility for each delay