Time and tide wait for no one. This is a fact known to us all. However, then why is it that some people still have all the time in the world, while others always have a ‘to-do’ list that does not end? Do some people have additional hours in their day?
Effective time management is the answer to all this. Time is a scarce resource and each one of us has only 24 hours in our day. You cannot change what is available. However, making the best use of it would make all the difference in both our personal and professional life. Skill and talent will prove useless, if we are not able to manage time well.
The habit of procrastinating that is putting off for tomorrow what can be done today, is yet another reason that many people are forever running from pillar to post to complete the tasks at hand. The way you manage the 24 hours in the day, actually determines whether you are successful or not.
Time management is especially important for women. We are forever juggling between our home, children, responsibilities and work. Work from home can prove to be total chaos, if managing time is not the top priority. With work from home, the home is the office, and the office is the home. Marking a clear demarcation between work and home becomes difficult in most cases, work would end up stretching into all your free time, if you do not manage your time effectively.
A few simple changes and you would have made a difference, which allows you to enjoy both your work and family. It will also result in increase in productivity, and a guilt-free work atmosphere. Whether you are a work from home writer, run your own business or provide professional services, time management is one that we all need.
Tips To Manage Time For Both Home And Work Effectively
Set Your Goals Appropriately:
The goals and aspirations that each one of us have are different, unique so to say, and so are the demands on our time. It is important that we understand ourselves, our ambitions, responsibilities and circumstances.
For a work from home woman there are also a set of circumstances that determine certain boundaries. This is especially true in the case of a work from home mom who has to attend to her responsibilities as a home maker, wife, mother and the other multiple roles she plays as a woman.
You need to also work around all this and set your aim keeping in mind all the factors. Take a step at a time and you will see that even the tallest of mountains can be scaled easily.
Everything has a place, and keeping the things in their right place will help you save a lot of time.
Make preparations beforehand. For instance, planning your menu for the next day and chopping vegetables and making other such preparations will save you a lot of time in the morning. Once household chores are sorted out fast you will be able to sit to work early and also without any distractions.
If you work on the computer make sure to have your desktop and files organized after the day’s work and you will see that you have everything at hand when you need it.