Tips On Personal Time Management

Personal time management & tips on creating the life you want. Take Look at how you spend your energy and create the outcomes you desire.

Initially we think of goals in the fundamental sense of a desired achievement. A 5-year old may have the goal of becoming a fireman, a princess, or a doctor. That 5-year old will probably not have a sense of how to accomplish these goals. The key to goals is setting timelines, breaking long-term goals into shorter objectives, and programming these objectives into motivational affirmations. This process can be started by looking at an individual's life goals.

This important process can begin with a simple question. What are 25 things you wish to accomplish in your lifetime? Make a list of these 25 things. Look at the list and decide which of these can be made into reality through goal setting. If obtaining a Master's degree is one of those, then it is important to make your education a goal.. If you want to learn how to become a wood carver, it is necessary to find a class for beginners. Writing the list is the first step and analyzing what is most important in the list is next. This will help you determine which goal to approach first, and what kind of timelines will work with your present situation.

The timelines you set are there to guide you. These are to ensure you are making progress in your life. The timelines should include those tasks that you can accomplish this week, this month, and this year. At the end of the week review your objective. If you have done nothing toward your goal, it will create some personal pressure to get moving and working toward the bigger goal. Keep yourself accountable with these smaller goals.

You can support your goals by creating personal affirmations to program yourself for success. Once you have broken your goals down into small objectives. It is important to make those objectives part of your daily thoughts. This can be done by writing those objectives down or repeating them to yourself on a daily basis. An affirmation should be stated as a positive, and be stated in the present. Affirmations may sound like the following:

"I am confident about completing my resume today."

"I am making successful phone calls for the fund-raiser."

"I write with accuracy and creativity today."

"I clean my whole house thoroughly and joyfully today."

These affirmations will become part of your thought patterns if you incorporate them into your routine. Many people will write them on post-it notes and put them on the mirror in the bathroom. Placing them on the table or at the coffeepot are other ideas. It is advisable to record your affirmations in your own voice and play them back to cement them in your subconscious mind for maximum effect.

Delineating your goals, and objectives will help you to use life energy for the projects that are significant. The average American spends between 15 and 30 hours watching television a week. The average millionaire spends about 2 hours watching television a week. The difference is the successful person spends their time investing in important pursuits, not watching reruns. How do you spend your time and energy. It is important to analyze this by spending a week documenting where the bulk of your time is spent. You may find that you are wasting hours on tasks that do not take you toward a meaningful existence. If you spend too much time lounging, you will find yourself overwhelmed and ultimately depressed. Each person has an innate sense of what needs to be accomplished in a day. If that does not happen, the pressure starts to build. In order to avoid depression and dysfunction it is important to spend your life energies in productive pursuits.

Utilizing a planner is important in aligning your energies toward your goals. Each day list the activities you plan to accomplish. Consider including one task each day that is connected to one of your long-term life goals. In this way you will ensure that each day is spent building toward the outcomes that will give your life true meaning.

Planning your day, and avoiding the pitfalls of becoming over-tired, and over-stress are some approaches to making the best use of your energy. Make time for exercise, relaxation, social events, and personal development. If you create a balance in your life, each aspect of your life will support the others.

When considering the outcomes of a life time, it is important to visualize yourself at the end of your life. What do you see surrounding you? Who are the important people in your life? What are your greatest accomplishments? How do other people look at your efforts, relationships, and credentials? The answers to these questions will make up your life outcomes. It is up to you to create the answers you most desire through planning and effective use of the life you've been given.

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