One thing’s for sure, if you don’t manage your time effectively, everyone else will dictate your agenda and probably increase your stress levels in doing so.
If you’re trying to arrange a meeting with someone, don’t send them an email giving loads of alternatives. Otherwise it limits what else you can organise. Offer one (or maximum two) specific times for the meeting; times that suit you. That way, you stay in control of your agenda and can organise your other activities.
This is easier when you have complete control, such as when you’re the business owner, but this can work really well for everyone with a little effort and adaptation.
Once you get your head around it, time blocking can help you focus and prioritise your work, set boundaries, and get more done. You just need to adapt it to your particular job role and business.
Check out my video for details of one of my top strategies for getting things done. It really supports good time management strategies because it helps you to get more done with less stress. I find it really useful for things like writing this blog and The Monday Munch, and my clients have used it for everything from their day-to-day jobs, to delivering major projects, to studying for exams.
You may also like to refer back to my blog on managing your boundaries at work.
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