Feeling like you have enough time to accomplish everything you need and want to do is rare these days. We live in a world full of convenience and time savers, yet we struggle to fit everything in now more than ever. No matter how hard we wish for more time in the day, 24 hours is all we get! The keys to managing those 24 hours are prioritizing and scheduling. When you truly focus on what you need or want to get done, and then create a plan for doing so, you will find that in using your time more wisely you achieve more.
There is a sense of order and peace that occurs when you preplan your time. When creating your schedule, it is important to be detailed and to sync everything into one central location. No sticky notes and no loose leaf papers. Create a to-do list and then schedule every element. Figure out how long a task will take and put it on your calendar! Planning in such a way gives you the ability to see what’s up ahead and make adjustments as you go. It is crucial to set aside a few minutes each night to evaluate how your schedule worked. Was your day scheduled effectively? Were you able to get things done in the allotted time? Did you have spare time that could have been used elsewhere?
If you find yourself wishing there were more hours in the day, try determining what in your life is most important and planning your daily life around those items.