Contrary to some opinions, time management is not about fitting tasks into every space in your day in an effort to accomplish more -- it's more about finding time for things that are important to you. Life Coach Hellen Buttigieg joined The Boys in studio to show them how to organize their lives.
There are a lot of ways to approach time management that appeal to all kinds of people. Some people, like Steven, relate better to a detailed, highly regimented system, while others, like Chris, prefer to be in the moment. One thing is certain -- everyone can benefit from a little planning. Here are Hellen's main tips:
1. Choose a calendar system that fits your lifestyle and learning style.
2. Enter the most important things first. Include appointments for self-care, simple pleasures and personal growth before your calendar fills up.
3. Cluster similar activities together. Break up your day into segments and use sticky notes on your calendar for flexibility.
4. Set boundaries on your time: learn to say no. Let go of guilt and stand up for yourself.
5. Focus on what you do best and delegate (or outsource) the rest. You don't have to do it all.
Hellen's Sticky Board System:
Divide a corkboard or dry-erase board into the days-of-the-week and use colour-coded sticky notes for each task. This way, you can move them around or even remove them whenever you want to.
The great thing about this board is its flexibility. You don't have to do the same thing at the same time on the same day each week. Keep looking for new ways to make it easier for yourself -- you deserve it!
For more hints from Hellen, visit her website at www.weorganizeu.com.