Personal Time Management

Personal Time Management. Good management of your personal time is essential for success. Here are some expert tips on how to manage your idle time well. We spend so much time travelling each day that if you simply learn to make optimal use of your travel time each day, you will already have accomplished much more.

Manage Idle Time well

Travel time (or idle time) can be a great time waster. When in transit, or simply waiting in line for the train, always have a plan in mind as to what you should be doing.

Manage Personal Time Tip: Review your personal and career goals

Use travel time also as a time to review your personal and work life. Take a break, and review the goals you have set over the past month. How much closer are you to achieving them? Are you satisfied with your progress so far? If not, what can you do to improve?

Manage Personal Time Tip: Batch your trips

Make a note of the trips that you need to make as you think of them. When you are about to make that trip, scan through your list again and see if there is anything else that you could also get done in the vicinity.

This tip becomes even more important if you are flying long distance. Crossing the Atlantic or the Pacific over and over can soon become a huge waste of time if you do not plan your trips carefully!

Manage Personal Time Tip: University on Wheels: audio CDs, motivational books

This can also be called university on wheels! There are many top quality audio products out there that teach you almost every aspect of personal effectiveness. There are subliminal tapes that program your subconscious mind for success, and there are audio CDs filled with inspirational words.

Travel time – or time on the road – is the best time to listen to these powerful audio products. Listen to them before and after work, become an intensely personal development oriented person.

Personal Time Management

Manage Personal Time Tip: Communicate – send emails, make calls

Transit time is an excellent time to catch up with that old friend you have not been in touch with for a long time, or to make appointments.

Manage Personal Time Tip: Read

Travel time is also a great time to catch up: clear that pile of industry reports and trade magazines that you have accumulated over the month.

Manage Personal Time Tip: Unwind – relax

The other excellent use of your travel time is simply to relax. To make this highly effective, look for one of those New Age CDs that play highly soothing music. (Personally, I quite like the songs by Wah! Check out their album ‘Jai Jai Jai’)

Refresh yourself so you will be much more prepared for the next meeting or the days ahead.

Personal Time Management is a crucial part of personal effectiveness. When you can manage your personal time well, you will also master your life!

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