This refers to the ways in which you manage yourself, your time and your workload. The pace of life within society is continually increasing, and individuals can often feel that there are not enough hours in the day to complete everything that needs to be done. It is important to have an understanding of what is important to you, and then looking at what time you have available in order to meet those needs. It can be helpful to regularly review how you spend your time - for instance how often you currently spend with your family or loved ones - and whether this meets with the amount you would want to spend. If there is a difference in the amounts, it would be worth exploring what changes you could make in order to bring things into a better balance.
- Schedule your day in segments to divert attention in the right places and make your time more efficient.
- Use activity logs to find more time in the day by identifying defficient patterns and eliminating low value activities. Use headings of time/date, activity, duration and value. Also use it to identify tasks at work which can be delegated.
- Focus on one thing at a time - multitasking has been found to lower the quality of our work and actually uses up more time as it reduces the ability to focus.