Only a daily basis I manage to read, eat, learn, pray, build, design, inspect and breathe. I have been requested to share my principles of “Time management.”
First of all; I believe planning your day creates motivation, secondly, it gives you a great opportunity to have a great day and most importantly it is
a great way to prioritize your life.
That being said, I believe your day must at least cover
5 KEYS AREAS IN PLANNING A PRODUCTIVE DAY
1. Fixed appointments
2. High-value activities
3. Healthy Breaks
4. Building Networks & Relationships
5. Learning & New Eventualities
I also believe THE DNA OF YOUR SUCCESS IS HIDDEN IN YOUR ROUTINE.
DESIGNING YOUR PRODUCTIVE ROUTINE
Managing your time needs to become a ritual. Not simply a list or a vague sense of your priorities. That’s not consistent or deliberate. It needs to be an ongoing process you follow no matter what to keep us focused on our priorities throughout the day.
Here is what you can and must at least do on a daily basis; it will just take an average of 15mins in your 24 hours (1440 minutes).
STEP 1 (5 Minutes) Set Plan for Day. Before turning on your phone/ computer, sit down with a blank piece of paper and decide what will make this day highly successful.
STEP 2 (1 minute every hour) Refocus. Set your watch, phone, or computer to ring every hour. When it rings, take a deep breath, look at your list and ask yourself if you spent your last hour productively.
Here is an average breakdown of a day in my life.
STEP 3 (5 minutes) Review. Shut off your phone/ computer and review your day. What worked? Where did you focus? Where did you get distracted? What did you learn that would help you be more productive tomorrow? By Charles Lipenga.