Setting priorities are a must. Have you every heard someone say “There is not enough time in the day for everything that I want to accomplish?” That might be true, but setting priorities will help to get you to where you want to be in accomplishing the things you want to do. Sometimes you may need to separate things you need to do and things you want to do. Decide which will take priority in your life.
To Do List:
When you wake in the morning, it is good to devise a ” to do” list of things that you would like to accomplish. There is something about putting things down on paper. In this way, you can help manage your time, rather than your time managing you. Possibly you are not able to do everything on your list. That is okay, because you can finish it tomorrow. Possibly you may need to revise your list and evaluate whether you are attempting to do too much in a days time. You will possibly be astonished at what a “to do” list can do for you. Make this list make it flexible so that you can allow for emergencies and time to rest so that you can renew yourself.
Have you ever considered there is a reason for appointments? There are daily, weekly, and monthly appointments that you need to manage. There is a reason to set timelines. There is a reason to set dates. Do you ever consider that someone else’s time is just as important as your time? Nearly everyone has an agenda, task or schedule that they want, things that they desire. Have you thought about that possibly nearly everyone feels that what they want is just as or even more important than what you want? So are you considerate enough to call and let someone know that you will not be able to make the scheduled appointment? Do you call if you have an emergency and are not able to make the appointment? There was a day and time when telephones did not exist, but now there are cell phones and computers.
I do not know how many times I have emphasized that a person that is habitually late has no respect of time or the event that they are late for. It amazes me that there are people that are habitually late for nearly everything. Now, we all have been late occasionally. Also emergencies can occur, but being habitually late is something totally different. There are steps to avoid being habitually late if that person really wants to be on time. For instance, getting up an hour earlier to allow extra time. If you are suppose to be a an appointment at 11 a.m. are you leaving early enough to get to that appointment? If the appointment is on the other side of town, have you considered the time it will lake to get there? If your appointment is at 11 a.m. and you live 40-50 miles away, leaving at 10:55a.m. will not get you there on time.
Sometimes we loose track of time. Even when I am on the computer writing, it is easy to loose track of time if I am not aware and set timelines for myself. When you set a goal there should be a timeline as to when that will be completed.