You’ve got to find the time later to actually use them.
Much of our time is consumed by our habits – and those are not easy things to relearn and redirect.
Even with boring habits like mine.
Maybe relearning and redirecting aren’t for me, anyway.
Usually I struggle enough with just recalling and rehashing.
But no one can escape the role time management plays in the deployment of new skills and processes.
Getting a fresh grip on your time must always precede the successful incorporation of new ways.
Unless, of course, your goal is to simply pile more onto your plate and add to your stress level in the first place.
I came across this article from Business Insider.
It lays out 21 brief, but effective tips for improving how we can manage our time.
Sadly, the headline drives home the point that I probably arrived about 35 years too late to this party!
But it would’ve hurt a lot less if it weren’t true.
There’s a nugget inside of this article that you might want to explore – especially if you’re ever called upon to make presentations.
You’ll see that the author of the article created a SlideShare on the same topic of time management back in 2013, and it was voted the most-liked SlideShare of the Year.
What combination of story flow, message points, and visuals would cause a SlideShare to be voted one of the most-liked?
Clicking through this SlideShare turned out to be an unexpected pleasure.
The reasons why it proved to be so popular are that obvious.
You might pick up a new idea or two here.
I know I did.
Now we just have to find the time to try them out.