Why Time Management Articles is Bad

By: Dean Caporella
There are a number of factors contributing to poor time management but the reality is, procrastination is just about the "grand daddy" of them all. But procrastination alone isn't responsible in fact, there are are few things which people do that have a lot to do with the big "P" setting in. We'll examine ways of eliminating procrastination during this time management article.

No More Time Management Articles!Time management articles are a great source of information, tips and tricks to beat procrastination but at some stage, you need to start taking stock and putting into practice some of the advice handed out. Why? Because continually reading articles extolling the virtues of better management of your time is one thing; actually doing it is another.

I am hoping this is the last time management article you read for awhile. Make a conscious decision to turn your productivity levels around. You want to succeed but something is holding you back, right? I'm here to tell you it's possibly got more to do with the way your structuring your day. Ever sat down to work on a big and important project and just before you start, you decide to go and get a coffee. Then as you're walking back to your desk the phone rings. An hour later, it's time to get back to work but before you start, you check your emails.

There's one from an expert on making money and you start reading. It's one of those long sales letters so it's another hour later and... Time Management TipPareto's 80/20 rule also applies to time management. Many people are spending 80 per cent of their time on 20 per cent of their problems. This is why it's important to prioritize when it comes to being time effective. Learn to say no if the problem is not life threatening!More TechniquesTry utilizing the following action plan for better productivity:

1. Organize a time management mentor. Peer pressure is powerful. By having someone you respect and even fear is a great way to keep tabs on how you are managing your time.

2. Identify procrastination. There are many things we hate to do but must and if these are tied into your livelihood, then it's costing you plenty in regards to your bottom line. This ties in with our first tip so organize a peer mentor right away!

3. Keep a journal of your activities. This will help you identify the important from the unimportant tasks in your current schedule. You'll be able to see at first glance where you are spending unproductive time. You'll also see at just what times of the day you are most productive!

4. Organize your schedule the day before. This is about prioritizing your day. We're not saying the least important tasks shouldn't be completed; you need to list the more urgent and important tasks first.

Also, if you are working towards a major goal, then list the actions first which will carry you to your ultimate goal. Effective SchedulingStress is a problem affecting many areas of our lives. It's also related to bad time management practice. How? Stress is caused when a person over commits in their day. They set themselves some unrealistic short term goals and the build up of anxiety as a day progresses gets to a point when they realise they are not going to accomplish what they set out to achieve and begin to lose heart.

The next day, the same thing happens again and the day after that and so on. Soon they realise this whole time management thing doesn't work and procrastination is back with a vengeance! Don't let this happen to you. Decide what time is available and schedule a realistic to do list. RememberFeature Articles, don't over commit.

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