Posted on Nov 28, 2006 | Comments 0
Yes, if you are not organized, your time management plan will fall short in most instances, however if you have an organized plan, you are well on your way to success.
Organizing plays a huge role in managing time. When we are not organized, we are sending messages to other people. In addition, as you can see organizing is part of the plan.
Many suffer as a direct result of disregarding the time management. Studies have reported suffering that integrated frustration, remorse, anxiety, and low self-esteems. When we are not organized, we do not have one of the necessary tools to manage our time. So to begin, letâ€™s get organized!
Setting Priorities is the Start to Organizing
Setting priorities is the start to organizing and setting a time management plan. Organizing brings forth a more productive lifestyle.
First, you must start by not leaving your personal and work belongings floating around. If you desk and room are muddled, and you run around like a chicken with your head cut off trying to figure out where you put that important document, then you are unorganized and your time is not managed correctly.
Proper Place for Storing the Documents
If you have stuff lying around you do not need, it is wise to toss it in the garbage, since it only taking up space, and confusing you as to what is significant.
You can also start by placing your documents in storage areas appropriately suiting for the documents. Some of us desire to place our documents in alphabetical order, but other prefers to puts in storage the documents by file name.
Folders for Bills and Other Important Papers
Next, you want to place your bills and other significant papers in a folder with a file name. For instance, if you have bills place the phone bill in a folder named telephone.files.
Avoid unclear file names since it can only confuse you later. Follow the simple golden rule KISS. (Keep it Simple Stupid).
By keeping it simple, you will not feel stupid later. Create a separate file for your warranties, financial statements, insurance proofs, in addition to keeping your birth records, marriage license, passports, or other vital documents in a separate file.
Again, ensure to label the files appropriately so there are no confusions later. When you receive bills or other important papers in the mailbox, ensure to deal with each situation appropriately and in a timely manner.
Working with Emails
If you receive a lot of junk mail, toss it. Most junk mail has nothing to offer us, and often are gimmicks to lower us in a scheme. If you canâ€™t hang with the big dogs, stay on the porch with the puppies to avoid getting taking for a ride! This advice also includes emails.
If you are, on a job, that requires the use of computers and you have your own mailboxâ€¦Do not give your mail address to any one that isnâ€™t connected with your business. This will help manage your time, and keep you organized.
At least once a week if you toss out the junk, clean up the goods, and classify your important documents, you are well on your way to organizing a time management plan!
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