Time management tips that propel you to the top get their power from your wisdom, creativity and experience. You know you worked hard and succeeded using wise time choices. Now use 7 focused questions to build on your most productive time choices this coming year!
Think back to when you felt your energy flow. Which mornings did you wake up focused and energetic? Revisit those successful moments by recalling how you felt when your projects were completed on schedule and to your satisfaction!
Let’s consider ways to enact those top strategies even more frequently this year:
First, direct a laser focus on what worked well for you last year. Write down the time choices that helped you accomplish your objectives. Most likely, the happy surprises are tips that you did something different than usual. Happily, you can repeat those successes now.
7 Simple Questions to Harness Last Year’s Best Time Choices
Answering these questions will help you apply what you initiated last year to its best use. Recording your answers is the best way to make the lessons stand out, so you can put them to use again.
- What inspired your best time choices?
- How did you schedule your time for each success?
- What time choices helped you maintain focus on your work?
- What did you consider when you scheduled your work well?
- Which rhythms worked best for you, and how did they take shape, hourly, daily and weekly?
- When you needed to stay on course, which activities did you postpone?
- What daily routines support your most effective work rhythms, and what patterns developed?
Notice how specific these questions are. That’s because your unique responses will provide you with the most powerful guidance.
Putting Your Powerful Systems to Work
This is the perfect time to identify an upcoming project that could thrive with a fresh approach. Consider how you might routinely handle it. What time choices that worked well for you last year will succeed if used again?
Create 3 plans for yourself: one daily, one weekly, and one monthly. Incorporate your action steps into your best time systems. And to ensure your success, create a plan for how to respond if you find yourself sliding back into old patterns that re-create time crunches.
Finally, remember to describe action steps as concretely as you can. The more accurately you chart your course, the more likely you’ll navigate your way to a year of successful time choices!© Copyright 2013 Paula Eder, Ph.D.