Time is a scarce resource. You should invest it prudently.
Here are some tips for effectively manage your time, take control of your life, improve your productivity, and live healthy.
1. Have a morning routine
Successful people, says Kevin Kruse in 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management, don’t all follow the exact same routine, but you can easily identify consistent themes:
- Most wake up early–6 A.M. or earlier
- They hydrate by drinking a lot of water.
- They eat a healthy breakfast.
- They exercise.
- Many meditate, journal or read.
2. Be in the moment
Being in the moment is not about consciously knowing yes, I’m in the moment but about enjoying everything around us. In the Daily Routine Makeover, Zoe McKey says that it’s best if you’re not aware that you’re in the moment. Because it means that you are actively in it and not just thinking about it.
3. Focus on ‘becoming‘
Wake up and start each day with the premise with the discipline of dedicating time to personal development, so that you can become the person you need to be to create the most extraordinary life you can imagine, and do so faster than you may currently believe is possible.
4. Plan everyday in advance
One of the most important rules of personal effectiveness is the 10/90 rule. This rule says that the first 10 percent of time that you spend planning and organizing your work before you begin will save you as much as 90 percent of the time in getting the job done once you get started.
In Eat that Frog! Brian Tracy states that when you plan each day in advance, you will find much easier to get going and to keep going. The work will go faster and smoother than ever before. You will feel more powerful and competent. You will get done faster than you thought possible. Eventually, you will become unstoppable.
5. Rest and Relax
Taking care of your mental and physical health, your ‘machine’, is essential and perhaps more important than anything else to ensure your health, happiness, and long-term success.
As Brian Tracy put it, your health and well-being are more important to the quality of your life than any other factors. To perform at your best, rest is essential.
Vince Lombardi once said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” When you are tired out, burned out, you are susceptible to stress and negativity, are likely to become angry and impatient, and may make choices and decisions that are not in your best long-term insterests.
Sometimes, the very use of your time is to come home and go to bed early, at 8:00 or 9:00 pm., and just sleep for nine or ten hours, completely recharging your mental and physical batteries.