Time management is the practice of organizing your life into "chunks". By using the chunking method, you can optimize your priorities and get organized! Whether you're a stay at home mom, an entrepreneur, a regular 9 - 5er with a side hustle, you can use the tips below to learn the art of time management.
1) Get a Notebook
We need to get a notebook because we need to get organized. Use the exercises below to get started on time management and organizing your life.
-Write your tip 5 priorities
Ex: 1) Business 2) Exercise 3) Relationship 4) Time with kids 5) Side hustle
-Write out time slots to how you can fit all your priorities in one day
2) Start chunking
Chunking is when you take groups of time and tasks, and you organize them into daily manageable chunks of time.
3) Connect your gmail calendar
Move everything you've just done over to your gmail calendar. If you don't have gmail, get an account.
It's not guaranteed that you can have your notebook or a physical planner with you all times of the day. However, everyone always has their phone with them. You want easy access to your calendar, appointments, meetings, etc. This way you can be reminding yourself all day of your chunks of time, and carry on accordingly.
4) Execute & Revisit
Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. You must have a plan for your life to work and not feel chaotic. Intentional chunks of time to set yourself up for success. However, not all plans work out the first time.
You may need to keep revisiting your plan. You may realize you actually only have 30 minutes of time to exercise in the morning rather than the hour you planned. Maybe your business or side hustle needs to take an hour priority in the morning. Execute. Revisit. Repeat. Live better.
About the Author
Matt Jones is a writer and entrepreneur with multiple businesses who loves inspiring others to reach their full potential. He is also a musician, educator, and world traveler whom has been to over 65 different countries on all 7 continents. His personal mission is to create and inspire. He is from Los Angeles, but is now based in greater London where he lives with his wife and son.