This is a guest post by Rashelle Isip. Rashelle is a consultant, blogger and founder of The Order Expert, a blog featuring organizing, time management and productivity tips, ideas and inspiration to help people ‘round the world “kick chaos to the curb.”
You’ve got an appointment in 15 minutes that is just five minutes from your office.
You tell yourself you have plenty of time to get to the appointment, so you’ll finish one more task. But before you know it, 15 minutes have come and gone and you’re 10 minutes late to your appointment!
How did you manage to arrive late to an appointment that is merely five minutes away?
“I don’t have time.”
It’s a common refrain. (And excuse…)
Yet, you control what you do with your time each day.
To get more done, you need to cut out the frivolous activities eating up your time.
Are you wasting half of your day?
Do you need an extra set of hands at work?
Maybe you should consider delegating some of your tasks to a virtual assistant.
You might be surprised just how much time and effort you can save with a VA.
Of course, the first question is, “What do I delegate to a virtual assistant?“
Some days it seems like all you do is email.
You get to the end of the day and you haven’t escaped your inbox.
Are you stuck endlessly processing emails instead of getting work done?
Have you ever been to a meeting where everyone just sits around a table?
No coherent conversations take place because everyone is working on something else.
Laptops are out. Cell phones are on. And no one is even paying attention to the topic at hand.
Afterwards, you feel like the meeting was a waste and wonder why it was even scheduled.
Does this sound like your last meeting?
In our hyper-active world, it seems that there is always something to worry about.
If it’s not ourselves, our loved ones, or friends, then we have gas prices, the government, or other social issues of the day.
What keeps your mind spinning?
Are you so busy worrying that you are not getting your work done?
“I’ll be there in just a minute.”
So, you say.
Yet, several hours later, you end up apologizing, “Sorry, I got stuck finishing something up.”
Are you over promising time that you can’t deliver?
“Why should I manage my time?”
The simple answer is that time management helps you stay on top of your tasks and get more done.
Yet, there is much more.
Time management benefits you in all areas of your life.
There is something you need to begin.
You’ve been waiting until the right time.
Even if you’re not ready, you have to start it now.
You probably have more on your todo list today than you will be able to get done.
You may be already preparing yourself for the things you won’t complete.
However, the truth is that you have time to do the things you need to do.
You just need to make the tough choices to do them.