10 Time Management Tips for Beginners

Simple Steps to Get Started with Time Management

Getting started with time management can seem like a daunting task.

There are hundreds of books, and even thousands of apps available to help you with your productivity. Yet, improving your time management doesn’t have to be complicated nor difficult.

Today, I have 10 top tips for beginners at time management. (Or for those that want to improve!)

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5 Reasons You Are Always Late (and How to Solve Them)

5 Tips to Fix Your Chronic Tardiness

This is a guest post by Vartika Kashyap. She is a seasoned marketing professional who is an expert in digital marketing and entrepreneurship at ProofHub.

“This is the fourth time in a row when you have been late.”

My employee was too embarrassed to even look up to me to give up a silly excuse. He, too, was bothered by his chronic lateness.  So, we made a list of possible reasons and sat down to identify the real one.

Realizing the cause helped him break his pattern and head towards a positive change.

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5 Tips to Ensure You are Prioritizing your Priorities

Make Sure You Get Your Top To-dos Done First

Your work hard to get your work done.

However, sometimes you toil hard only to find that your most important tasks still don’t get done.

You are getting many things done, just not the important ones.

What will it take to get those top to-dos to done?

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Why You Need to Back Up Your Phone Everyday

Make Sure You Protect the Valuable Information on your Phone

We carry everything in our phones these days. And we take those little devices everywhere.

You could say our entire lives are contained in these little gadgets. Your communication, your photos, your contacts, your todos, and more.

What would happen if you lost, broke, or had your phone stolen?

Would it be a big deal and what would you lose? And more importantly, what would you be able to get back again?

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Time Management Isn’t About Doing More

Cramming Tasks Doesn’t Make You More Productive

Someone recently said to me, “I don’t need time management. I can’t even get done what I have now, why would I want to do more in my day?”

A common misconception about time management is that it is all about doing more. Cramming too many tasks into your day. And that to be productive you need to madly rush about doing as much as possible.

Yet, time management should do just the opposite. It should let you accomplish more while doing less, while at the same time giving you more time back.

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5 Things To Do When You Have Too Much to Do

Refocus on Your Most Important Tasks

Sometimes you just have too much to do.

Your todo list is a mile long, deadlines are passing, and you feel like you will never catch up.

When you find yourself underwater with your work, you want to get back on track quickly. Today, I have several tips to help you get out from under your heavy workload.

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10 Ways Patience Makes You More Productive

How Being Patient Can Actually Save You Time

We seem to have lost our patience in our society.

Everyone is rushing around acting like they are so busy that they don’t have a moment to wait.

Lack of patience is commonplace. People won’t wait more than a few seconds. And they feel entitled to lose it whenever they don’t receive instantaneous results.

The irony is that it is this lack of patience that is making them ineffective in their work and lives. Most individuals would be more productive if they just slowed down a bit.

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If You Don’t Take Action, Don’t Expect Change

To Get Better Results, You Have to Change Yourself

You have a goal that you have wanted to accomplish for a long time.

Yet, here you are. Many years hence and you are no closer to that great achievement.

The truth is you probably aren’t that much closer than when you first thought of that big dream.

Why are you stuck?

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Before Going Into a Meeting, Decide What You Want to Get Out

Don't Let Meetings without a Purpose Waste Your Time

Have you ever come out of a meeting and asked yourself, “What did we just do in there?”

Perhaps, you can’t recall what the meeting was supposed to be about in the first place. Or the meeting devolved into a discussion about the boss’s latest vacation. Or maybe the meeting ended up lasting 45 minutes longer than scheduled and now your schedule is totally off for the rest of the day.

If you don’t want to come out of meetings scratching your head as to what just happened, then make sure you are clear before you begin.

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The 4 Key Tools to a Successful Time Management System

One Todo List. One Calendar. One Notebook. And One Address Book.

This article is part 1 of “TMN’s Getting Started with Time Management” Series.

A common productivity question I get asked is, “How do I get started with time management?”

It seems that almost everyone wants to better manage their time. Whether it is to get ahead in their work or to have more time for their personal life, the goal is the same. They want to accomplish more, with less effort, and more organization.

Where to begin?

One of best places to begin to ensure that you have the right tools for the job.

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