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Time Management – Find Your Prime Time

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Time Management – Find Your Prime Time

My four earlier posts about Time Management;

said that the first four steps in managing time are; 

  1. To be clear about your purpose and your direction in life,
  2. To know how you spend your time
  3. To include an emotional element in your time management program.
  4. To become better organized
Now you need to find out your best time to work!

Some people are “owls” and work best in the late afternoon. Others are “larks” and love to wake up early and get on with their work. 

One is not better than the other, they are just different.

It is best to do your most demanding tasks when you are alert and at your best – work at your best internal prime time.

Most people are larks and for them the best time for any chore that requires solitude, concentration and creative thinking is best done before 10 am.

Owls probaly work best from the mid-afternoon. But there are variations and you need to work out what works best for you.

You will accomplish more and with less effort during your personal prime time. For me that time is between 3 and 6pm. And I find if I can keep that time clear for thinking tasks I get lots done.

It helps if you let others know when it is best not to interrupt you.

But with some self observation, you will work out when it is good for you to hold conversations and work with others. You can then use that time for phone calls and for meetings that you arrange. It is no surprise that many find they get lots done over coffee mid-morning or over a late-afternoon drink.

Work out what works best for you!

If you would like help learning to manage your time - get in touch.  My email address is below.

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Wendy Mason is a Life and Career Coach.  She helps people have the confidence they need to be successful at work and to change career while maintaining a good work/life balance. You can email her at wendymason

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