Do You Have The
Management Planner For YOU?
What type of time management
planner have you been using?
you have one calendar on your refrigerator, one on your desk, another
on the wall in your office and on in your purse that you stuff coupons
Do you use an electronic calendar system?
you keep a day planner - week at a glance or a page a day?
do you just have post-its stuck all over in the hopes that you will
remember all of the items on your schedule?
of us just love to shop for a new time management planner at the
beginning of the year. We somehow think that buying that
leather day planner will make us better with our time management.
we find that at the end of the first month, most of the pages are blank.
can be the same with the electronic gizmo. We think finding
the right time management app will make us more productive.
we are back to the post-its within no time.
that we are not disciplined enough to actually use it?
could it be that the system doesn't work with your style of time
management and way of working?
Or did you even learn
how to use the system that you purchased?
trying to make the same time management planner work for the 10th time,
why don't you take a few moments to really determine what you need in a
areas of your life do you need to have room to plan
for? You don't want multiple planners, so find
one that allows
you to schedule for all of your activities.
Do you need simple and easily
accessible? Then a paper planner may fit your
you need to have it displayed where you can see it?
Then a whiteboard on your office wall may be the way to go.
is it imperative that you can interface with your office calendar, your
phone and your boss' calendar? Then you may need
a more complex,
integrated electronic system.
And then, actually learn to use
what you choose. Take the time to set it up properly, then
schedule time in your week to review and organize it.
your time is important to managing yourself, your time and your
schedule. Time is the one resource we cannot create or buy
of. So, while it may take some time up front to learn how to
a time management planner, the time saved in the long run will be worth