When we hear about the word time management, we always think about the super organized people.
Well, today, Let’s talk about time management tips for disorganized people. Yes, I use the word “disorganized”, okay – i am talking about the people that don’t have the color-coded and the themed things in place in their home.
What are the tips that can help you to stay on time?
Look, whether you’re organized, or you’re disorganized, you can still manage your time. And don’t forget that your time is a day in your life.
First is be realistic:
Yeah, be real with yourself. I know you love those pretty pictures on Instagram and Pinterest, and I know you love the most beautiful planner out there on the market right now. But be realistic, are you gonna use it? Is your house ever going to be like that color coded?
So be realistic with your time management goals. Don’t forget, it’s a day in your life, and you can use it as you please. And once it’s gone, it is gone.
Second thing is the moment of truth:
You’re not going to like everything that you do. That’s the truth. When it comes to time management, like literally when it comes to how you spend 24 hours, you’re not going to like everything that you do. And that definitely has an effect on whether you do it or not. But at this point, I want you to take a minute and tell yourself: “I am not going to like everything that I do in my day. But if it’s something that needs to get done. I need to get it done”.
Number three is to really work on your focus.
Even if you’re a super-organized person. The focus might actually be an area where you have a challenge. So when you work on your focus, that’s going to help you shave off time and actually get the work done. So I’m going to explain.
When it comes to focus, the keyword is Get rid of distractions. You know, what distracts you. You know how you easily get distracted, so make sure you get rid of that.
Second keyword is you can actually work on your focus. There are tons of videos on YouTube that you can watch to help you improve your focus. And even, there are some techy things you can do to improve your focus.
Number 4! This is also like something I call a mom ninja tool for time management. And that is the 80/20 assessment. We all know about the 80/20 Pareto principle. But this is the time for you to start doing an 80/20 assessment for the different areas in your life.
This is a good time to actually look through all the activities that you carry out in your business and ask yourself this big question from these activities. Where is my 20%?
Now, what is the “20%”?
20% of those activities that when you do them, they give you the growth and the benefit that you want in your business. The 80% of the activities that you do are those activities that you doesnt give you as much return. Do you see where I’m going with this?
So now do an overall look into your life, your business, your relationships, your social life, your relationship with your kids, and ask yourself, 80/20. Which one gives me the most? What is my 20%? Then focus your energy and your time on that.
You will be amazed at the results you will get. People would think that you’ve become super organized.
Number five. I’m just going to give you the hard truth. Everything has to have a home.
Yeah! I know that you aren’t the most organized person. But think about a system that would work for you. Remember, you have to be realistic.
And second thing is that, you know, it is not everything that you would love doing. But think about a system that will work for you to kind of make you look like you’re kind of organized.
So have a home for everything. A simple example.
When you’re going to your kid’s area.
Everything is all over the place. Get a basket. Label the basket. This is for pens. This is for books. This is for toys. Easy! A bowl. If that works for you.
In your office, have a little book. This is for my letters. This is for my emails. Easy!
You don’t have to have it all color-coded with all the post-it notes and the pens and highlighters.
You can look for the most simplest form of giving everything a home.
“Why is it important for everything to have at home?”
Do you know the amount of time we actually waste when we’re looking for something and the frustration that goes into it?
And then when we finally find the thing, and it’s time to work on the project we want to work on.
“Do you know how long it takes you to finally settle down?”
Okay, so make sure that everything you have actually has a home.
So those are my five tips. If you’re not a super organized person, you want to start working on your time management.
You can check the video: https://youtu.be/OcbAM0w_RSs