Saturday, May 20, 2006

Order, Organization, and Time Management

We only have twenty-four hours in a day. It is important that we learn how to make the best use of our time to accomplish the plans, goals, and visions for our lives. If we don’t use our time wisely, we will fail to achieve our destinies in work and our personal lives.

By learning how to manage our time effectively, we can take control over our futures and put a plan into action that can help bring our dreams to pass. Sadly, many people never learn how to manage their time, and unfortunately never live a life that is truly rewarding.

Research has shown that those who don’t know how to manage their time suffer more depression, anxiety, fear, and stress then those who live a life that is ordered and organized. A life that is out of order is unhealthy, unproductive, and unfulfilling.

When order is added to the schedule, it is easy to reach your goals and to have more free time. You can use your free time to enjoy with your family, friends, and on activities that are rewarding. This is a much healthier lifestyle then living in chaos and confusion.

The first step to bringing time management into your life is to begin with order and organization. Take a look around your work at home office- is it in order? If it isn’t then you can be sure that you aren’t making the best use of your time.

Order should begin with your desk and your home office. You may need to purchase some items such as filing cabinets, folders, software programs, and even equipment. However, an investment in organization is an investment in your business.

You should never bypass purchasing an item that will help keep things in order due to the expense. These items are not only tax deductions, but they will help you make the best use of your time which in turn will bring in more money.

You may need to take an assessment of your daily routine to see where you can benefit from more structure, order, and organization. Think about your day and all of the activities that you are involved in. Identify the weak spots of your routine.

Once you have determined where you need order, then it is time to get organized. You will need to purchase a planner so that you can take note of your goals as well. Putting your yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily goals on paper is the beginning of success.

At first, the idea of assessing your life an identifying your long and short-term goals may seem overwhelming but it shouldn’t be. Think of this as a time to imagine your dreams and visualize what you would like to accomplish if you had no restraints.

You should begin by starting to look over your entire life, your priorities, goals, ambitions, and aspirations. This isn’t just business related either; write down your personal goals as well.

After you write all of your goals you will need to look at the steps that you will need to take to achieve them. This will help you see which goals can be reached in the short term and the long term. After you assess your goals, you will need to classify them.

By classifying your goals into yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily you can begin to work on a reasonable plan to meet them. You will also need to work on a daily plan or a To Do list. This list will be the crux of your time management.

The best way to stay focused on your goals is to set aside the same time, day or night to assess your goals, and to continually review your daily plans. You should check off the things that you have completed and add new tasks to your daily plan.

By continually adding one thing from your yearly, monthly, and weekly goal list to your daily plan, you will find that soon you are checking off more of your goals and have successfully achieved them. By organizing your life in this manner you can be a success.

Order and organization are vital components to successful time management. By keeping your life in order and giving your schedule the organization needed to manage your time, you can devise a plan that will allow you to successfully meet your goals.

Without time management your life will be characterized by chaos and confusion and you are more succesptible to stress, anxiety, and fear.

About the author::

Peter Dobler is a 20+ year veteran in the IT business. He is an active Real Estate Investor and a successful Internet business owner. Collect more free software and bonus content for your own web site at

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