Amelias Intern Diary - Time Management part 2

This week we continue the theme of Time Management (and the secrets to getting more done).  Last week I talked about the importance of you ‘Why’s’.  When you remember why you want to get something done and the effect it will have on your happiness, you are more motivated to get it all done.

So why do we still find it difficult to complete the tasks we set ourselves that we know will lead to our happiness?  It’s because we all have bad habits.  I’m not talking about biting your nails or putting your hair in your mouth. I’m talking about procrastination.  Shona Garner, who offers a Coaching Service in Time Management and increasing managerial success, has identified 5 barriers which prevent us from getting things done

We get complacent.  We might not be feeling very confident or maybe just a bit lazy but this stops us from immediately completing a task. This is a small and obvious habit, but one which can be detrimental to our productivity.

We avoid discomfort.Well, duh.  Why would we want to put ourselves in uncomfortable situations?  Asking the landlord awkward questions about deposits is much more pleasant when you don’t actually ask anything at all.  However, not doing ... read more

Posted On 04/12/2014
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Amelias intern diary - Time Management

Being in retail during the run up to Christmas is always exhausting and exhilarating.  You are proud of the products you sell and buzzing with ideas for what you can do to make it a successful season.  You also have more work to fit into your day than you think is possible.  As the Lion King sums up pretty well:  ‘more to do than can ever be done’.  However, every human being only has 24 hours a day in which to work and a fair portion of that is done eating and sleeping (if you’re me, that is).  So why are some people so much more successful than others?  How do some people seem to get so much done in the same 24 hours that we all have.

The answer is not less sleep (thank goodness).

I recently went on a Time Management course run by an external coaching service which helped open my eyes to principles and tactics that can be used to help you be more efficient with your time.  After writing a to-do list we were made to understand our ‘Why’s’. During the course of the session this was one of the principles that connected with me the most was.  ... read more

Posted On 20/11/2014
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