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Personal Prime Time Management Skills

Updated on December 11, 2015

Personal Prime Time

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Use Your Personal Prime Time As A Time Management Skill

Use Your Personal Prime Time As Part Of Your Time Management Skills.

Time management is an issue that almost everyone struggles with. We all want to be so organized but it can be hard to know where to start. What skills do you need to use your time most effectively?

Here is a look at how to use your personal prime time to manage your busy life. It is first important to understand what your personal prime time is.

Have you ever heard the expression that someone is a night owl? That is because that person prefers to stay up late. This is the time where they are the most active. That is that person's personal prime time. Think about when you have the most energy. When do feel like tackling those tasks that you must get done? Is it early in the morning? Maybe you get a burst of energy mid morning. Maybe afternoon seems to find you the most motivated. Whenever that time is that you feel the most energetic is your personal prime time.

Once you have determined what your personal prime time is, you must learn to use it to your advantage. Change your schedule around so that your most important activities are scheduled during that time. This way you will have your greatest amount of energy focused at the time when you need it the most.

You will do your best and most creative work during your personal prime time. This is one of your greatest time management assets, so learning to make it work for you will allow you to succeed in your endeavors.

Availability time is time that you need to be available to others. Perhaps it is when you need to be in meetings for work. Maybe it is when you need to spend time with your spouse or your children.

This is also important time to schedule. If it does not involve creative thinking or difficult tasks, this may not be a time that you need to use your personal prime time. Managing your time by scheduling around your personal prime time and your availability time will make your life much easier. It is also a smarter way to use your time and will allow you to be more successful in your job as well as your personal life.

Another great benefit is that you will able to organize your work space and other spaces you occupy. Why. Because you will be more energetic and focussed in your prime time.

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Keeping tabs on your most productive selling hours, managing your time and other assets to your maximum advantage while minimizing idle, non-productive time is the formula for a successful business.

Try watching less TV and invest that time in your business.

Learning basic time management skills can free up some of your time for activities and interests you enjoy.

Time management is similar to money management.

Time wasters are your prime time's enemy.

Things such as unnecessary meetings, online chats, office gossip or checking mails in between work help fuel procrastination.
Getting rid of these common time wasters could lead you to achieve more with your work and ultimately reduce the stress associated with time delays or unfinished projects.
Below are tips that can help you get rid of the time wasting habits that encourage procrastination.

Know Your Role
What is your role in your organization? By knowing exactly what your duties are, you can organize yourself to work efficiently and can dedicate adequate time improving your productivity.

Delegate
One of the major things that leads people to procrastination believing that they can handle everything on their own. A lot more gets done when you delegate tasks. You don’t have to go through all your emails if you have an assistant. Instead, have the assistant look through the emails to prioritize which is important and screen through calls as well. It is also impossible to take care of your home, drive your kids to school, go to work, pick them up, make dinner and still be productive. Know your limits and duly delegate tasks.

Organize
The need for organization and scheduling cannot be overemphasized. You need to ensure that you carefully divide your time. For example, do not attend to personal calls during working hours. The most popular time wasters we have in this day and age are emails. Even if 50% of your emails are useful, that still leaves you with another 50% that are completely useless hence time wasters.

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    • swalia profile image

      Shaloo Walia 20 months ago

      Very useful hub!

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      latrisha edwards 4 years ago

      great link!

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      Raymond Philippe 9 years ago from The Netherlands

      Thanks Zsuzsy Bee.And I always thought the expression was "a busy bee". (At least in Dutch there is an saying: Bezige Bij = buzy bee)

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Great HUB . I'm the Queen of procrastination. (mainly when it comes to paperwork) Lots of good info in your hub

      regards Zsuzsy

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      C-Lee 9 years ago

      Thanks for the reminder.

      No matter how much I know its importance in theory, the difficulty is always in the implementation.