Here are some ideas and links to help you to begin to manage your time more effectively.


Simply put:

  1. Decide what is important for you.
  2. Focus on what is important for you.
  3. Plan time for everything else, including relaxing.


Remember Eisenhower:


"What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important,"


Now keep these definitions in mind:

  • Important activities have an outcome that leads to the achievement of your goals, whether these are professional or personal.
  • Urgent activities demand immediate attention, and are often associated with the achievement of someone else's goals.

So make a daily task list that is in line with your goals and objectives and plan for interruptions. Assign a time limit to interruptions and distractions
and learn to say "Yes" to people, and "No" to things that are not in line with your professional or personal goals...

http://www.mindtools.com/index.html
http://www.alchemyformanagers.co.uk/topics/YwiUxXDu5xPp5UXM.html
http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/time.htm
http://www.wikihow.com/Prioritize
http://www.icaew.com/en/library/subject-gateways/business-management/strategy-and-planning/small-business-update/10-ways-to-prioritise-your-workload
http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/business/how-to-prioritize-tasks/