Recap of the series:
1. You can learn to manage time. Reflect on things you have done (which at first you were doubtful you could achieve) and let them motivate you can make similar successful strides towards effective time management.
2. Prioritize the urgent and important. Weigh decisions and using a decision making matrix. Discover hidden time.
3. Set limits. Remove time wasters and say “No” if necessary.
4. When life circumstances change, re-prioritize.
5. Consider new trajectories.
6. Invest Time – with God and with projects.
Technology has added variables that help with my time management. The “Notes” function on my smart phone sometimes replaces the paper and Outlook carries my schedule. I received my first planner in 1988, and now in 2015, I still use my old trusted habit of scraps. But whether it’s a pen or a keystroke, each strikethrough still marks a breakthrough.
NOTE TO MY READERS:
Thank you for being a part of my series on Time Management. I know change has been effected as indicated via email and messaging. Please continue the good work. And there is no homework today as you are now in charge!
Susan Harris is successful because f the grace of God. She is a speaker, former teacher and the author of six books, including 10½ Sketches: Insights on Being Successful Right Where You Are, Remarkably Ordinary: 20 Reflections on Living Right Where You Are, and the acclaimed, Little Copper Pennies series. She has written articles for anthologies, magazines and several guest blogs. She is a monthly contributor to The Word Guild blog (Canadian Writers Who Are Christians) and Canadian Christians Who Write. Susan is a member of InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship, The Word Guild, Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals. Susan has held key management positions in churches and in corporations. She currently resides on the Canadian Prairies with her family and the beloved cats which have been the inspiration for her publication in Chicken Soup for the Soul, and her latest picture book, Alphabet on The Farm.