With the holiday season upon us, I thought it would be beneficial to share with you, over the next week, a daily time management tip you can integrate immediately into your self management strategy that will help keep the chaos and overwhelm at bay, stay true to your priorities, get your work done and still have time to enjoy you life as well as the holiday season the way it is intended.
Here’s the fourth time management tip that will enable you to take charge of your day as well as take control over your life and career.
4. Build Buffer Time Into Each Activity
The lesson here is to create your routine so it reflects a healthier and respectful relationship with time that you have developed as a result of underpromising on personal and professional deadlines. The point of this exercise is to become hypersensitive to how you are utilizing your time by becoming comfortable with the strategy of underpromising so that you can avoid overpromising and over committing yourself. This will provide you with the additional cushion you need, just in case your best laid plans got derailed by life getting in the way.