Time Management Tips

Last Update: September 11, 2016

Okay so we are all guilty of procrastination from time to time - I know I've been putting off writing this article for the last half hour, with the excuse that another cup of coffee was needed! (Okay, so it is Sunday here and one or two glasses of wine were consumed last night!)

But, we all know that we want to be successful, and in order to get there, we have to work, right? Time management is super important to those of us who are trying to juggle several things at once, such as running a home, looking after family, cooking, cleaning and the myriad of other things we need to keep on top of - goodness knows how you cope when you are doing a traditional '9-5' at the same time!


Hubspot is an excellent resource of business help and offers some easy-to-understand advice, set out in manageable chunks. I've found a great article there which will give you 8 great hints and tips on how to manage your time more effectively, meaning you will ultimately get to your goals that much faster.

Here is the introduction and if you would like to know more, I will put the URL lower down for you:

"While intended to make life easier, sometimes putting together a to-do list can feel like a bigger undertaking than accomplishing the actual tasks at hand. This concept is referred to as the procrastination 'doom loop' -- a cycle of putting off tasks, feeling anxiety and guilt, and consequently working with lower productivity and efficiency due to these negative feelings.

This is especially true when it comes to long-term projects, as it can be easy to lose focus and diligence when working toward monthly or quarterly deadlines. But when you're forced to work as your own project manager, organization is the name of the game.

To help you stay on track and make consistent progress towards your goals, we've put together a list of tools that'll help you complete long-term projects on time without losing motivation or entering the 'doom loop'."

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/time-management-...

Ciao for now my lovelies,


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Thennek Premium
Here is my strategy for time management. I have found it to be pretty effective. I find myself utilizing it even outside of my work mentality.
http://successaffiliate.siterubix.com/time-management

Simple but effective.
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LWarren Premium
good plan,,going to try hubspot,,also need help or feed back on completing WA courses,get to a wall and do not know where to go ,would appreciate,Blessing,,LTW
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JudeP Premium
What are you struggling with?
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T1967 Premium
Good post, and now time for a cup of tea :-))
Al (and Tania)
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JudeP Premium
Mine's a coffee lol! Thanks for stopping by hun :)
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T1967 Premium
;-))
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Ykillian Premium
Pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much for this article and resource. I use to have the fear of writing things down because I did not want people to know what I was doing or thinking.

People were very critical for me working to build a business, a better life and due to their lack of understanding, they were against all I had foreseen for the future ahead.

Now, I have learned that it is a very important step in the process and I have to not waste time wondering what peoples thoughts are about me.

I have to be my own cheerleader, stay connected to a community of like-minded individuals, create goals, action steps and work towards them daily.

Cheers to our success!

~ Yvonne K.
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JudeP Premium
Very true Yvonne, this is your journey and no-one else's :)
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gerryturner1 Premium
Thanks for the link to a useful article. We all have the same amount of time in an hour or a day, it's about how we use that time.
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JudeP Premium
It is Gerry, thanks for stopping by :)
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Sdaviscs1250 Premium
Very enlightening tool. Going to check Hubspot out.
Thanks,

Sharon
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JudeP Premium
Thanks Sharon :)
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LinDash01 Premium
What a great post Jude, thanks
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JudeP Premium
Thanks so much :)
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halinphilly Premium
From time to time? Procrastination? You got that right. One of the hardest habits (or is it a lack of good habits) to wrangle. I subscribe to hubspot. Great blog to subscribe to. Thanks for the reminder to revisit!
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JudeP Premium
They have a mine of useful info Hal. I've only recently discovered them :)
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Tasana Premium
Thanks, good post.

Wish you the best!
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JudeP Premium
Thanks so much :)
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thanks for the tips. I saved so I can look at it tomorrow. Is that procrastination? :)
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JudeP Premium
Lol Jeannie, it's called 'time management'! :)
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Blackbirdfly Premium
Wow I'm loving your blog posts!
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JudeP Premium
Thank you very much :)
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cosmicradio Premium
Thanks, Jude. Time management is definitely important. :)
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JudeP Premium
Cheers Rick :)
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KeithMaki Premium
Thanks Jude! Keith
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JudeP Premium
No problem Keith :)
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for the post Jude.
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JudeP Premium
No problem Rog :)
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AlexEvans Premium
Thank you for this post Jude very helpful.
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JudeP Premium
You're welcome Alexander :)
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EricKarch1 Premium
Great advice! Procrastination has been one of my biggest problems, got to work on it!
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JudeP Premium
Thanks for stopping by Eric :)
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kiliwia62 Premium
Love doing Time management, once the principles are being understood it is a real lifesaver. :)
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JudeP Premium
It is Sylvia :)
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Djelonek Premium
Yep procrastination gets the best of us from time to time. Fortunately I've been blessed that when crunch time comes..I seem to do my best work in the least amount of time. I don't know why I continually punish myself though.
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JudeP Premium
I think we are all guilty of that from time to time :)
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thezoulster Premium
Thanks Jude, I just might add the Hotspot link to my bookmark and look into it more. If anyone tends to procrastinate it is me. I already have an any do app on my smartphone. Can you suggest a better one?
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JudeP Premium
I'm not really one for apps to be honest - I know I should make more use of available tech but I think I'm a bit 'old school' :)
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MPollock Premium
Thanks, dear.
Great advice.
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JudeP Premium
Thanks Mike, hope you're having a rest today :)
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MPollock Premium
Actually yes, no work today.
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JudeP Premium
Yay! :)
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Loudu Premium
Very useful thank you!
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JudeP Premium
No problem :)
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Many times it gets lost in the shuffle of how important time management is.

It seems something so simple that can be one of the hardest things to do.

Thanks for putting it out on the table.
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JudeP Premium
That's very true Greg and because it's so simple, there's a danger that we 'forget' to even think about it :)
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Seahawk8058 Premium
Agreed!
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Ivine Premium
Hi Jude, many books have been written about time management. In fact I lectured in this area at university. Irv.
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JudeP Premium
Very interesting Irv :)
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Bsharp78 Premium
Awesome post! Thank you.
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JudeP Premium
You're welcome :)
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viyee Premium
Hi Jude, thank you very much, very goog advice. Take care!
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JudeP Premium
Thank you :)
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stevecox Premium
a GREAT help. Thanks Jude !
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JudeP Premium
You're very welcome Steve :)
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stevecox Premium
Jue - If you could post 100 times a day, I would make time to read every one of them. You have been an inspiration from day one in WA..and you continue to be that light at the end of the tunnel.

To say thanks is totally inadequate !

Steve
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JudeP Premium
You are more than welcome Steve - I'm so happy to have found a friend like you :)
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stevecox Premium
Likewise Jude! I rely on your positive energy, never give up attitude and "I have been there done that" stories that make all of us feel like we can do this.

ALWAYS your friend and ALWAYS here!

Steve
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drjec Premium
Thanks for the thoughts. I must admit I found organizing my time easier before email and texts.
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JudeP Premium
Life was so much simpler back then :)
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startouched Premium
I love Hubspot, they have a LOT of great information there. You should apply to be a guest blogger, Jude!! I don't have the experience yet!!
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JudeP Premium
Wow, that's a great compliment, thanks so much :)
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HarveyBrown Premium
Thanks Jude, it is Sunday here as well. Just had my first coffee, while reading my email. Two things I was taught in my early life as a manager were "The In-Basket," and managing my time. Our email is similar to the In-basket, you have to determine what needs to be addressed now, what can wait and what can wait or be junked. Rough summary of what it is. Time management is so crucial if you want to be a successful manager or business owner.
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JudeP Premium
Good point about the 'in basket' Harvey :)
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for this Jude...I needed this post!
I am juggling so many balls at the moment I need to grow a third arm...it's time to get reorganised!
Best wishes
Steve
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JudeP Premium
Yes, I know that feeling well Steve - really must take my own advice! :)
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KMeyer Premium
Thank you Jude, hope you are still feeling well.
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JudeP Premium
I'm good thank you and thanks for stopping by :)
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soulhurdler Premium
You are helping me so much this Sunday :-) Thanks a million Jude for posting and sharing.
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JudeP Premium
You're very welcome and thank you :)
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Mike-Writes Premium
Excellent advice, Jude! :)
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JudeP Premium
Thanks Mike, enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)
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GlenPalo Premium
I like the suggestion regarding biological prime time. It is important to know when your most productive time of day is. I am most productive in the morning. So that's the time I devote to developing content. Admin type chores are left for after lunch.
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JudeP Premium
I'm also more productive during the mornings Glen :)
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SteveCrozza Premium
I like these ideas, they always seem great, so why is my list and plan still firmly rooted in my skull?

Is this called procrastination? probably, must try to fix this.
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JudeP Premium
Oh Steve, you and I are more alike than you realize! I've just answered you on another post, saying that I can give advice buy I don't listen to myself lol! :)
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SteveCrozza Premium
It is a bit of a problem, Huh!
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