Productivity Tip – What is the first step in your Time Management Revolution?

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Here’s another productivity tip for your time management revolution.

In my last blog post, we talked about how time management is really all about mind management. So how do you start getting your brain in shape in order to make better decisions about how you use your time? It starts with step one, which is knowing what your priorities are and viewing them every single day.

When I’m working with my clients, one of the first questions I ask them in a session is, “Do you know what your priorities are? Tell me about them.”

They usually respond with something like, “Well, duh, I know what my priorities are!” It seems like a no-brainer, right? Of course we know what’s important to us! And then there’s silence, because they have trouble instantly articulating what exactly their priorities are.

The problem is that we often don’t think about our priorities until somebody (like me) point blank asks you about them. The rest of the time, especially for folks who struggle with time management, thinking about their priorities is not an active part of their daily routine.

Do this now for better time management:

We need to have our priorities in the forefront of our brains and not resting in our subconscious. We need those priorities in front of us so that every time we need to make a decision about our time, we are thinking about our priorities first – and whether or not what we are about to do will support those priorities.

So take some time today to invest in yourself and your well-being, which will help you to better manage your time. Write down your top three personal priorities. Then write down your top three work priorities. And then, post your priorities list in a place where you can view them every single day.

Knowing what your priorities are will help you make a better decision about how you use your time.

Since everyone has different learning styles, below are two different delivery methods to help you learn these time management tips.

audio time management tip:

video time management tip:

For more productivity tools and tips from time management keynote speaker Helene Segura, click here.

About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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