How can a human think he could manage time?
The only think you can maybe manage is yourself. Understand what you are willing to sacrifice vs. accomplish and plan accordingly.
Hold yourself accountable. It’s to easy to push things on to the next day.
Your mindset needs to turn into making the most out of every second. Share your calendar with others also. Let them know what they can aspire to. Hit every objective. Exceed expectations. We all know that an important part of mastering our own time is learning to say NO.
To graciously and mindfully turn down the things that are not on our own, personal, priority list. And trust in your own priorities, be confident.
Think about some flex hours in your busy schedules, because even if you are very well planned, things never go 100% as they were planned. And do not forget: there is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. It was Peter Drucker that already told us that. We need to think what we should do today to be ready for tomorrow.
Make a list of what you want to do and accept you will not be able to do everything that is on your list today. But get things done. And if you don’t accept that you won’t get everything done today, you’ll end up doing nothing.
Because you will spend your whole day managing your thoughts. Instead of executing on your tasks.
And once you accept that you won’t get it all done, you’ll give yourself more realistic goals. Which you will achieve. Achieving them will give you positive feedback. And it will be the first step in breaking the perfectionist cycle.
Remember, yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.
No one will protect your time for you, so you’d better learn to do it yourself.