Time management strategies are often associated with the recommendation to set personal goals. The literature stresses themes such as –
“Work in Priority Order” – set goals and prioritize
“Set gravitational goals” – that attract actions automatically
Defining priority on following basis Weekly List – The Weekly Calendar.
Create a weekly calendar. Make it your basic time budgeting guide. List your courses, work, study time, recreation, meals, TV, relaxation, etc. Plan to study 1st priority classes when you work best. Be flexible, adapt your schedule to changing needs. Keep your schedule handy and refer to it often. If it doesn’t work, change it.
Daily List – The Daily “Things to Do.”
Write down all the things (not on your calendar) that you want to do today . Note homework due or tests to take or subjects you want to emphasize. include shopping, personal calls, etc. This list is a reminder. Use it to set priorities and to reduce decision-making and worry. If time is tight, move items to your long-term list. Rewrite this list each morning. Use visualization to help you focus on what to do.
Monthly List – Goals and Other Things.
This can be one or two lists, a weekly list and/or a monthly list. Put down your goals and things you have to do. What do you want to accomplish over the next month? What do you need to buy? Use this list to keep track of all your commitments. If you’re worried about something, put it on this list. The purpose of this list is to develop long-term goals and to free your mind to concentrate on today.
What is the purpose of the job?
If possible, express this in a single sentence starting with the word ‘To’ – for example ‘To ensure effective distribution in the South East…’