Note: Whether you are an employee assistance professional, supported employment professional – or anyone else – chances are there aren’t enough hours in the day in today’s fast-paced society!  The following suggestions by a noted time management guru are designed to help:

By Dr. Donald E. Wetmore

 I have spent most of the last twenty years researching, studying, writing and speaking about Time Management and Personal Productivity. One important lesson I learned is that there are some simple, yet powerful Time Management Secrets. Knowing these will go a long way to helping you to better manage your time each and every day and get more done in less time and with less stress.

* Having a lot to do isn’t all bad. Almost everyone I speak with tells me they have more to do than time permits. This says a lot of good things about you. People who seldom have enough to keep them busy and are always looking for things to do may not have earned this level of confidence from others.

* There is never enough time for everything. If you have too much to do, by definition, you will not have enough time for everything. Your life is going to be like a sandy beach. Take one grain of sand and let that represent all that you accomplish in your lifetime.

* While there’s never enough time for everything, there’s always enough time for the important things.

While there is never time for everything, there always seems to be time for the most important things in life. “Necessity is the mother of invention.” But you don’t have to wait until circumstances come upon you forcing you to attend to the most important things in your life. You can do it now. Each day in Daily Planning, identify the most important things you want to get done in your day. Place a high priority of those items and leave undone the less important things.

You won’t get it all done but you will get the most important things done.

The secret’s finally out. To find out more, visit www.balancetime.com.

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