Achieving your goals: Time Management

Hey 20 Somethings!

How are those New Years Resolutions coming along? With one month down and eleven to go, let’s evaluate where we are in the process. Maybe you made a start, but you feel that you are beginning to lose steam. Maybe you didn’t start at all, and you are kicking yourself for not really trying. Or maybe you are killing the game (x’cuseee me).

Irregardless of where you are in the process, I wanted to take some time to talk about time management. Anytime I find myself lacking in motivation, I head over to listen to Ted Talks looking for the right inspiration to get me going again. I came across this Ted Talk pretty easily, and I want to share it with all of you as it is very relevant to all of us, specifically to achieving our goals.

When I struggle with achieving my goals, the truth is that I have not actively made them a priority. While in my head, it may be something very important to me, I do not realize that I haven’t set enough time aside to make any progress. My lesson here is this, don’t confuse priority with level of importance. If you have a priority (or multiple priorities), be sure to pencil them into your busy schedule.

In Laura Vanderkam’s talk on time management, she talks about treating your priorities as they matter by describing how some of the busiest people manage their time. More over, she provides strategies and examples for how to achieve your goals over the course of the year, which is just where we are with our new years resolutions!

We are moving on to February, so it is definitely not too late for whatever you are looking to achieve. Wether you have stalled out or are worried you may eventually, take some time to watch this Ted talk, “How to gain control of your free time.”


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