I like lists and this one provides tangible ideas that are easy to apply. Excerpted from:
By: Sharon Housley
Business owners and managers continually juggle a variety of roles, so creating a balance and effectively managing time is extremely important. In order to economize and make the most of the available time, incorporate the following into your time management plan: 1. Get Real. Set realistic goals, deadlines, etc. 2. Start. Just get started. 3. Benchmarks. Set benchmarks to monitor your progress. 4. Plan for the Unexpected. Unfortunately, things often come up that will disrupt your carefully laid plans 5. Evaluate. Evaluate your progress on a regular basis. 6. Rewards. Build rewards into your schedule. Plan to “treat” yourself. 7. Keep a “To Do” List. Maintaining a list will help you stay focused. 8. Self-Discipline. When you hear the “fun things” in life calling, remain disciplined. 9. Take Breaks. Do not forget to take regular breaks.