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How to manage your time in life

How to manage your time in life

Do you manage your time effectively? Do you know how to prioritize? Do you know how to overcome procrastination? How to manage your time better?

Successful people know that time management is crucial to their success. They know that each minute is needed to achieve their goals. The Russian actor and director, Stanislavski, who developed an acting method that is used world wide now, used to tell his actors that every day is needed if they want to become successful and achieve their goals as successful actors. A day missed is a day lost, which is a step backwards artistically.

In my previous article, time management, I discussed the reasons why many people grew up not knowing how to manage time effectively and I also discussed the benefits of time management. In this article, I will discuss some steps on how you can manage your time more effectively.

Time management

 To learn how to manage your time better, follow the below guide:

1. Prioritize

You need to learn how to prioritize your tasks. Make a list and break it down into 3 categories urgent, non-urgent, and normal. Use the list and prioritize as you see fit. Always leave some room for any interruption that can happen.

2. Focus on your task

 You need to focus on what you are doing in the present time. Don’t digress and let your mind wander from place to place. If you digress, remind yourself of the end results and the benefits you will gain from finishing the task in time.  As I mentioned in my book “the ultimate guide to achieve your goals” focus and conentration are important not only in time management, but in learning how to achieve your goals as well. 

3. Learn to say NO

 Learn to say NO when someone asks you to do something while you are working on your task. Some people are shy to refuse unscheduled visits or calls from their friends and family. If you are unable to refuse visits and calls from friends while you have important things to take care of, then you are wasting time that could be used to finish your tasks.

4. Planning

When you plan, make sure you give each task the required time to finish it. Leave some hours every day spare incase something unexpected happens in your day.

 These are some tips that will help you manage time better. Learn how to manage your time in a professional way and learn how to control your time. When you use your time in a non-productive way, you could be wasting some valuable time that can be used to achieve your goals.

Always remember the popular proverb, “Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.”  Do you know that only 3% of the world’s population manage to plan and reach their goals? The main goal for is to help you become from the top 3% of the world’s population who know how to achieve any goal they desire in all areas of life. ”The ultimate guide to achieve your goals” was released to help you achieve everything your heart desires.  To check books, click here

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  1. For me, it’s all about doing the most important things, or the most difficult things, first. Once these things are taken care of, my focus and energy soars so the other items on my to-do list can be tackled in a timely fashion.


    • Dia says:

      Hi Alex,

      Very good my friend, once the important things are done and you finish the important tasks, then you can focus on the less important tasks. It is always about getting what you have to do done to accomplish your goals.

  2. Love #3….Saying no may be the hardest habit to get used to, but it’s also the most important in terms of being able to stay consistent.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Marcus,

      Saying No is crucial, but it is sometimes hard for us as you say. At first it might be hard, but as we practice saying NO, it will become a new habit The key is to make a balance, so at the end you finish you tasks and accomplish your goals.

  3. Adil Syed says:

    No doubt successful people have the best time management skill as compared to average person.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Adil,

      For sure successful people have the best time management skills as they know each minute counts.

  4. Great advice here Dia and definitely a skill we all need to master. The reality is that we are always going to have things coming our way and competing for our attention, but if we have an approach that we can apply that allows us to prioritize and focus, we really can manage the time in our life in a great way. I think it is all about achieving balance and making certain that you do spend an adequate amount of time focusing on all of your priorities. Great post.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Sibyl,

      Exactly my friend, it is always about creating a balance and making sure that we accomplish what we intend to finish on time. Time management is a skill that with practice, it will become a second nature.

  5. rob white says:

    Hi Dia,
    That’s a great tip from Stanislavski… We all must learn to never, never, never sacrifice our authentic expression. We do ourselves a great injustice if we are derailed by trivial matters that steal our time.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Rob,

      Exactly my friend, if we waste our time on trivial things, then we are really hurting ourselves and not doing what’s in our best interest.

  6. Frank says:


    In my experience #3 Learning to say NO! is the one that was most effective in my life. So many times we put the needs of others before our own but there has to be a point where you get a little selfish to reach your goals.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Frank,

      For sure my friend, many times we get interrupted by people and end up hurting our growth since we sacrafice our time. We need to be firm and manage our time correctly and say NO sometimes so we can accomplish our goals.

  7. The only time I struggle with time management is when I have many things due on the same date at work. But even with such, a little planning on the front end goes a long way.

    Over the years, I think I’ve improved my relationship to time quite a bit. Focusing on doing the things that I like doing — the things that are truly imponrtant to me, I would say, is the #1 thing that has helped me out a lot. The other things (like chores, errands, etc.), I find ways to fit them in when I can. When I do things this way, I’m ensured that I have plenty of time for my family, friends and myself. Sure, ther are periods when my schedule is hectic, but things calm down after a while.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Belinda,

      It sounds you are manageing your time perfectly. Good for you my friend, glad to hear that :)