Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time Management Skills

Work Smarter. Improve Time Utilization.

This section discusses personal time management skills. These are essential skills for effective people.
People who use these techniques routinely are the highest achievers in all walks of life, from business to sport to public service. If you use these skills well, then you will be able to function effectively, even under intense pressure.
At the heart of time management is an important shift in focus:
 Concentrate on results, not on being busy.
Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little because they are not concentrating on the right things.

The 80:20 Rule

This is neatly summed up in the Pareto Principle, or the '80:20 Rule'. This argues that typically 80% of unfocused effort generates only 20% of results. The remaining 80% of results are achieved with only 20% of the effort. While the ratio is not always 80:20, this broad pattern of a small proportion of activity generating non-scalar returns recurs so frequently as to be the norm in many areas.
By applying the time management tips and skills in this section you can optimize your effort to ensure that you concentrate as much of your time and energy as possible on the high payoff tasks. This ensures that you achieve the greatest benefit possible with the limited amount of time available to you.

Time Management Tools

By the end of this section, you should have a much clearer understanding of how to use time to its greatest effect.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Get Day For Positive Thinking

Everyday is a new day of positive thinking when you focus on what's important. Talk about opportunities! It doesn't matter if you went to bed in a negative mood yesterday, because today gives you another chance to benefit from positive thinking.

Feed your mind with positive thoughts to effectively start a new day of positive thinking. For instance, you can use these affirmations for today or these free positive affirmations to think positive thoughts.

See, our thoughts create our reality, so any moment is always the perfect moment to think positively. The first minutes and hours of your day are the most important ones, because your mind is very receptive and doesn't add unnecessary thoughts.

The power of gratitude

A key tool to start a new day of positive thinking is to feel gratitude. This is the first tip that you can find in these five tips to become a positive person. Don't jump out of bed straight away when you wake up. Choose something that you are thankful for and think about it, while still laying in bed.

You could feel grateful for a beautiful day, for your partner lying next to you, for the breakfast that you will enjoy, or for something that you will do in the evening which excites you. Feeling gratitude will strengthen your positive mood, and it's an excellent way to keep a positive attitude outlook.

Find a quiet place with no distractions to focus on breathing properly. With your mouth closed, take a slow breath and let it go slowly too. Focus on the air coming in and out of your body. Repeat for a few times or a minute, and you'll notice how you feel better.

You could also make use of these positive thinking phrases or these poems on positive thinking to support you on your mission of thinking in a positive way.

Three key points

You can gain a sense of direction and maintain your initial good mood throughout the day by keeping in mind these key points:

Breathe consciously
  • Breathing is essential to life. When you breathe properly you help your body and your mind relax. 
  • Learn to control your breath to gain calm and feel better.
  • Practise slow breathing every time you feel stressed or simply to improve your general mood.
Take a moment to think about what you want to achieve. Imagine how good it will feel when you've achieved what you want.

Come back to these key points frequently to maintain your positive mood and to start building a positive attitude. You can start a new day of positive thinking and keep your positive outlook with the tip.