Tips on Time Management Training – Creating Your Weekly Plan – South Africa
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Creating your weekly Plan
Tips on Time Management Training
Applying these Time Management Training Tips, we break our planning back to our weekly plan and we now identify the most important activities that must be performed during the next week. These activities come from the projects we have identified as priorities that must be completed during the next month.
Your action lists are the source document for creating your weekly plan. You will obviously choose the most important actions first and include these on your weekly planning sheet.
These tips on Time Management Training will show that, When allocating actions to your weekly planning sheet please note which projects are a priority. Explore your monthly planning sheets and ensure that you are allocating sufficient activities that need to be completed each week. When you do this exercise you can assess how many activities from each project need to be actioned each day to ensure that you remain on track to complete each project on time.
Your progress must be assessed weekly to review your progress against expectations. We will take a more in depth look at daily, weekly, monthly and annual reviews at a later stage.
When doing your weekly plan we further segment our week into three types of days as follows:
Work Days; these are days where we will schedule 80 % of our time to facilitate normal work related issues and 20 % of our day will be set aside for goal achievement activities.
Focus Days; these are days where we schedule 80 % of our time to facilitate goal achievement activities and 20 % towards work related activities.
Rest Days; these are very important days and must be included into your schedule. Rest days allow us to recharge our batteries and refresh our minds. These days are as important as work and focus days and must never be lefty out of your schedule. If you neglect rest from your schedule you will progressively become less and less effective. A rest day runs from midnight to midnight and during this time no work or goal related activities are handled at all. This is a time to completely unwind.
These basic, easy to follow time management training tips are designed to allow you to have a look at your week during your weekly planning session and choose between a work, focus or rest day. This is very important as the type of day will dictate how many goal related actions you will be able to accomplish on that day. For example on a work day you could possible only complete 3 actions, whilst on a focus day you could complete 8 actions.
The norm when people start applying these time management training tips in their lives is five work days, one focus day and one rest day. I would suggest that you work to increase the number of focus days each week, to between two or three. Imagine how much sooner you would achieve your goals if you had an extra day or two each week to invest into performing goal specific activities.
Please follow the link below to download the guidelines on how to build your weekly Plan.
Weekly Plan Worksheet
Author: Andrew Horton Tips on Time Management Training