GREAT HABITS FOR TIME MANAGEMENT | Make Better Use Of Your Time With These Tips, & Strategies

You’re looking to get the most out of your time. And in this blog I’ll show you how to make better use of your time with time management skills, tips, and strategies! Let this playlist series show you how your personal Triangle of Life will work to bring reality to your dreams!

Longevity needs to be guided by a controlled effort fueled with a semblance of order. Organizing your time to take that control into your hands could help ensure a more direct approach to accomplishing tasks. You’re working toward creating positive habits for better time managing tools to schedule work tasks, keep appointments, and even hit deadlines. But doing many “things” is not the basis for time management.

Time management is designed to take control over your life. When things control you to an obsessive degree things will spiral into uncertainty. A thing does not need to get finished as much as things need to get started. The secret to time management comes with your ability to say no to things and yes to life. Break the habits of obsessive behavior to bring a balance back to your work day and secure healthy career.

Keep in mind the process to success, longevity, and your purpose all have variables. Take what I teach you in this video, and the following series, with a sense of intrigue. Take notes, then do your do diligence; research, research, research. We love breaking down a complicated process and simplifying it. This gives us a chance to show you what we learned from other successful entertainers and their triangle of life!

How do you normally schedule your tasks out? Let me know in the comments below.

If you have often found yourself working on one thing only to realize a full day has vanished than things are controlling you. Maybe the idea to get something finished because of a deadline has lead you to this one uncontrollable situation. This is poor time management. Long term deadlines should show priority. In this video I’m going to go over some tools to help better manage your time to take back control.

Time management begins with your work station. A work space can absolutely affect your mood, your drive, to get things started. A healthy clean area will more likely keep your mind from feeling closed in from any clutter. Every start or end of your day, take a moment to organize your work station. A clean desk could be the difference between being efficient in your work day or not.

Once your work area is organized it’s time to brainstorm a to-do-list. Scheduling your day out with listing objectives helps your mind focus on tasks more than focusing on what to do. Your list can be a thousand items long. You are not required to finish everything on there today. If a to-do-list ends than you’re doing nothing with your career. Write every thought down. Nothing should be left out during brainstorming.

A nice start to an organized day. This is when you need to delegate tasks to get things going. You have no one to delegate to? How about to yourself. Figure out what elements those tasks are. Are they marketing tasks? Maybe you have a few networking tasks on there to follow up with people. Figure out the names of your elements and organize your list with a color coded system or even columns.

Now set a number from one to five next to the top five things you must start today. Does not matter the order of this top five, only that you have officially marketed them down. While you still have your list in front of you mark down any deadline dates next to each needed item. Finish organizing your day by listing food ideas for when your first fifteen minute break hits, lunch, and second fifteen minutes come around.

No management of time is worth it if you are not prioritizing you first. Balancing your life is essential to enjoying your life. Yes, of course you love acting, music, writing. What I’m talking about is all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Put time aside for your peace of mind. I work nine to twelve hours a day doing what I love. I still set time aside for people, places, and things that make my soul happy.

Another true role of prioritizing your time is knowing your deadlines. When you become aware of a time sensitive task/goal, it is your job to write that down with a date and game plan. Deadlines should never prioritize your full day. They should be a part of your work day in a way you are still allowing yourself, you time. As in, “you time” to choose yes and no toward things. Get ahead of any and all deadlines with control.

Set your appointments for your life, doctors, scheduled meet ups with friends, associates, family, and even business meetings. But that’s not all you should set up in your calendar while handling your time management. Prioritize people’s lives too. Set reminders a week and also a day before a special event in their lives. A birthday, anniversary, maybe something big is coming up for them like a film premier.  

An extremely reliable tool to live by when prioritizing your time management is the “touch it once” rule. Did you open an email? Respond. You missed a call, call back. You got a text, text back. You never want to find yourself saying “I’ll get back to them” and two weeks fly by. Opportunities will pass you by if you leave them be. Touch it once creates a healthy habit of getting on things quickly that could quickly get out of hand.

A to-do-list is a grouping of ideas organized into priorities. Daily planning, that’s next level time management. To-do-lists are more an outline of tasks. A daily plan gives you a greater picture of your day as a whole. Know what chunks of time you would like dedicated to broad areas. Set a specific amount of hours toward things like your career, personal time, sleep, health, wealth growth, things that fit you.

Now, long term goals let you know where you’re heading. Have direction to properly prep for. A business plan organizes goals for it’s one, three, five, seven, and ten year long term goals. Each milestone represents a new business level. Year one solidifies a position in an industry. Year three sets the bar if you’re a success or not. Knowing your long term goals help you to set up stronger short term tasks.

Examples for your year one goals might be to know your budget growth. To see if you earned above your overhead. Look at how your circle of influence has expanded. Set goals based on elements of how your company is growing in each area. Set specific numbers to guide you. A strong result indicator is, are you working and making a living within your field of interests, if so, than you’re on the right track.

Link your goals together. Let your short term goals influence your long term goals. Rule of thumb with any business is to allow everything you do to affect everything you do. Placing your valuable time into any activity should fuel results in all areas on some level. Even if the results are minuscule all things add up to big results in the end. The first step in a million mile journey is the beginning of being one step closer.

Strong essential habits are key to a career’s longevity. Setting up positive behavior can work towards maintaining a strong work ethic. Place time into your habit building efforts. You are worth every ounce of want you have in yourself to accomplish your dreams. Successful people take on good habits. Being around successful people with those good habits could potentially influence you all the same.

A time management habit to build is working within time blocks. A block of time set to a specific task with a dedicated amount of time from fifteen to two hours per block. Time blocks are designed to keep you centered on one task at a time while allowing you to control that time. This habit controls your ability to start multiple tasks in a day without being overwhelmed by one particular task. 

Time blocks work best when following these rules. One: A set time is utilized on all time blocks for that day. Two: You can work less time than a block’s specific time. Three: When that selected time runs out, stop what you’re doing and move on to the next time block. Four: Your job is to start things. You can always work on it again the next day. Five: You can have as many time blocks in a day as you want. 

No matter how much you choose to do with your time blocks please remember to always take breaks. You are important to your path. Without you than nothing can get started. Take lunch breaks, fifteen minute breaks when you can, and even allow yourself a chance to stretch and walk around. You need your energy to be productive. A car with a failing engine will only get you so far in an officiant time. Care about you!

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
~ Stephen King

Who truly benefits from time management? You and those around you. Time management is about you taking back control in your life to do right by others. Being in control allows you to accomplish tasks in a timely manor. To being on time often. Time management lets you know if you’re available or not. To have the power, freedom, to say yes or no when you know time isn’t available. Be in control of your time. 

What makes time management an asset? Knowing you can or cannot take something on. Knowing how to manage that time to accomplish tasks in order of importance. Living in the chaos of the unknown leads down a manic path of uncertainty. Turn chaos into possibility. Where your twenty-four hours a day can become a manageable field of endless opportunity you have now organized it into actionable intent.

When will you know your time management is working? You will know when you can see how well you handle a single hour. This gives direction that guides you in getting the most out of your hour. Your time management can basically delegate for you at this point. To let you know when you are available or can make yourself available. You will know when you’re capable of moving things around more realistically.

Where can time management take you? It takes you to a place of control. You want to take back control over your time instead of things controlling you. When things control you “things” feel like they need to get finished. In the end, the most important “thing” is your time. How you utilize that time best comes down to where you choose to control what you are doing with that time.

Why should you build your time management skills? To reasonably take on more in your career. At any given point we have twenty plus projects on our board at BBR Productions. We worked hard to master our time management to organize that chaos into a well oiled machine. You deserve the time to get everything you want to get done, done. Work a little here and there and everything will come together.

How can you begin to take back control over your time? Start small. Map out a few time blocks a day. Let those blocks be fifteen minutes in the beginning. This gives you an opportunity to get comfortable stopping when the alarm goes off. Two hours of work time gives you eight time blocks of tasks to start and stop. This helps you train your time managing habits until it is a natural action for you.

When it all comes down to it time management is helping your stress management. Control could potential alleviate stress. The overwhelming sensation to get things done could be that one thing taking a lot out of a person. That feeling of having too much on your plate. Or your to-do-list is growing to an insane amount of things to accomplish with no end in sight. A lot can seem like it is untouchable.

You need to give yourself peace of mind in your life. Time management is one of the tools to do so. Taking back that control puts your life on track for your wants. Control will set your plan back in your hands. To give you time for you as well. Because meditation, in whatever form you can do it, is a valuable act of kindness to yourself. Always take time for you in a day, in a week, month or a year. Be kind to you.

Make every day a day of new beginnings, fresh starts, and simply another step closer to your million mile walk. For one step a day will be three hundred and sixty-five steps closer to your dream becoming a reality. Now imagine if you were doing eight hours of work time toward your dream. That’s eight steps a day which equals two thousand, nine hundred and twenty steps to accomplishing your dream!

What you learn today is only as useful as what you do with it tomorrow. We deeply appreciate the love and support you are giving our blog. If you’re new and got this far, please subscribe for future content… Have questions? Let me know in the comments below! Show us you love our content with a like, comment, and share of this video. As always I’m Thomas J. Bellezza and remember your success is best with a team. So work together, grow together and rise together to bring reality to your dreams. 

About BBR Productions

Our mission is to bring reality to your dreams by being an affordable all inclusive production company for every type of venture and those who wish to find success in their possibilities. In 1996 BBR Productions Inc., began which was strictly an illustration company working with local illustrators and comic book company’s. In 1997 BBR Productions Inc., expanded adding audio recordings, graphic and web design, photography and mass marketing. BBR Productions Inc., first major client was TENEbRAE although other bands were signed on to the company roster for marketing and graphic design layouts. During 2000 BBR Productions Inc., began setting up small local shows and organizing large musical events featuring national acts throughout the Tri-state area. Working with musical acts, comedians and actors BBR Productions Inc., expanded yet again to more of an all inclusive entertainment company. In 2007 Began doing more with direct consultation, helping others create opportunities as well as managing more acts. 2008 marked the 1st annual Laughter is the cure show, helping raise money for foundations such as "Multiple Sclerosis Foundation" and various "Cancer Foundations". Soon to be on its 5th year. In 2013 BBR Productions Inc., opened its offices on Long Island NY allowing space to do in house seminars helping others realize their dreams with the help of people who have already been there. On October 3rd, BBR Productions Inc., will open their second office in Holbrook growing from 1,000 square feet to 3,800 square feet.
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