Organizing is the Key to Managing Time and Stress


By

Harpreet Sandhu
Lecturer
College of Management & Economic Studies
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
Dehradun
 


Being organized is being in control. Most of the people are not born organized, but learn it over the period of time, as it is an acquired skill and anybody can master it.

Organized people have full control over their lives. Most successful people are incredibly organized. Though they have many responsibilities, they count their successes by the number of hours they put down to do what they have to do. They have the ability to adopt the techniques that simplify their lives and make their work more efficient. The little things like prioritizing, delegating, doing important work at prime time when energy levels are high goes a long way in time management and stress busting.

What is STRESS? Doctors define stress as anything that disturbs your healthy mental or physical well being. Isolation, overwork and poor time management all lead to stress. Sustained long term stress can make one feel anxious and frustrated, breeding a sense of failure in an individual.

Following steps can help reducing stress and managing time:

1. PRIORITISE YOUR TASKS: Do the important tasks first. Make the habit of completing every task you start without having to go back to it.

2. ELIMINATING DISTRACTIONS: Find out what are your time wasters and try to eliminate them. Most common distractions are visitors, telephone calls, excessive paper work, poor scheduling etc.

3. EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT: Plan the work and establish priorities. Make a daily to do list. Set specific business hours when to do work and when to receive visitors, take telephone calls and socialize. Decide what your PRIME TIME is and do the important tasks then.

4.  KEEP TIME FOR FITNESS REGIME: Exercise is a great way to relieve anxiety, stress, frustration and daily pressures. It also helps to recharge emotional batteries. It also helps one to think creatively.

Take care of your major business asset i.e. YOU. Being organized helps one to be in control of one's own life. So learn to balance your personal and professional life.It is all about effectively handling hundreds of minor invasions that we face in our every day life. When we are in control, every thing becomes easier.

REFERENCES:

1. Managing time and stress by, Isabel M Isidro

2. The First step to being organized by, Carol Halsey
 


Harpreet Sandhu
Lecturer
College of Management & Economic Studies
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
Dehradun
 

Source: E-mail May 2, 2006

     

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