How to improve Time Management at Workplace & at Home?

Work out priorities to manage your time

Love your work and do best. Don’t be afraid to take help/guidance from pears/seniors. You need to decide if what he or she is offering is (a) real and (b) what you actually want. Avoid delegating your ambition to your boss and take control.

The place you live is really important. Make sure you devote time and effort to making home somewhere you can feel relaxed and comfortable.

Peer pressure can be very powerful. If it encourages you to go where you want, it is positive. If you feel under pressure to aim for things you’re not totally sure about, that pressure might be too great.

At times, many of us find ourselves caring for a vulnerable relative who is dependent on us. This can also give you time to plan, even if at times it might seem heartless. In such situations, it’s necessary to use time more efficiently.

Use time planners

1. Write everything down. Everything.

2. Pick a planner that has room for your schedule and to- do list each day.

3. Use your planner to create monthly goals.

4. Make your planner a place for inspiration.

5. Keep track of your finances.

6. Schedule time to work on your business and not just in your business.

7. Incorporate self-care and family life into your planner.

In order to control your time, think positively and always put your plan into action.

Negativity is a time waister.The other thing about negativity is that our brains can’t process negative words according to the latest studies. So when we hear phrase like “don’t smoke” or “don’t touch that,” our subconscious skips over these negative words and simply hears “smoke” or “touch that.” Our conscious mind can obviously process these words, but it’s the subconscious that makes a lot of our decisions without us realizing.

Positive thinking can actually improve our overall happiness. I’ve written about this before in terms of noting. Down things we’re grateful for on a regular basis and how that can improve our happiness.

Positivity has shown to directly affect your physical health. Another study from the University of North Carolina used the ancient practice of loving-kindness meditation to test how cultivating positive feelings like love, compassion and goodwill towards others could affect the emotional and physical health of the participants.

Each day the tasks can be categorized as under:

Routine tasks

1. Stop overloading your to-do list.

2. Stop having open-ended meetings.

3. Stop answering repetitive questions.

4. Stop taking the same follow-up approach if people ignore you.

5. Stop eating lunch at your desk.

Spend adequate time on planning and development

1. Consider the goals of your organization.

2. Identify the benefits for trainees

3. Recognize desired outcomes.

4. Plan necessary steps.

5. Design lessons.

6. Establish a time frame.

                                                                                                          I had written a poem on time some time back. I repeat some of the lines of the poems to my students to make the message deserve careful consideration. The same lines are repeated:

Value of time is often little known:

For time’s inherent wealth scanty respect is shown.

Any other possession if you happen to lose

You can hope to get it back if you choose.

Wealth of time will never return

Simple lesson though many of us don’t ever learn.

Every moment of time you must use

To achieve anything, you may choose.

 In the changing environment I think Time and its proper use have become critical. Fat salaries for corporate CEO’s require harsher targets for the team to achieve. Undoubtedly, this creates great pressure on him. He tends to lose the simple joys of life like quiet reflection in the morning besides yoga or exercise, spending quality time with his family and pursuing at least one hobby seriously that he loves the most.

The good thing for the CEO is that today he/she cannot be fooled by just sweet words or clever flattery.  Performance appraisal is based on the real time strategic figures which are computed instantly.

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What makes people great?

If you want to become great in your life you to carry out the following actions:

  1. get up early in the morning say 5 AM every day.
  2. exercise every day or go for a morning walk for at least half an hour.
  3. Eat healthy food and in proper time. Eating slightly less than your hunger is always better then overeating.
  4. write down your goals in all aspects of life like: health goals, career goals, financial goals, family goals, social goals, hobby goals and spiritual goals. Do that now if not already done. Whether you are young or old if you have not written the goals write them down.
  5. Remember success comes only in the hard way. You have to be prepared to persevere to follow your dream. If you don’t have a dream specify one, create one. An individual without a dream in the lead a mediocre life.
  6. pursue excellence in everything that you do. It requires quest for knowledge, it requires focus, it requires your dedication and it also requires your patience.
  7. Time is your best resource. Use your time wisely. Every night you must write down on your journal how blessed you have used the time available to you during the day. Found this as a habit.
  8. During the day you must divide your time in the following manner: 15% on the routine matters, 25% on the ongoing projects and the remaining 60% on innovation thinking how to improve what you are doing, acquiring more and more knowledge on the subject of your interest.
  9. Develop excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Your communications come in handy for you to make good relations with others. One cannot succeed unless you have that knack of creating a helpful circle of people around you.
  10. you must be willing to help others only then people will help you. It is only give and take. You cannot fool around.
  11. Have a positive attitude. Never judge people. Keep an open mind to understand them.
  12. Be an excellent listener. Listen twice as much as you speak. You have two ears but only one mouth.
  13. develop a strong sense of focus. Ensure that you don’t get distracted. Follow the practice until it becomes your habit and a part of your personality.
  14. Read the biographies of great people. Most of them are stories of rags to riches. Thanks.

Insurance Companies and their ‘No Medical Test’ Policies

Such policies are nothing less than hidden attempt to reject most claims. Many policy conditions are written in such ambiguous fashion that the TPA and/or Insurance companies can reject any claim at their will and discretion. Before signing for any policy, one needs to go through and understand all conditions laid down in the policy/prospectus. Unfortunately, these conditions of the policies are written in such a language that these can be turned and twisted by the TPA/ Insurance Companies. If someone requests them to send a ‘rejection letter’ , for that also TPA insists that all their procedures must be completed.

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Five Ways to Break 10 Bad Habits

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Bad Habits

Nearly everyone has a bad habit that they should break. Some people have less than others and some people’s bad habits are more grating than those of others.  Bad habits like excessive drinking, smoking, biting the fingernails, etc., starts slowly and gradually. They jeopardize your health — both physically and mentally thereby wasting your time and energy.

Bad habits are hard to give up, they are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out off.  However, you can achieve anything with the right amount of willpower and a realistic plan of action. With persistence and right mind-sets, it’s possible to break your bad habits.

Here are some ideas for breaking your bad habits

  1. Change one thing at a time

It is most important that you don’t try to break all your bad habits, at once. You’re not a superhuman and trying to quit all your bad habits at the same time is probably going to be hard to achieve. Instead, prioritize and choose the habit that you need to change most urgently and then focus on that accordingly.

  1. Prepare for weak moments

A positive mindset is significant but if you’re not prepared for those weak moments this can be a biggest mistake. Try to remove temptations as that can help you prepare for those weak moments. For instance, clear the cupboards of junk food, keep some distance from friends who encourage you to smoke/ drink and avoid stressful situations.

  1. Set regular reminders

Bad habits are often so deeply ingrained in us that sometimes they can catch us unexpectedly. To help prevent those accidental slip-ups, try setting yourself regular reminders to resist those bag habits.

  1. Reward your success

The key to breaking bad habits is to make the process as rewarding and enjoyable, as possible. If you are facing difficulty focusing on the long-term benefits of breaking bad habits, then arrange small rewards for yourself as you go along to help keep you motivated.

  1. Remind yourself why you’re breaking those habits

In order to successfully break a bad habit, you have to be sure of your reason for breaking those habits. Find a solid reason for breaking your habit that really means something to you – such as improving your health, relationship or appearance – and keep your goal in sight. This will help you to carry on and stay strong in moments of weakness.

10 habits you must quit to be happy

When you quit doing the bad things, you make more room for the things that make you happy. Aristotle, a great philosopher once said, “we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit”. However, here are 10 habits that you need to give up in exchange for your happiness.

  • Quit procrastinating on your goals
  • Quit talking down to yourself
  • Quit blaming others and making excuses
  • Quit trying to control the uncontrollable
  • Quit criticizing others
  • Quit trying to avoid change
  • Quit running from your problems and fears
  • Quit trying to be someone you’re not
  • Quit living in another time and place
  • Quit being ungrateful

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Speech Spells Your Style

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Speech is, perhaps, one of the most important aspects of communication, today. Speech comprises the words that you speak and more importantly how you speak these words. Speech is not taught in schools and colleges. We just pick it up – from our parents, teachers, friends and others in the society with whom we interact. Some of the mistakes that people make in our circle are also adopted by us, though unknowingly. When we set out to improve, we have to unlearn many things. Just because we have been committing these mistakes again and again these form a part of our speech habits. Speech blemishes can be corrected with knowledgeable guidance and a lot of practice. In this regard let’s deal with the following six items:

  1. Knowledge of language grammar.
  2. Your vocabulary in that language.
  3. How you construct your sentences.
  4. Clarity in your voice.
  5. Your knowledge and ability to pronounce the words correctly and clearly.
  6. Pace, pause and tone of your speech.

Knowledge of grammar Normally, it is assumed that knowledge of grammar is only bookish ability and it’s useful only for written communications. This is a fallacy and totally incorrect. You can make nice sentences easy to understand only if you are adequately comfortable in the grammar of the language.

Learning or building of vocabulary is a lifelong process. It should never cease. Difficult, fancy or fashionable words need not be a part of your vocabulary. In fact, simple is beautiful.

Your construction of sentences, in a way, defines your speech. The efficacy of your speech depends on it. Short sentences of varying length may be intertwined to bring out a beautiful style.

Voice plays a major role in your speech. Voice need to be pleasing to the ears of your listeners. Voice can be made very attractive by proper breathing and desirable use of the speech organs.

Pronouncing the words correctly and clearly shows your style. Importance of clear and correct pronunciation should never be undermined.

How you speak is as important in conversation and speech as the content and language, if not more. Power of your speech depends on the judicious use of changing pace, pause and tone etc.    

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