Did you know that an average of sixty-seven percent of Americans make resolutions for the new year, but only about 9.2 percent keep them? Based on Google search data, the main searches for self-improvement in the new year are 1) to get healthy and 2) to get organized.
“Taking steps to get organized and manage your time will make other goals like saving money, traveling more and creating an exercise habit easier to achieve,”
….explains Heather Rogers, vice president at Time Timer®, a visual timer that helps children and adults better understand how much time is remaining for their tasks.
“Even if you don’t think organizing is fun, think of how it can enable the activities you love most.”
Invented by a mom in Ohio whose kid was always running late for the bus, the Time Timer is a tool for organizational professionals, families, schools and businesses to assist individuals in managing time more effectively by visualizing how time elapses.
If your New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to get organized and manage time more effectively, you might want to consider these tips from Time Timer:
- Declutter and put everything in its place. If this seems a bit overwhelming, but we suggest that you set a timer for 20 minutes and do a blitz pick up.
- In addition, make a list of everything you need to do this coming year, month and week, and then prioritize which tasks are most important.
- Do the dull and boring tasks first and get them out of the way first instead of spending time dwelling on having to do them.
- Break up big jobs into manageable chunks of time so they seem less daunting. Some even suggest breaking up your resolution into chunks to make your goal more attainable.
- Schedule breaks in your day. Take a walk, grab a cup of coffee, check your social media accounts and then get back to work with a fresh mind.
- Audit your time weekly and make adjustments. Did you spend too much time on email? Set specific times for email and then turn off your push notifications. Whatever it is that is a time parasite, rearrange the time spent on it.
- Set firm boundaries so that work doesn’t creep into life too much and vice-versa. There are sometimes exceptions, but the 9 p.m. work emails are not usually a crisis, are they? And how much time of your work day are you spending looking at a friend’s baby registry? Allow yourself a few minutes and then get back to work.
Managing time is essential to getting and staying organized. A tool that aids in understanding and tracking their time better can help them reach all of their 2018 goals.
“Most people struggle with time management because it’s not tangible, but with Time Timer, it is,” says Deb Cabral, certified professional organizer and productivity consultant.
“The colored disc gives you the opportunity to visually keep track of time. We use it with many clients such as children and teens, adults in the workplace and those that struggle with being able to focus.
The Time Timer is the best tool to help manage your time.”
About Time Timer
For anyone who wants to measure and manage time more effectively, Time Timer® is an innovative visual timer designed to “show” the passage of time through the use of a patented red disk that disappears as time elapses. The Time Timer is used in schools, offices and homes worldwide.
For more information, visit TimeTimer.com.