By Mary Segers
A strategy is a carefully formulated action plan designed to help you achieve a goal. I’m going to do something out-of-the-ordinary here and dissect that statement into those 5 underlined critical areas. So that will be:
· Carefully Formulated
· Action Plan
· To Help You
· Achieve a Goal
Hopefully, after reading this article you’ll realize the importance of creating your own strategies for all your home time management issues.
So here we go…
Have you ever said, “Hmm, maybe I’ll try this for a while and see if it works.” I don’t know about you but that doesn’t sound very convincing to me. A more carefully formulated plan would be, “Ok, I’ve got this problem and I’m going to handle it by doing XYZ. I’m going to stick with that for X amount of time after which time I’ll reevaluate. If I need to regroup I’ll try ABC.”
All the talk in the world will produce absolutely no results without putting them into action. Action is what’s going to let you know if something will or won’t work.
Whatever plan you come up with needs to be designed around your life and your struggles. I could tell you all day long what works for me… and others… but when it comes down to it that may not be what works for you. Therefore, since you know your life, your preferences, your motivators, and your struggles, you would be the best person to come up with what works best for you.
(A side note here: As a results-oriented Time Management Coach I can tell you that a professional can help you implement changes and create action plans that will help you achieve your goals but still you have to know what changes you’d like to make based, again, on your life and your struggles.)
To Help You
Let’s face it we all engage in behavior that doesn’t really help us manage our home any better. Sitting on the couch watching TV isn’t getting that living room painted. Chatting on a social networking site isn’t spending time with your spouse and kids.
Many times we… figuratively speaking… shoot ourselves in the foot by engaging in behaviors that are in direct contrast to what we’re trying to accomplish (e.g., sleeping late when we’ve created a strategy that requires us to get up early).
Part of managing our time is figuring out what works and doing it but another part is figuring out what doesn’t work and not doing it.
Achieve a Goal
The culmination of all we’ve been talking about it the achievement of a goal… whatever that goal may be. Even though achievement is at the end of the equation it’s really the impetus for the whole strategy process.
Maybe… if you’ve so far been unsuccessful at home time management… you simply haven’t had the end product etched firmly enough in your mind causing you to fumble at one of the previous tasks.
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