Developing Good Time Management Habits

Maryann Murphy, MSW,CPO®

Much of good time management consists of developing consistent habits for handling the ongoing tasks we have to fit into our busy days!  Once established, a habit gets you to brush your teeth regularly, put on your seat-belt when you get in the car, or sleep on the same side of the bed every night without even thinking about it!  It can also get you to:

  • finish your top priority tasks first every day,
  • plan each day the night before, or
  • set limits on your time-wasting behaviors.

The problem is — how do you develop a new, desired time management behavior into a habit, so that it’s not just an intentional practice, but an automatic reaction?  Here are a few strategies: read more