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: