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Weekly Course on Time Management – Week 20 – The Importance of Smart Schedule Management For Busy Moms
Growing up, we have all heard that time and schedule management are critical skills for successful people. Whether at school when your math task was timed or later at college when your assignments had a deadline, the bigger idea has always been to teach the skills of schedule and time management.
Later as you start your professional career or choose to be a homemaker, time management remains one of the most commonly practiced skills in almost all life areas.
But have you ever wondered why it is so important?
Let’s try and find out the answer to the critical question in today’s lesson on time management.
Why Is Schedule Management And Time Management Important?
Time is a limited resource. We only get 24 hours every day to accomplish all the tasks that we wish to complete. And since we are working with a limited resource, management is critical so you can make the most of your resources without compromising on your health, sanity, and work-life balance.
Here are four reasons why I think time and schedule management skills are crucial for you.
Effective Time And Schedule Management Improved Performance
When you specify a block of time to accomplish an important task, you know you have little or no time to waste, so you focus all your energy on getting the job done. With adequate time management, you end up avoiding distractions which results in improved performance.
Think of it from the perspective of a home school mom. When you specify a block of time for a particular activity, let’s say teaching Science unit, you know you have a 30 minutes slot to get the concept across and check whether your kids have grasped the concept.
As a result, you end up concentrating on the designed activity. And when you as a homeschool mom are focused, it will reflect in your student’s actions resulting in better learning and improved academic performance.
Time And Schedule Management Allow You To Deliver Better Quality Work (On Time)
Effective time and schedule management practices allow you to prioritize tasks, so you only concentrate on the important ones. When you are not continually racing towards meeting several deadlines simultaneously, the quality of your outcome improves. Moreover, as you rely on proper scheduling and prioritization of the tasks, you will deliver the outcome on time.
Again, from the perspective of a homeschool mom, if you rely on time management practices, including scheduling and prioritization, you are more likely to end up with a better homeschool session. With better planning and scheduling, your homeschool session will be a more productive one, not just academically but also personally.
Time And Schedule Management Are Great Ways To Reduce Stress
Effective time management allows you to prioritize your task list, so you set aside time for the most important tasks instead of juggling to complete everything.
As you prioritize and delegate (another critical time management skill), you give yourself enough time to focus on the most essential things. As a result, it helps reduce your stress levels.
It Boosts Your Confidence
Sounds surprising, right?
But it’s true. When you manage your time effectively and complete the tasks for the day, you feel accomplished, which boosts your confidence and motivates you to do better the next time.
If you are a homeschool mom, you would know how your confidence can impact your motivation and the success of your homeschool. So why not rely on smart time management practices for happy and fun learning.
Time management is critical in all areas of life. Whether you are a professional or a stay-at-home parent, using time management techniques can significantly improve your productivity and reduce your stress levels while giving a boost to your confidence. So what are you waiting for?