The thing about time management is that it can be practiced.
I often hear women shake off time management suggestions as something they’re just not good at it.
“Oh, I suck at managing my time because I’m constantly getting distracted. I so wish I could have better focus, but it’s just not something I’ll ever be good at.”
I call bullshit.
Look, I’m not saying that I don’t believe that some people are naturally better at focusing and getting things done systematically than others. I also know that for adults with ADD or ADHD, staying on task and being self-motivated in a work-from-home environment is very real, clinical struggle.
But I don’t believe for one second that if you *practiced* specific techniques that you wouldn’t ever get any better at managing your time and your attention. If that were true, then the entire therapy industry wouldn’t exist.
So, what are we gonna do about it?
We are going to dive into real step-by-step exercises that you can work through in order to practice time management until it’s a habit.
(We are even gonna have a great sidebar specifically for ladybosses who do struggle with ADHD – straight from the mouths of experts. That will take place only in The Ladyboss Nation, so if you aren't a member of this FREE Facebook group, click here to join)
Time management is not just about getting a lot done in a short period of time. It’s not just about sticking to a task long enough to finish it. It’s not just about scheduling your day down to the minute and sticking to your schedule.
Time management is all of those things, and a few more.
The biggest mistakes I see ladybosses make when it comes to time management are:
1. Not tracking their time to know exactly how much time it takes to complete certain tasks or fulfill orders.
2. Not prioritizing their time critically.
So, do you think you fall into either (or both) of those categories?
The first step to solving EITHER or BOTH of those problems is to do a Time Audit. Yes, it's tedious. Yes it will add one tiny thing to your to-do list this week. Quit whining - do you want to make a change in your habits or not?