TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR THE MODERN MAN
August 7, 2020
It is seen all too often in this modern day, blokes that can't even get a haircut because they don't have the time to break away from the grind. The chances are that they are busy pursuing their career, accomplishing a pile of paperwork, meeting clients and providing for their family's needs.
With so much happening, how do you make time for the other activities in life, such as having quality time with your family and enjoying some SELF time? The simple answer is better time management, but that can be challenging and it it is often easier said than done. Fret not though, as today we've got a rundown of time management tips to help you make the most of your days.
1. Reduce your screen time
It’s no wonder so many of us get around like 21st century zombies, not getting enough sleep at night and not finding enough hours in the day. A good part of this is probably because we are all busily hooked up to our screens twenty four seven. For many of us we spend way too much time using our mobile phone, watching the TV, or staring at our computer screen.
Unless you're doing something productive and valuable, then it's best to reduce your screen time. This can give way to better sleep and other more important tasks. Check your usage in your phone settings, most of us will be blown away by how much time we actually spend scrolling away on our phones each day.
2. Check your calendar
Or start using a calendar if you don’t already. This will help you to prioritise your time and will show you what things you have time for and what things you need to set aside. Scheduling your daily activities with calendar reminders can take the stress out of trying to remember everything yourself. You will find that with better planning and a little routine and ritual, you can allocate more time for SELF, which we look at next.
3. Focus on SELF care
Everyone knows how important it is to take good care of oneself. However, what many fail to realise is that self-care is often associated with time management. This means that you shouldn't ignore tasks that will boost and maintain your overall well-being. Most people tend to compromise their health to give way to other tasks that they deem more necessary. Ultimately, SELF stands for Sleep, Exercise, Love, and Fun – be sure to make time for those!
4. Make changes to your lifestyle
Ultimately, for the best time management you need to take a good look at your broader lifestyle and assess it holistically. What are the most important things that you wan’t to achieve? Start with these goals in mind and then look for lifestyle adaptions that can help to bring positive change and bring you closer to the realisation of these goals. Be sure to prioritise SELF-care and as a rule of thumb, start by working towards one goal at a time to avoid over doing it and burning out.
Time management is indeed challenging for the modern man, yet it is not impossible. By following the tips that we have outlined above, you'll be on your way to making the most of your days and hopefully you’ll be scheduling time on your calendar for your next haircut and shave here with the team. Look forward to seeing you soon.