Investing time – the mistakes we make

Extract from Me Time: The Professional Women’s Guide to Finding 30 Guilt-Free Hours a Month by Kate Christie 

Managing your time better is not about being perfect. it’s about being smarter. Without making mistakes we would have nothing to learn from or to improve on. However – and this is a big however – sometimes we don’t learn from our mistakes. Sometimes we fall into the nasty little habit of repeating the same mistakes over and over.
And worse, some of the mistakes we continually repeat exacerbate our major pain points – such as not having enough time. Some of our behaviours actually result in us having even less time. Yes, we can be our own worst enemy.
There are some consistent themes when it comes to mistakes around time management. Have a look at the following 7 most common mistakes busy, clever women make when it comes to managing their time well, and see how you line up with them. By working through the 5 steps to Being SMART, and identifying your own behaviours, you will be able to avoid making these mistakes:
1. You compare yourself to other women
2. You were told you could have it all. So, what happened?
3. You don’t know where your time goes
4. You don’t say No
5. You don’t ask for help
6. You don’t schedule time for yourself
7. You don’t know where to start and so you don’t

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Kate Christie was one of our guest speakers at the Executive PA Summit in Melbourne on the 8th of February 2018. Find out more about the Executive PA Summits in Australia and New Zealand here.