By Paulina Putilin, EBA15B
Self-management is crucial in today’s working life and business environment in order to be successful. With more and more constantly on our plates, we need to choose what to focus on in order to make ourselves stand out from the crowd more than our competitors. Time management and self-control play a huge part in achieving these goals, while studying and at internships. Setting goals and planning on ways to reach these objectives is fundamental if you want to succeed in your career.
Time-management is central not only for your career, but also for your personal life. It is key into making your daily life smoothly and effortlessly. Making short “to-do” lists and checklists is a great way to time-manage at work and also in your daily life. Small things you would otherwise forget will get done easily if you take only 5 minutes in the beginning of each day to gather all the things for the day in one list. Then as you go along, checking things off the list, there is less stress on trying to remember everything. Also, it’s quite satisfying when you get the whole to-do list completed.
Controlling yourself is also fundamental for success in work and home. Being able to get things done, and not be lazy, is something everyone struggles to do every once in a while. As nice as it would be slouch in your bed all day, you also need to get things done. I tend deal with this problem of “laziness” by forcing myself to get up, then make a list of things that need to be done. After I finish the list I reward myself with relaxing for the rest of day and focusing on myself. I tend to do this since I have noticed, that if I have a million things to do, and I do nothing, I`ll just be even more stressed when the things start piling on.
So, remember to manage yourself well! It is key into feeling well and performing well.