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10 Tips for Managing Your Time

10 Tips for Managing Your Time

Have you ever said, “I don’t have enough time to do everything that needs to be done”? I said those very words this morning. How do we handle the overwhelming demands on our time when we only have 24 hours in a day? Here are ten tips to help us manage our time wisely. I had to remind myself of these tips today. 1. Begin by going to God in prayer, asking Him to show

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Wasting Time or Relaxing?

I’ve been thinking lately about how I spend my time. As my days seem to be filled to the max, and deadlines loom, how do I get everything done that needs to be done? I had to stop and acknowledge some time wasters and evaluate how I’m spending my time. Some of the time wasters in my life are: 1. Social media – predominantly Facebook However, let me preface that by saying I see the

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Rest: How?

How do we rest when our lives are maxed out with to-do lists and circumstances of life, and we’re pressed from all sides? In my last post, Rest: What is That?, I shared three reasons why people don’t rest. We need rest, but we struggle with incorporating it into our busy schedules. So what’s the solution? REST. R – Reorder your priorities. Ask God to show you His priorities for you. What is most important

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I Can Do It All

 Guest Post by Edie Melson: I met Edie at the Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference last year, and she made a huge impact in my life. She loves the Lord, has a heart for people, and knows how to encourage others. When I asked her to be a guest blogger, she graciously said yes, and I’m thrilled to be able to share her words of wisdom with you. I can do all things through Christ who

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Time Management 101

Have you ever said, “I don’t have enough time to do everything that needs to be done”? I admit that I said those very words today. So how do we plan our schedules in such a way that we are able to manage our time wisely?    Begin by going to the Father in prayer, asking Him to show you how He wants you to spend your time. Make a calendar for the week. (I like

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Setting the Right Priorities

The number one problem in time management is a lack of priorities. We don’t manage our time well because we haven’t established our priorities. So how do we know what our priorities should be? First, you need to determine what God wants you to do with your life. What is His purpose for you? You begin by developing your personal mission statement. You will find a study on my Resources page to walk you through it. If

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Are You Resting?

We have looked at two misconceptions of good time management over the last two posts. Today I want to share a third misconception: If I rest or take time off, I’m wasting time. Many of us struggle with this mentality. We think, I can’t take any time off or do something just for fun. I’ve got too much to do. If I rest, I’m not being productive. To the contrary, we need to have some

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Busy, Busy, Busy

In my last post, I addressed a wrong perspective we often have in time management – the perspective that hurrying buys me more time. This week I want to look at a second wrong perspective of time management. “If I’m busy, I’m being productive.” Good time management is not just about activity, about being busy, but productivity. What are we accomplishing in our busyness? We can be very busy, but not productive in our time.

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A Wrong Perspective of Time Management

A Wrong Perspective of Time Management

What does your to-do list look like today? We are all busy, and we frantically try to fit everything on our to-do list into 24 hours. I mentioned in my last blog post that we have to set priorities in order to manage our time well. In the next few posts I want to address some wrong perspectives we often develop in managing our time. One wrong perspective is that hurrying buys me more time.

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Tick, Tick, Tick

Life is “ticking” away, one second at a time. Are we using our time wisely and making the seconds count for eternity? Or are we wasting time doing things God never intended for us to do? It seems that life gets busier each year, and we live at breakneck speed. At times, it feels like we’ve lost control. We have pressures of deadlines, family responsibilities, job duties, home responsibilities, church and ministries in which we want to

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