Time Management Tips For Your Personal and Professional Development
Time can be overwhelming. Everyone, at some point, has had the feeling of not having enough time in their day. Especially this time of year, trying to start the year off with a good routine and tie up any loose ends from the one before. We know everyone at College Pro is extremely busy with recruiting, business planning, marketing and training...oh my! But then you have to factor in some personal time as well, because that's equally as important. A healthy work-life balance promotes productivity but sometimes you feel bad when you have so much to do, and you take some time for yourself. We totally get it! Take a five minute break and check out the time management tips below. Even if you only implement one or two tips, it can make a huge difference in your schedule.
When You're Feeling Unmotivated, Remind Yourself to be Grateful
It’s hard to stay motivated around the holiday season. The only thing you want to focus on is spending time with friends and family and how much food you’re going to eat. You get so caught up in the festivities, what happens when you realize that you haven’t met your goals? Do you try and make up for it with your New Year’s resolution? That’s not always full-proof!
Podcasts for Personal Development 🎧
Even if you want to keep up with the latest personal development content - it's hard to find the time. Between juggling work, families, friends, and countless other responsibilities, it can be hard to stay up to date on your favourite blog or find time to read that self-help book you bought three months ago.
Meg Jay: Why 30 Is Not the New 20 💭
For the modern young adult, everything seems to happen slightly later than it did for their parents: finishing school, starting a career, settling down for a family. For example, according to a report from Eurostat, the age of first marriage for both men and women increased by 1-4 years between 2000 and 2013. In her Ted Talk titled "Why 30 Is Not the New 20," Meg Jay - a psychologist whose work is centred on 20-year olds - discusses why “20-somethings feel like they have nothing but time.”
Be a More Confident Public Speaker 🎤
If the thought of speaking in front of people terrifies you, you're not alone. Glassophobia - literally translating to "fear of the tongue" - refers more broadly to the fear of speaking in public or in front of an authority figure. It is one of the most commonly reported fears, right up there with other stomach-turning thoughts like spiders, snakes, heights, and flying. According to StatsCan, an estimated 7% of the Canadian population has this social phobia. And even among those whose discomfort with public speaking may not be classified as a full-blown phobia, there is of course a spectrum - just because you're not terrified, it doesn't mean you're not afraid.
Distractions: Why They're Worse Than You Think. 🎧
iMessage on your laptop. WhatsApp Web. Smart watch notifications. The list is endless. Technology is wonderful - it's allowed us to stay constantly and instantly connected to the world around us. But we all know that isn't always a good thing. If I'm being honest, it took me about half an hour to write these three sentences.
The word innovation gets thrown around a lot these days. And as with any term that gets overused, it's also lost a bit of its meaning. Innovation, contrary to everyday vernacular, refers to more than just thinking creatively and coming up with fresh ideas. In the truest sense of the word, to innovate something means to change something that is already established and better it by using new ideas and processes.
Perfectionism Can Kill Productivity 💯
Most people like to do things to the best of their ability. We like to give it 100%, especially at work or at school. But doing things "perfectly" might not always be the best choice. Sometimes it's enough to do a really great job - because perfection takes time. And time is limited.
How To Say 'No' To Things...And Why You Should ❎
We live in an age where the idea of always being busy is glorified. The more you do and the less time you have, you somehow seem more important. Even more respectable. Nowhere is this mindset more prevalent than in the workplace -- and millennials are not exempt.