1. Accomplish more
First off, one of the biggest benefits of time management is that you accomplish more.
This doesn’t mean that you just get more done. You may actually cross off LESS items on your to-do list than before.
What it means is that you get more done of what is important, and when you do what’s important, what you accomplish is far greater than before.
2. Feel accomplished
Not only will you accomplish more, but it will also help you feel accomplished.
How many times have you spent your whole day being “busy” but feeling like you accomplished nothing? Effective time management will solve that.
When you follow the principles of effective time management, even if your day gets crazy, you still can finish your day feeling accomplished for what you have done.
3. Less stress
Another great benefit of time management is that it causes less stress.
When you are busy doing all the urgent tasks that come along and feel you aren’t accomplishing all that you need to, or you are feeling overwhelmed, it creates stress. This stress can hurt your productivity, hurt your relationships, and hurt your health.
Managing your time well can help reduce it.
4. Less overwhelm
Ever have that overwhelmed feeling? So much to do and not enough time?
Truth is, you will never have enough time for everything. And you don’t need to.
Effective time management will help you focus on what’s important, remove what’s not, and help you feel less overwhelmed and less stressed.
5. Less rush
It will also help you feel less rushed. If you are always stressed and overwhelmed and focused on the urgent, you are going to feel rushed.
When you manage your time well, it helps you focus on the important, fight against the urgent, and lets you work without feeling so rushed.
6. Fewer problems
Effective time management can also reduce the number of problems that you face, which in turns reduces overwhelm and stress and helps you get more done.
Have you ever forgot about an appointment or something that you were supposed to do?
Time management can help with that.
7. Less rework
Rushing, stress, being overwhelmed can cause more mistakes and forgotten details. When you manage your time well, you will spend less time having to redo projects and tasks, which then brings more stress and overwhelm.
8. Stand out
Good time management can also help you stand out.
Many people waste so much time and are ineffective in how they go about their day. When you manage your time well, you accomplish more, and it makes you look good toward your boss(es) and potential companies that might want to hire you.
9. Get promoted faster
And when you are accomplishing more and standing out above those around you, you are likely to get promotions faster.
Not only that, if you are looking for a new job, and you have been effective iN what you accomplished, it can help you get hired faster.
10. Earn more money
Not only can it help you get promoted faster, but it can also help you earn more money (with or without a promotion).
Brian Tracy in his book Eat That Frog! tells the story of a lady who doubled her salary at work. She discovered what her most important tasks were and ask her boss that if she doubled her contribution by focusing on her most important tasks if he would double her pay.
He said yes. She doubled her contribution. He doubled her pay.
11. More free time
When you can manage your time better, not only does it decrease the overwhelm and stress, it can also give you more free time.
When you do what’s most effective and learn to manage, delegate, or delete the less important tasks, you create for yourself more free time to do other things that you find important.
12. More opportunities
If you are overwhelmed and stressed, when and how will you be able to take advantage of opportunities that come your way, let alone see them?
By managing your time well, you can not only spot the opportunities that come your way better, but also have the time and focus to take advantage of them as well.