Time management is so important. It is such a valuable resource because it can only be used once. Often we hear people say “I don’t have enough time” or “I haven’t had time to do that”. We all have the same amount of time, it’s a question of how we make use of that time.
In the video below, Les Brown tells us that we have 1,440 minutes in every day. Faced with that, it is a matter of how we manage our time.
When a person learns time management skills, it will help them to spend more time on more difficult tasks. Because of everyday time constraints, we need to learn how to make the most of our time with our work by doing more important tasks.
Time Management Effectiveness
We handle many different fields depending on what we do. There are many time management techniques that would prove useful for several fields of life. For example, a student can learn and practise time management by applying time management techniques when doing their homework or projects. Using time management techniques and practices can and will help to ensure the quality use of your time and the efficiency of the results that they produce.
Rather than working harder, we can work smarter so that we may realize how much time we can save when we use time management practices. But the success of these techniques largely depends on how you appropriately follow your schedule. A person can tremendously reduce their stress levels when following some time management techniques.
Having A “To Do” List
A basic aspect for effective time management is creating a “To do” list. This can help you cope and deal with the problem of losing time frequently. It is not advisable, however, to have several “To-do” list at once since it might lead to confusion. It is important that you place your list on a location that is easily visible for you. Hence, you will be able to consult the list right away on what your next task is supposed to be. When first faced with the task of compiling a to-do list many people go overboard and write down lots of tasks.
That really is not advisable as it is unlikely that the list will be completed. This will lead to frustration and eventually the “to-do list” will be regarded as a waste of time and will be abandoned.
Personally, I decide on 3 important things that I need to do each day and will devote time until they are completed. This is very satisfying and helps me to manage my time very effectively.
Another good method of time management is to handle daily tasks by prioritizing the more important tasks first. By doing this, you can then be able to separate the tasks that you need to do in accordance with their relevancy and significance. Then, you can deal with each task one at a time.
It is so easy to spend time surfing the Internet , but this should either be done sparingly or not done at all until our tasks have been completed.
This can be a very difficult one as many people DO NOT like to say no.A very effective time management skill is the ability to say “no” when other less important tasks and affairs are brought up to you and you have more important pending tasks. By learning how to turn them down, it reflects your commitment to follow your schedule and accomplish the task at hand. Once you have mastered how to effectively do this, you will save a lot of time in the future. Not only will you be able to finish your tasks in time, but you will also open up more opportunities to accomplish more.
Time Will No Longer Be Your Enemy
Managing your time is important for several reasons. The most apparent reason is merely completing the job within the time frame you have allocated for it. It saves you from eating up the rest of the time needed for other useful tasks. For some, time is considered an enemy.
But getting yourself familiar with these time management techniques will enable you to enjoy your tasks as you do them, and quit worrying about time as a factor. After all, you cannot stop time from running; you have to keep up with it.
There might no be dramatic changes that comes with proper time management. However, it allows you to become more effective and productive as you continue to plan your days ahead.
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