Time management is really self-management. The objective is not to become super efficient or super productive but to use time to achieve one's objectives-to work smarter, not harder, as the saying goes.
Time is a unique resource. Time cannot be saved; it can only be spent wisely. Time past is gone forever. Time is irreplaceable and inelastic. Time is the most valuable resource available to a person. Time is also irreversible.
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Time is equal for everyone. Everyone has'24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 52 weeks a year available to them. The amount of time is not important but rather how that time is managed. Time can be managed effectively in the future only by planning today. It is a personal choice of how we use our time-to randomly move from one task to another without direction or planning, or to plan our day's activities, which will result in more productive use of time and the ability to accomplish much more in the same amount of time.
Scheduling Time Management within Time Budget
- Always put the schedule in writing;
- Focus on key objectives and priority items;
- Schedule around key events and actions;
- Schedule important or difficult tasks early in the day;
- Block out quiet time;
- Group related items and actions whenever possible;
- Allow sufficient time to do each task;
- Don't over schedule;
- Build in flexibility for unexpected events;
- Include thinking time
Although time is a- valuable resource, many people take a haphazard approach to managing it. They may use a piecemeal approach, trying a new time management technique or gimmick each week. This approach does not work-at least not very well. Changing time habits is a difficult process. A systematic, not a piece meal, method is required. While the steps to better time management are simple on the surface, they are difficult in practice and require replacing bad time management habits with good ones. Making this change demands effort, patience, commitment and a willingness to change.
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