Time Management.


Have you ever felt like 24 hours a day isn't enough? Yet some people achieve a lot with such limited time. And you wonder how they do it. Well, it simply because they have a good time management.

What is Time Management?

Time management means the managing of time to ensure that the right time is allocated to the right activity.

Time management is the process of planning conscious control of time spent on specific activities. It is ability of using time effectively and productively.

Time Management is a rewarding skill that can take you far in life. Be it personal or professional.

Why is Time Management important?

Learning the act of time management enables you to complete more in a shorter period of time, lowers stress and leads to career success. The benefits of having a good time management includes

Stress relief.

Making and following a task schedule reduces anxiety. As you check off items on your "to-do list", you will see how much tangible process you are making. This helps you avoid feeling stressed out with worry about whether you're getting things done.

More opportunities to achieve career goals.

Having a good time management leads to more opportunities and less time wasted on trivial activities. It's a skill employers look for. The ability to prioritize your time intelligently is extremely desirable for any organization.

More time.

Good time management wakes you up early which makes your day longer. It gives you extra time to spend in your daily time. People who can manage time effectively enjoy having more time to spend on personal pursuits.

Tips for Effective Time Management.

Good time management takes a shift in focus from activities to results. Being busy isn't the same as being effective. Infact, for many people, the busier they are, the less they actually achieve.

Priortize wisely- rank your tasks.

Prioritization and time management go hand in hand. You can achieve more when you start dedicating time to the right time. Prioritize tasks based on importance and urgency.

Do away with distractions.

It is important to remove excess activities or tasks. Determine what is significant and what deserves your time. Removing non essential tasks frees up more of your time to be spent.

Take a break between task.

Do well to get refreshed between tasks. When doing a lot of tasks without break, it is harder to stay focused and motivated. Allow space for rejuvenation between tasks to clear your head. Consider going for a short walk or meditating.

Organize yourself.


Use an online calendar for more long term time management. Write down deadlines for tasks. Think about which days might be best to dedicate to specific tasks. For instance, you might need to meet your boss to discuss some crucial information.

Track your time.

Make sure you start everyday with a clear idea of what you need to do. Individuals who keep track of their tasks are usually very productive, organized and efficient. It keeps you in track of the number of activities performed in a day so as to avoid overworking or multitasking.

Consequences of Poor Time Management.

Poor Reputation.

If employers cannot rely on you to complete tasks in a timely manner, their expectations of you are adversely affected. If you cannot be relied on to get a job done by your clients, they will likely take their business else where.

Poor work quality.

The inability to have a good time management typically makes the quality of your work suffer. Having to rush to complete tasks at the last minute usually compromises quality.

High stress levels.

By not having an order of tasks to be done, you suffer from loss of control. That can contribute to higher stress levels and anxiety.

Work imbalance.

Without a proper time management, you lose track of time which can lead to your tasks overlapping one another.

In conclusion,

With an effective time management, your hours can easily be managed to the best effect. Be intentional.

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