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Developing Your Time Management Skills

By Edited Sep 10, 2016 0 2

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Time management can be construed in several ways. But it is generally understood as proper allocation of time in terms of maximizing it by carrying out more tasks. It could be implemented to many situations, whether in school, or work, and essentially everywhere that requires something to get done within a particular period of time.

Time Management In Focus

With plenty things to do in a span of 24 hours, most people have a hard time setting their priorities and discerning what are the things that must be done first. There are a lot of distractions in life that can take our attention away from far more crucial things. Sooner or later, most of us fail to maximize our use of time that we wind up achieving nothing for the day. Hence, the real question is: how do you manage your time?

Time management works much as economics. It's an allotment of scarce resources, which in this case is time, in order to harvest utmost efficiency at the end of the day. Nevertheless, we do not need to become good economists in order to efficiently handle our time. All we need is common sense and fine sense of judgment in order to maximize everything we do.

Few Things To Take Into Account To Properly Manage Your Time

In order to decently manage your time, there are a few things that you have to look at. You have to condition yourself to do the most crucial or most urgent tasks first. This is what puts responsible people above from those who aren't. Knowing what matters to prioritize first would help you to surmount all those distractions along the way.

Even so, knowing your priorities is just primarily your first step. As the cliché would have it, it is easier said than done. It is best urged to write down the things you have to do for the day. When you already have the checklist or to-do list for the day, you have to make a mindset wherein you must carry them out. Once you are accustomed to this list, soon you do not even have to keep listing them. Rather, you'd create a mental note for what you're set to do for the rest of the day.

By doing this, you're not only able to set your priorities but builds up a sense of responsibility that will show helpful in the long run.

Recognizing what your priorities are is just the first step. Relaxation is also a crucial factor in our day-to-day activities. The best thing to do is to start periodic rest times ideally 10 minutes every two hours in order to relax our mind and muscles from stress. Relaxing once in a while also betters our concentration in what we are doing. Hence, it improves your degree of productivity.

Advantages Of Time Management

There are many advantages when we properly manage our time but we'll just discuss a couple of and most important ones.

It rules out cramming – When you have properly set your priorities, you're able to finish your task early on. This cuts time and you would be more likely to achieve things in advance. Hence, you prevent cramming. When you do your work sooner than usual it also allows you to achieve better results since you could apportion more time to focus on your task.

Eliminates stress – When you continue beating deadlines, there is the tendency to consume more time. When this happens, you interrupt your sleeping habits and thus produce more stress. Proper time management helps you rid of the stress since you properly allocate your time for work and rest.

Proper allocation of your time is a difficult task, but once you get used to it, you're sure to become more productive.


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Comments

Apr 6, 2011 7:06am
RaymonT
Excellent advice- thank you for sharing!
Apr 13, 2011 5:13pm
micxjel
i really would love to have discipline my self when it comes to time management but i still could not do it perfectly...
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