Have you ever said to yourself, or to someone else, that you wish there was more time in the day? Perhaps you’ve even said you wish you didn’t have to sleep because there never seems to be enough time. If you have had these thoughts or find yourself struggling to complete projects on time, then you might be the victim of poor time management.
Effective time management is the ability to complete tasks within a certain time frame. The best way to achieve effective time management is to plan out each day. At the beginning of every day, you should make a list of how much time needs to be allotted for each task. Time should be budgeted in the same manner as a person’s finances.
If our time is not budgeted properly, it will be difficult for us to utilize effective time management. For example, if you’re busy working and someone calls, you might end up spending 15 minutes chatting. Then you check Facebook and lose another 15 minutes; after that, you decide it’s time to get something to drink. That is terrible time management, because with those three things you have used up nearly an hour of your day.
By planning out your day, it will allow you to gauge how much time is available for each task. No one should focus solely on one aspect of life because it will often cause other parts to suffer. Effective time management is definitely a skill-set, but it is a skill-set from which everyone will benefit.