The principle of Time Management seems simple at first thought; it requires an
individual to use self-discipline to complete a certain task at a prescribed schedule. Like
the gravity of a large heavenly body on a small heavenly body, the world can easily pull us off our scheduled course. I will identify the causes that deter time management and find solutions to enhance time management.
Time Management is more than just managing our time; it is managing ourselves
in relation to time. It is setting priorities and taking charge of procrastination and using
time more effectively (Walker, L. (1988). “Procrastination: fantasies and fears.” Manitoba Journal of Counseling.) It means changing those activities that cause us to waste time. As
parents we teach and manage our children’s daily activities from school to playtime in a
world of friends, family, the Internet, video games. 600 channels of DirecTV we
compete with an endless list of distraction that deters effective time management.
We must learn the secrets to juggling multiple tasks and maintaining high level of performance on all tasks while focused on the goals we set at work and at home (Allen D. (2002) “describes the lists to keep track of and organize your tasks” Penguin). Being willing to experiment with different methods and ideas to enable ourselves to find the best way to make maximum use of time. The mind works more efficiently when it is focused on one task at a time. Multitasking is actually a disadvantage to productivity and could leave an individual feeling overwhelmed.
An individual skilled in time-management stands to gain much more from everyday life than the next person, the use of planners can help to keep your personal or work schedule on track. The use of personal deadlines can benefit your schedule by stay ahead of the current task at hand, and by being realistic about personal deadline and demanding a strict schedule of yourself. By...