Time Management

What is time management? How can you manage your time? Do you have enough time to do what you want during your day?

Time is a valuable thing that we all have, yet many people don’t know how to use it wisely. The most common statement that I hear all the time from people is “I don’t have time.” Many people keep coming up with excuses for not doing what they love to do such as reading, exercising, spending time with the family among other things. Some people, however, who are the minority, say there is not enough time to do what they want to do in their day.

You know that we all have 24 hours a day to do whatever we want. Some use their time wisely and accomplish what they want to do, others, waste their day accomplishing little to nothing.

Why do you waste your time?
Everyone knows that time management is crucial to success, but why do most people waste their time and don’t accomplish much? There are two factors that affect people and make them waste their time unfortunately, in a non-productive way:

1. Parents

As children, we get affected by our parents and the way they deal with their time. Chances are if your parents value time and if they manage their time wisely, you learned those skills as a child. Otherwise, if your parents live randomly and waste their time in non-productive way, you get affected by that.

2. Your environment

By environment, I mean your relatives, friends, schools, media, and society. Our society affects the way we deal and manage our time. You got programmed by your parents and society to not manage your time correctly, which is why many people don’t learn proper time management skills and fail to achieve their goals.

Benefits of time organization
1. Control of your day

When you start you day knowing what exactly you are going to do, you are gaining control over your day and using your day affectively to help you accomplish your goals.

2. Gain time for social life and activities

When you manage your time correctly, you will have lots of time to spend with your family, friends, and do recreational activities. If you fail to manage your time, you won’t be able to find the time to do what you like to do or spend as much time with your family and friends.

3. Achieve your goals

When you manage your time correctly, you will achieve your goals. Managing your time correctly, helps you accomplish your goals faster.