Time management



Modern life is full of events, leaders simply need to manage to make during the day several important cases, meetings. Someone does not have enough time for personal life, for rest.

These problems today are called upon to solve numerous courses, seminars, time management tools that teach correctly and rationally plan both one day and the time period.


However, despite the need for such an organization, many do not at all perceive the methods of time planning, endowing them with myths and false signs. Let’s try to understand them.

It is possible to learn how to manage time.

These are just beautiful words used to describe the technique, the main thing is still the control of oneself. Often for a person, managing others is easier than with oneself. After all, my beloved, I would like to give indulgence, forgive mistakes, write off flaws on external factors. Therefore, in order to properly organize a schedule and learn how to plan time in principle, you need high self-discipline and self-motivation.

To manage everything, you need only more zeal.

It would seem a paradox, because many work with great zeal, but, nevertheless, they are still constantly busy, while the number of cases does not decrease at all. In fact, the applied number of efforts has little effect on the number of tasks performed. If you just take on a bunch of things, it’s going to be hard, but if you sort everything out and concentrate first on the most important, then it will be much easier to solve problems.

Planning itself takes a long time.

Many people are displeased to notice that precious time is spent on planning itself. However, the situation can be compared with an accident when a pipe is broken. In such a situation, you can focus on continuous bailing out water, and you can leave it temporarily for the first time and close the pipes first. In planning, the most important is the vision of what tasks are important, and which ones can not be dealt with at all. With a minimum of time, time management can release much more – it’s worth spending 15 minutes in the evening to analyze the past day and 15 minutes in the morning to clarify the upcoming plans and a half or two hours of free time in our pockets.

Time management involves a hard day planning.

Usually people think that organizing their own time means writing down the hours and minutes of all their actions with the subsequent rigid implementation of them in accordance with the plan drawn up. Although it must be assumed that in most cases such hard planning is not required. Although directly planning and is an important component of time management, but this does not indicate the need to rigidly paint all day. Time management provides methods for flexible planning, during which a list of what needs to be done in a day is planned, but the time for executing the cases and their order is already calculated on the basis of the current situation. Thus, a person at a given moment in time can flexibly use his schedule, without breaking it, but only by changing the order of events.

Time management is designed for orderly people who love logic, but for creative spontaneous personalities does not fit at all.

Time management is necessary for people of different types, although it is difficult to say how long it will take to write a new chapter of the book or develop a new design or design. Although the work and the creative, this does not mean that it can be allowed to run its course. After all, there are important business meetings with customers to determine the timing and cost of work. Nobody strives to conclude creative people in a time frame by means of classical time management with rigid planning. For such people, special methods are used that take into account all the specifics. So, the time frame can be expanded, setting tasks not for a short period of time in 1-2 hours, but for a longer one.In the same interval, you can put other tasks so that the creative person, seeing that he enters one of the directions to a standstill, could switch to something else and accomplish another task in time.

Time management is too difficult for an ordinary person.

Usually people try to apply time management skills from fleeting information from the press. This leads to the fact that a person pays too much time directly planning, rigidly introducing it into his life. And time for personal life and rest does not remain. This time planning quickly turns into disappointment. Time management really gets complicated if you do it wrong. Therefore, a thorough approach to planning, using it in the right way, will make it possible to achieve results by a small effort. Time management says that complications arise when trying to take on many tasks, but in the case of the right choice of tasks, everything becomes much easier.

Time management kills the naturalness in life, its spontaneity.

Often there are thoughts that the planned action is unnatural spontaneity and chaotic life, which is its charm. The organization of the same time is considered an attempt to mechanize life processes. In fact, time management is rather flexible, allowing everyone to personally determine the planned nature of their lives and their spontaneity. Usually there are times when you need organization and planning, and there are times when you can reduce the bar of control and plunge into the unpredictability of life.

To manage time, you need a scheduler.

Many rely on solving this issue on external tools, relying on daily logs, electronic time management tools. However, the mere fact of such an availability of an assistant does not even bring you closer to organizing your own time. As soon as a decision ripens in your head, you should start and do not wait for a gift in the form of a diary for the holiday. Let such a tool here and now become a regular notebook. Over time, you will choose the right and effective tool for solving problems.

You need to follow the list of cases carefully.

This list is also called to-do-list. In fact, this is a usual reminder of what still needs to be done. This list never ends, it is constantly growing day by day. In fact, it is a random intention. But in the event of unforeseen events occurring in life, the list immediately becomes inappropriate, we become insecure, as we relied on to-do-list. It may even seem that such a “failure” indicates an inefficient work of time management, which does not take into account the chaotic nature of life. In fact, time management teaches flexibility, which can be learned at specialized seminars. The to-do list is just an assistant, but not the primary means of planning and managing time.

For work there should be a separate list of cases, and for home and personal – separate.

Time management teaches that the list should fundamentally be one. After all, you are one person who has one whole life, in which there is a place for different things, even if at the same time. So lead in a single list and work cases, both personal and domestic.

The more tasks to include in the list, the more and it will be possible to implement them.

This is a typical mistake for newcomers to planning. If you can not physically accomplish all these tasks, then no self-organization will help. At the subconscious level, you will realize that such a number of plans is simply unrealistic, you will subconsciously push them away, oppose their implementation.

For more efficient time planning, you should use multitasking.

The habit of doing several things at once is quite promising, but it is still dangerous. The problem may be the dispersion of forces and attention to secondary tasks.Therefore, sometimes it is worthwhile to focus on the most important, leaving other tasks beyond the boundaries of attention.

Most of the time, calls and uninvited visitors are picked up.

Indeed, unnecessary calls, uninvited visitors are the thieves of our time, but we must still remember that the main thieves are ourselves. It is we who are the main enemies that prevent us from saying “no” when necessary, being prevented from giving part of the powers and control. Failures pose a dead end, forcing us to give up, we postpone the difficult tasks “for later” ourselves, we are lazy, we are distracted and so on. Having defeated this internal enemy, the outside will not be so terrible.

Time is money. This formula is classical, but it is necessary to understand that time is much more valuable than some money, because time is life itself.

Who among us knows how much he has been released? We have many ways to earn more money, but here’s to buy in a magical shop yourself more time no opportunity. Let’s really appreciate it!



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