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How to Manage Time Effectively? : The Importance of Time Management

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Time is an asset that we always want more of desperately, It is rightly said: "Time and Tide wait for none. Don’t think the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland as your role model when it comes to time Keeping, because if he had practiced better time management he wouldn't have been late every time. A person has to understand the important of time to get success in all form of life. If we waste our time we will fail to make our unique identity. If you lose money, You might get a second chance to make it back, But a wasted hour is irreplaceable forever. While we can't add an extra hours to our day, I can help you to understand the importance of time management and improve your skills to manage your time effectively to maximize the time you do have in your hand. Everybody could benefit from managing their time more efficiently and appreciating it for the definite resource.


1. What Is Effective Time Management?

We can say time management means allocating the right amount of time to the right activity so that we can make a better use of our time. It will let a person to spend specific time slots to Specific activities as per the importance. Managing time means to use the time more productively. As we always have limited amount of time. The outcome of good time management is developed our productivity. It’s a key aspect for a best performance.


2. Is Good Time Management Important for us?

The important of time management depend to how much it impacts our personal and professional life. Have you ever thought"I just lost an important hour of my life and I will never get it back"? You probably did a lot of many times. There are a lot of "Time Wasters" in our day to day lives, which is why we all need better way to manage our time effectively. Time management helps you with planning your day perfectly. Through this you find the best use for every moment of your life. Excellent time management allows you to create a healthy balance between your work flow and home life. The consequences of bad time management include missing deadlines and living with more stress.


3. How to manage our time more productively?

The key to better time management is not to work more, But to work more efficiently. With the relevant time management skills and tools, you will experience a lot of benefits from good time management.Here are 5 effective tips to manage your time better.

1. Avoid Distractions

In today's world, we get a lot of distractions.Facebook, Instagram, E-mails, Instant messages, Funny videos and so on. It is important to eliminate these distractions while working so that you can focus on the important tasks at your hand. This doesn't mean that you are never allowed to watch, But there are time and place for everything. If you manage your time wisely you will get work done faster. This will give you more time to relax and entertain yourself.

2. Prepare Task list and Priorities

Planning is key to time management. An effective planning method is to identify all the tasks that you need to do to complete your work. This can be done by making a task list. The next step is to prioritize your tasks. You can implement methods like the Pareto Principle or Eisenhower method to identify which tasks take less time or which are important and urgent tasks. It’s better to do more complex ones first. Doing easier tasks at the end will avoid delays.

3. Track your Time Accurately and Createa Schedule

After you have identified and prioritize the tasks, Estimate how much time it will take to complete them. Most of the time things will not happen as planned, So in your Schedule include extra buffer times for unforeseen events. Also allocate enough time for research, testing, meetings, breaks and other necessary activities. After planning to create a schedule this includes all tasks and their duration. Using digitizing calendar for your schedule helps to reduce the stress of having an inevitable paper chaos.

4. Setting Deadlines and Goals

You would be lost without goals and targets. Set Goals/targets for yourself and make sure they are real ones and achievable. In order to achieve your goals, You have to set deadlines for yourself. Strive hard to complete your tasks ahead of the deadlines. Learn to take ownership of your work. You can only set the best deadlines for yourself. Ask yourself how much time needs to be devoted to a particular task for how many days. Use planner to mark the important deadlines.

5. Spend the right time on the rightactivity

Work done at the wrong time is not of much use.Don’t waste a complete day on something which can be done in an hour or so.Allocate separate time for your personal activities. Develop the habit of doing the right thing at the right time.For effective Time Management, one needs to be Organized and focused. Don't misuse your time for unwanted loitering or gossiping. By sharpening your time management skills, you can be more confident and effective at your work/studies and you will have more time to spend with your family. You can take care of yourself. A proper Time management helps you to lead a successful life.

“Do you guys have any other tips for better Time Management?”

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