According to dictionary. com, time management is defined as the ability to use one’s time effectively or productively, especially at work. Time management is a skill that many hope to achieve as it allows you to get more accomplished in the day. I feel confident in saying that I have excellent time management skills when I’m at work. I can’t boast the same for my personal life.
Like so many others, I would silently berate myself for not being better with my time. It wasn’t until Sunday’s church service, that it all started to make more sense to me. When you flip words around, they tend to take on a different meaning. On the surface level, managing time and time management seem to mean the same thing. Both seem to have to deal with prioritizing something.
Instead of telling someone or yourself to improve your time management skills, instead tell them/ yourself to management their/your time more effectively. You see, when say time management, time is managing you; whereas managing time is when you are in charge.
Following up from my last post, I want you to create a to do list each night. Do not go to bed not knowing your goals for next day. I also want you to start timing yourself. How long does a task take you to complete? And then add up the times. I truly believe this will help you to start managing your time better, and not allowing time to manage you.
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