Quite frankly, I don't think "time" is the problem.
The real problem is the number of activities or tasks that we take on. A sign of our time is that we forget how to say "no", and take on far too many things.
Our time is like jam, the more you try to spread it, the thinner it
gets. We need to be realistic about the amount of time we have available.
We need to maintain a proper balance in our life by allocating the time we have. There are occasions where saying no is the best time management practice there is. We need to determine what activities best utilize our time in order
to achieve the results we desire in all areas of our life!
So, what strategies can you utilize to take advantage of the time you
do have since, in fact, we all have the same number of minutes in a day?
Here are a couple of suggestions to consider:
- If you want to learn a new skill, or develop a mind skill for example, acquire CD disks and play them in your car on the way to and from work. This will use your time effectively saving you from having to dedicate other valuable time.
- Put down that remote TV controller and spend the time normally taken watching TV to a task, hobby, or project instead.
- If you are a manager or executive, look at opportunities to delegate some of your work to others. This is especially a good strategy for those types of people who try to do everything themselves but end up with little time if any to do more important futuristic tasks or develop new business strategies
- Get up earlier in the day to work on a project that you want to work on - a project just for you that you enjoy or want to do.
If you spend time working on your lawn, cutting, pruning bushes etc., and you find this takes away from time you would rather devote to other things more exciting or rewarding, then consider hiring someone to do this for you.
Don't take time for granted. Take a long hard look about how you spend your time. Think about spending your time in the same manner that you think about spending your money. You don't throw money away, so don't throw your time