Time management, planning, prioritising, scheduling – call it what you will – is synonymous with self-management.
It takes discipline, but discipline reinforced by practice. And like with anything in life, continual practice eventually becomes habit.
There is no magic formula – but there are established principles to making your time work for you. Why is that so important? Because we don’t manage time, we manage our use of it.
And as our lives become busier, it’s incredibly easy to fall into the trap of trying to do everything, but by the end of the day, end up accomplishing nothing.
How well do you manage your time? If you’re like many people, your answer may not be completely positive! Perhaps you feel overloaded, and you often have to work late to hit your deadlines. Or maybe your days seem to go from one crisis to another, and this is stressful and demoralizing.
Many of us know that we could be managing our time more effectively; but it can be difficult to identify the mistakes that we’re making, and to know how we could improve. When we do manage our time well, however, we’re exceptionally productive at work, and our stress levels drop. We can devote time to the interesting, high-reward projects that can make a real difference to a career. In short, we’re happier!