The essence of time management

Importance of time management in day to day life as well as the work place can not be ignored as everything and every step in human lives is solely depend on time and discipline in managing one's time. Managing time is not a compulsion but essential for smooth and orderly management of all activities.

Time is the most mysterious thing among the various natural resource elements available to mankind. Science is still to find exactly how time started (Big Bang ? - the theory is still disputed) and when it is going to end if any. The unique thing with time is its flow direction - it flows only in forward direction. Once a time is missed it can not come back. Under these natural boundaries time management becomes challenging.

Time has no fixed size, it can be very very long for geological processes on earth - million of years took for evolution of humans from apes, dinosaurs survived on earth for million of years. It can be large as for intermittent ice ages on earth. It is an average 80-90 yrs for a human life span. It is small as for life of some domestic pets. It is very small for a wink of eye. It is very very small for explosive firing or gun firing. At atomic and molecular level things happen in Milli and Micro seconds.

For managing time one has to foresee the volume of the coming events and their approximate timings. If an event is approaching and we have a participation in it and we forgot it due to other occupation not necessarily more important, then it is a lapse on our part. and if we scrutinize the happenings during that time we will find that it was sheer negligence or technically speaking - time mismanagement.

There are many many examples of time mismanagement but few pertaining to good and precise utilization of time.
Time management seems to be apparently something which everyone can achieve easily but it is not so. In fact time management is a very big canvass encompassing many other attributes like - discipline, orderly life, think ahead, carefulness etc.

Most of the people work sequentially - one thing at one time. If tasks to be done are limited this approach is alright. People, specially ambitious people, having many tasks at one time have to resort to multitasking techniques. Multitasking has its advantages but at the same time there are risks of falling in confusion loops whereby missing some vital activity.

Timing the activities whether in sequential or multitasking mode is the crucial in time management.

Strictly speaking, time management is a way of life. One has to see the things in totality. The results and implications of doing a certain thing are to be considered not only beforehand but also to be analyzed afterwards.
Many people argue that if we live our life with so much of thinking and pondering then where is the time to enjoy. The fact is that if time is managed properly one will have more free time for fun and hobbies. We must also remember that one mans work is another mans hobby.

Planning one's time meticulously and adhering to it in a disciplined manner is the need of time management. We can not do everything at one time but we can plan and sort out the jobs priority wise so that importance wise tasks get attended. Some people think that working fast is time management. It is not so. In fact our speed of doing things is dependent on how much time is available for the activity. If sufficient time is available then there is no point in doing it hastily as it will only create unnecessary stress.

Time has another strange thing about it that when it is more you feel it is slow and how to pass it is a challenge. On the contrary when it is less you can't catch up with it as it appears to move ahead fast.

In nutshell, a good time management will create more spare time for a person and make life smooth and orderly. Once it becomes a way of life it will change one's habits and life style dramatically.


Author: K Mohan16 Mar 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 3

Those who care for their own time and give respect to other's time are considered good citizens on par with any comparison. Time management is essential for every individual. Those who does not know how to keep time are really bothering others who regard time and respect time. If you do not respect time and manage it, you will lose visiting exam hall in time, you may miss the train when it leaves the station at right time and the politician would miss the presence of crowd if he won't maintain the real time. And those who are given the honor to deliver speech or lecture on stage, they should also maintain time as they have no right to waste the time of others by talking irrelevant topic and missing the main course of discussion. Thus every one must respect the time as every moment lost cannot be regained.

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