Do you find yourself rushing through your morning, stampeding to the door, making your way through traffic only to arrive 10 minutes late for work because you had to wait for the train? How does the rest of your day go?
Once you get yourself into work, do you need to take a few moments to compose yourself? Perhaps you get a coffee and relax by chatting with a co-worker on your way to your desk. When you sit down you see five items that need immediate attention (some left over from yesterday) and the phone starts ringing. You forgot the morning meeting! So you start rifling through your papers. Is this sounding all too familiar by now?
Regardless of whether you work at home, in an office or in a factory, or whether you work for a boss or yourself, getting a grip on time seems like a daily struggle for millions of people.
It's true that many of us have heaped our daily schedule full of activities. Despite cell phones, the Internet and microwaves, it seems we never have enough time to take care of business, ourselves, our friends and family.
So many of the activities we do every day are demanding our attention that it can be difficult to make plans for the future, even if the plans will ease our burdens down the road. We are busy but are we productive with our time? This is where time management has become important.
Time management isn't a physics course, but it is worth making the effort to review and apply in your busy life. Why? Because time management isn't just about having time - it's about making certain our time is well spent. There will always be times in our life when we get extra busy (back to school, taxes, holidays, important projects) but learning the skills to manage the time we have wisely will alleviate much of the stress and frustration that can lead to burn out and fatigue.
©2016 Anthony Ekanem (P)2016 Anthony Ekanem