July 17, 2017:
“In his wisdom, God has given us a limited, finite number of hours and years to achieve our goals, both material and spiritual. He has given us these hours in sequence, day by day, month by month. If they are wasted, they are neither repeatable nor refundable. He gave the same amount to the rich & poor and to the young & old. Whatever success we may achieve in this life will come from the purpose to which we put God’s priceless gift –time” – ALBERT EINSTEIN
Time is an invincible force which cannot be vanquished – at all. Successful people do not find time rather they make time; if you know how to master your time, you very well know how to master your life. People squander half of their time in redundant activities not realizing the essence of time wasted. Time can neither be destroyed nor can be created. However, it can be effectively managed by us. People learn the importance of time through their experiences, but some experiences can be disastrous and it may take away something you would not be able to replace ever. And therefore it is important to learn – How to manage “TIME”.
We will be throwing light on 5 most effective Time Management techniques below:
FREEDOM OF MIND
Freedom personifies sanity of mind. If only your mind is not at the pace of peace, how will you walk on the right path? Therefore you require a sound and healthy mind before you begin to execute your time. While most of us brood our mind with ordeals, least of us realize the ill effect of it in the long run. We are restricting ourselves from a well-balanced life. We are so pre occupied with least important things that we barely forget where our time belongs. What needs to be done is, pacifying the inner turbulence and eliminating the psychological clutter. Once you have attained the sanctity from within, you will be in a position to execute things rightly. And as rightly said “Freedom is a state of mind”, one must accept the well-known truth.
A goal can be understood as an individual’s ambitions or an aspiration. Goals can vary from one person to another depending upon – where the “bullseye” aimed at. Goal setting is a primitive approach towards time management. How does one set goals? It is a dual step process which deals with self-assessment and division of goals. Under mentioned steps explain how to set a goal.
- Self assessment
Self-assessment is the foremost thing that needs to be done. It is very important to be acquainted with oneself. It means that you should know where your point of interest lies and what you want to do about it. Only then you will be able to implement your futuristic plans.
- Divide your goals
There is no set format that one has to contain specific goals only, as mentioned earlier that goals can differ from one person to another. Split those goals into short term and long term goals. After classifying the goals set out for short terms and then long term goals evenly.
After having defined an individualistic goal, prioritizing will come into the picture. There is plenty of affairs in our life but knowing which ones are important and which ones are not is a little wearisome. Time management commands primacy, scarceness of which will make the job tougher for you. You cannot execute everything at once, of course, multi tasking exists but to a certain extent. One of the key aspects which shouldn’t be over looked here is the one-time execution approach which says “the cracking way to do everything at once is to do one thing at a time”. There will be a dire need to prioritize your duties. Dig out time for introspection; keep a hang of what holds primary importance in your life and by fulfilling which duties you feel more satisfied, what will be the future prospects of it or how long will you be benefitted from it. These are some of the questions you must be able to pose to yourself. When you know your priority and place rest of the things secondary, you will be in a better stance of mastering your time.
Organizing deals with arranging tasks in a systematic manner so that they can be executed optimally. Proper organized work environment will increase the chances of individual meeting predetermined targets. Work environment needs to be well ordered. Through this way, productivity is increased and thus lead to a better time management. Organizing is directed towards achieving individual objectives. It develops clarity of work and finely tuned expertise of the job. As you organize your job meticulously, you tend to utilise the available resources more efficiently. Further, you will be able to adopt changes as and when required in your work and will thus be equipped to face new challenges in your job.
Organizing also reduces work load and carve out the creativity of an individual. To get a hold of this code, devise a table and allocate tasks according to your necessity, chop bigger problems into smaller ones and use the checklist to keep you on track. Organizing your task thusly is an important rule for time management. It isn’t about the perfect state of things rather it is all about “efficiency, reducing stress, saving time and money and improving a quality of life”.
Your time management routine can go in vain if you lack focus in your work. One should be wary of the distracting forces and must make an attempt to get rid of them soon. One must never deviate from the focal point of work. Results aren’t obtained by focusing on them, but by focusing on the series of actions that produce results.
By Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter @Nainamishr94