Controlling Time Management

Control is not just about influencing other people’s behavior. It’s also about your ability to control things in your own life. Chief among them is time.

No you can’t turn the clock back or take a quantum leap into the future but you can implement time management strategies that can make your life more efficient.

In order to start a time management plan you need to calculate and analyze your plan carefully to weed out flaws, evaluating where your time is spent.

First off  calculate time with family, friends, work, self, and so on. Also factor in “problem areas” that may occur. What are problem areas? Let’s use your computer as an example. Is it going to work continuously without problems? Don’t you wish.

For this reason you need to calculate large and small disasters into the equation.

This is the beginning process of controlling time management but truth to tell there is no end to managing time as we all have areas that need thorough research to bring us to the point of maximum efficiency.

This goes for how much time you spend on entertainment, lounging, eating, dressing, and everything that makes us who we are.

If you are spending too much time in one area, you can cut back time by spending more time in important areas.

For example, if it takes you 45 minutes in the morning to get motivated, it is most likely a result of procrastination and lack of preparation.Now, to cut back time you will need to ask yourself ,”Why is it taking me 45 minutes to get dressed in the morning?”

Are you searching through your closet trying to find a suit that you can wear? The solution then is taking a few minutes each night to pick your attire for the next day, so that when you get up in the morning you only need to dress.

The fact is, any person can get up in the morning, put on make-up, clothes, and even style their hair in less than 45 minutes. Even models, actors, and actresses are limited to how much time they spend on dressing.

If you think about it, when women go on stage for a beauty pageant, they are limited in how much time they spend on getting ready for the show.

The producers or directors invested some of their time to make sure that their time management plan was running smoothly, by controlling what their actors were doing with their time.

What are you doing at work? Are you standing around drinking a cup of coffee chatting online, with a co-worker, or on the phone? If you are, you are not only wasting company time, you are wasting your time.

And it’s important to remember one thing. Time is something you can never get back. Once it’s gone there are no do overs. Since that’s the reality it’s crucial to make the most of what’s allotted to you.

 

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  1. Kay says:

    This was brief and to the point. Thank you for the reminder of getting things ready the night before. Factoring in time for fiascos or the unexpected is something I never thought of.