Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Time Management

by Ayesha Parveen 11 Nov 2008
Category: Lifestyle.
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“Time is money; money is freedom.” In most cases this saying is true and time-management is one of the most important aspects of modern, hectic living. The following points may be considered when we decide to manage our precious time:

1. Sleep:
Unless unfit, adults should try not to sleep for more than 8 hours per day. On a week-end, however, you may give yourself a sleep-treat of an extra hour, if you want to. Even if we do not have much work in hand, it is a good idea to not unnecessarily spend time sleeping. If you are awake, you can make use of some sudden opportunity life gives you.

2. Target a few items of work:
Each evening, write down about 4 to 6 items of work you plan to do the next day. Then, when the next day becomes ‘today’, give your best in doing the items of work you had chosen for yourself.

3. Review your work:
If, for some reason, you are unable to complete all the items of work, at the end of the day, sit and write down why the work could not be done. This will help you avoid the mistakes you might have made in your attempt to manage time. Moreover, it can also help you come up with a solution to the problem hindering your completion of work.

4. Cut down on time spent on addictive habits:
For time spent on addictive habits like watching the TV or chatting almost non-stop with friends, you might try seriously setting yourself a time-limit like 1 hour and keep elbow- space for about half-an-hour more.

5. Analyse each weekend:
Every weekend, analyse how much you have progressed. Do remember to write down the important work you could complete over the week because of your good time-management. This will act as great self-motivation.


Ayesha Parveen said...

MSN Readers' comments:

Ramesh Padmanabhan - Chennai on 11/12/2008 7:15:32 AM
Good input. Time is one thing which will not wait for anybody, whether rich or poor. Time management is very much needed as of today. The one who is going to succeed is the one managing his time effectively. Regards. RP

Murali Bhanu - Bangalore on 11/12/2008 7:38:23 PM
Good brief article on Time Management, worth following. It is to be noted that it is the EVERY DAY and EVERY WEEK that counts, and continuity is the key.

Pankaja - Bangalore on 11/12/2008 11:30:53 PM
very good tips on time management. even though all of us know these simple things, we fail to follow this in our day-to-day life.If followed strictly, there is nothing that stops from success & satisfaction.

Ayesha Parveen said...

MSN Readers' comments:

anurag marwari - delhi on 11/12/2008 2:34:00 PM
Nice again..Hum to aapke fan ho gaye.

Swetha Amit - Mumbai on 11/11/2008 4:34:29 PM
A very useful article especially for today's world where many are hard pressed for time. Good one.

sk jaiswal - new delhi on 11/11/2008 4:11:30 PM
bosssss....very nice and a perfect write up by you and it really helps.. and did you notice ? I am just behind you ? I can see you..Did you ? :)

Ayesha Parveen said...

MSN Readers' comments:

sk jaiswal - new delhi on 11/11/2008 9:28:39 PM
Ayesha ji: Its soo funny. You knw what ? I hv lil sleep during the week and i always want to that extra mile on Sundays. But sadly right at 7am, the lady knocks the door too hard..."kapde de do" And i make bundle of the cloths for Ironing. And she leaves..And thereafter i never been able to continue my much needed sleep. I try to tell her everytime that next time to come after 10am but i always forget to tell her.... :( :) :) :)

sharmishtha - kolkata on 11/11/2008 10:32:17 PM
really good one, and useful too.

krishna - parvatipuram on 11/12/2008 7:57:15 AM
good item.please continue

Rama - FrankFort on 11/11/2008 7:44:41 PM
This article is very very good.

nabadipa said...

Useful article, written well.