By Dr. Archana Bharat on 09-08-2014
Time is one of the most precious things in this world. Once it is lost, you cannot get it back. Time and tide never wait for anybody. Time is life and money and if you waste it you are wasting your life and money. If we know how to manage time, which is a precious limited resource, we shall be able to lead a happy life.
First of all, you should list all the tasks you need to get done in order of their priority. Set your goals long term and short term to enable you to decide which tasks contribute to your goals and which don’t. Where difficult tasks exist, break them into smaller tasks with smaller goals to make them less cumbersome. Critical and urgent matters should be dealt with immediately. You may delay jobs where immediate fulfillment is not necessary. You may take short breaks during difficult or mundane chores.
Do not waste time as every minute is precious and doing whatever portion you can of your listed tasks brings you closer to the finish line. Review your schedule against what you have achieved to assess your planning and scheduling.
Time slips like sand through your fingers. It always moves forward and does not move backward. If you do not keep up with time, it creates lots of problems. An employee always coming late may lose his job. A student always coming late to school may fail in his exams. If we are late, we may miss our bus, train or plane and be put into a lot of tension and stress. If we get up late and do everything hastily, specially swallowing food, it may lead to indigestion.
The person who wins is the person who properly utilizes his time. Avoid watching excessive T.V., sleeping too much, watching long matches, gossips, junk mails and unnecessary phone calls. Also avoid arguments and unnecessary meetings. Whenever you have free time, relax, have fun or spend it with your loved ones to decompress from a stressful day. Exercise or take a walk to keep fit.
Time management is just a discipline – a way of life. It comes with practice and can be your greatest asset – a strategy that helps you make the best use of your time.
About The Author
Archana Bharat MA, MPhil, PhD (University Gold Medalist) is an avid reader and writer, who is greatly influenced by the philosophy of Sant Kabir. Together with her husband Shri Bharat Bhushan she is contributing greatly to Noida unit of Kabir Peace Mission.