Time management is the process of planning and controlling how much time to spend on specific activities. Time management is about managing our time effectively and efficiently. Good time management enables an individual to complete more in a shorter period of time. Time management is very important for an individual in each and every part of their life. It may be for children, elderly or grown-ups. In each stage of life time is an essential element which needs to be followed.
Benefits of Time Management
The ability to manage your time effectively and efficiently is very important in one’s life. Good time management leads to improved efficiency and fetches more productivity, less stress, and leads to more success in life. The benefits of time management are;
- Stress relief
If were are managing our time correctly, we would be able to complete our task on the given time. If the task is completed on the given time, we would get an appreciation. If we get appreciation, we will be motivated. If we get motivated, we would work more for the organization and help in achieving the goal (or) the objective of an organization easily.
2. More time
Good time management gives you extra time to spend in your daily life. People who can time-manage effectively enjoy having more time to spend on hobbies or other personal pursuits. If we manage our time properly, there will be no question for stress, tired, unhealthy etc.
3. More opportunities
Managing time well leads to more opportunities and less time wasted on trivial activities. Good time management skills are key qualities that employers look for. The ability to prioritize and schedule work is extremely desirable and varies from every organization. If we manage our time efficiently, we will be able to look after many things and many opportunities that we are searching for.
Time management techniques:
- Keep a to-do list
To manage your time effectively, always keep a to-do list. A to-do list contains all the things you need to do in a certain time. In a to-do list, write the jobs or the works you want to do in a stipulated time.
2. Prioritize your task
Always prioritize you work accordingly. You should be able to prioritize your work. Prioritizing is nothing but, segregating the work into very much important, important and not important. When we segregate our task like this, we come to know which task to be completed first and the following task to be completed. By following this ways, our task can be completed and also we can manage our time easily.
3. Be focused
To manage our time efficiently and effectively, we should be always focused on the job that we are doing. Only when we are focused we would be able to complete the task in the given stipulated time. Our time can also be easily managed.
4. Track your time
Ultimately, you can’t improve how you use your time, without understanding how you actually use it in the first place. Tracking your time is elementary here – it provides the insight and self-awareness to make effective changes, surfacing hidden time drains, highlighting inefficient processes and laying out your productive patterns.