Time management is one of my problems ever since.I don’t know to handle it wisely.There are days I’m super productive but there are MORE days I’m wasting it.I’m trying hard to change my bad habits wasting time and I think I’m doing much better now.
Remember the free cassettes tapes I got from the library last time?I listened all of them and it’s part of my day to listen to it over and over again.I bring two tapes with me in the car to listen while driving. It really helps to hear someone giving lectures about effectiveness and time management.
Stephen Covey revealed how we can solve time management issues.
He said we should know the difference between urgent and important.Once we know the real definition of each word then we should consider this:
Important but not urgent
Urgent but not important
We should prioritize or say “YES” to important things whether they’re urgent or not and say “NO” to unimportant things no matter how urgent they are to avoid creating crisis/problem.For example,checking emails and Facebook seem urgent but they’re not that important unless you are expecting a response from someone that will contribute to your goals.I know how addictive it is to surf online,one article could lead you to many links and before we know it,we already wasted 30 minutes doing it.
I used to arrive late on get-together but lately I’m doing good arriving on time.Before I used to horse around and I would start getting ready when the time is ticking.Then I’ll be frustrated for running up late and this happened in multiple occasions.
I read countless articles about time management.Some work (having to-do-list) and some don’t.
This rule is I consider,so far,effective!