Owing to the fact that you only have 24 hours a day, the best use of these hours is sensible. If those hours are gone, you can’t get them back, and you can’t make any of them if you lose or waste them. It’s a finite resource, which means spending a little time brushing up your time management skills will change your life in a number of ways.
It’s all too easy to get to the end of the day and wonder what you’ve really done, even though you feel like you haven’t stopped all day. I knew people several times saying, ‘I was so busy all day long, but what did I do?’ I did it myself. You’re busy, but you’re not necessarily productive.
Managing your time ensures that you are more effective. You get more done in less time, concentrate on important tasks and improve the overall productivity.
For example, by handling your time better, you could be able to sculpt an extra half-hour a day. Spend the half-hour on your most critical project every day for a week, and you’ll be shocked at how you’re going to chip away at work. Good time management now has a significant long-term impact.
If I were to wave a magic wand and give you an extra hour every day, what would you do? Typically, when I ask this question, the most common answers are sleep and exercise, or just time to relax. These responses indicate what kind of behavior appears to be put aside when time is limited or when people try to cram too much into what’s available and what’s physically feasible.
You’re trapped in a vicious loop. You never have time to catch up or get to the top of things. You just keep doing it the same way, whether you don’t know how to do things better, or you just don’t feel like you have the time. Eventually, something has to be offered, and it is too often your physical and emotional wellbeing that suffers.
Developing better time management skills will reduce the stress. Then you can handle your workload better and take control of your life, rather than thinking like your life is manipulating you all the time.
To strike a happy balance between work and life
Better time management is about you doing the things you need. When working time is growing, it is very important to strike a balance between working life and personal life. If you had no job, your family, friends, and health would still have you. Developing better time management skills means that you and your loved ones stop neglecting because you are ‘too occupied at work.’
Effectively controlling your time means you concentrate on what is important in your time, so you have time to deal with the important things in life.