We see many people around us
who spend their time in a frenzy of activity but achieve very little because
they are not concentrating on the right things. They are perpetually busy but it
does not necessarily mean that they make optimum utilization of their time. So
there is a great need for effective Time Management in our lives today.
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T
We keep hearing the word "Busy"
a lot. There are two kinds of busy, chaotic, disorganized busy and calm
effective busy. It goes without saying that being the latter helps to pack in
more productivity in your work. Improving our "effectiveness Quotient" calls for
mastery of basic time management skills.
We constantly hear the refrain
that we do not know where the time goes. Whether you are an executive, a student
or a homemaker, you need to achieve more in every minute of the day and to enjoy
each task that you take up. We will be well on our way to the top if we know how
to squeeze the most out of even a minute.
The first thing to bear in mind
is to question whether you have a personal sense of time or a time log. This
helps you to keep track of how you spend each hour. There is a way to do this.
Divide each day for a period of two weeks into one hour intervals and jot down
what you do in them. You can sub divide the activities under such headings as
business meetings, writing, making phone calls, reading, time spent with the
family etc. At the end of the week, examine your time log.
What you may find is that very
little time goes into top priority activities and more into activities such as
phone calls, coffee breaks, chatting with friends etc. Now is the time to
analyze what activities are a waste of time and what need more time. Try to cut
down time spent on useless activities or stop doing them altogether. Once you
have prioritized your time, you will find your efficiency level rising and the
end result is that you will be an achiever!