Time is one of the factors that have to be well taken care of by those who are driven towards the attainment of their life success. It is a gift offered to everyone and those who are smart managers gain a lot from it. How does one manage his or her personal time well without any wastage? The following piece illustrates, in details, the necessary key steps and points one has to look into when managing his or her time (Schor, 1998).
To begin with, one has to set and define his or her goals which he or she wants to achieve ones the time is well managed. The goal should be very clear and each described and explained in written statement. This will ensure that you be focus and concentrate only on the necessary activities aimed at the attainment of your goals. Arrange the goals in the order of importance according to you (Schor, 1998). Finally, in this early stage, one should find and know the crucial steps he or she has to make in order to make some movements towards the realizations of the goals.
Brian Tracy, a philosopher, once said that there is never enough time for one to do everything but time to do important things is always there. One has to make schedule for what is most important to him or her first before looking into the others. Allowing oneself to be crowded by urgent and unimportant things is as well perilous as far as time management is concerned. One has to avoid making tight schedules such that unanticipated activities lack time to be taken care of. Learn to make every moment in your life matter to you (Schor, 1998).
A normal person always has some free time however his or her schedule is much tight. Keeping the log of what the person does during such free times is very important. This ensures proper evaluation of whether the person is using these time slots doing things that do matter to him or her and give room for those that are important.
Personal place should be put in order for one to succeed in whatever he or she wants to attain. Material possession is another secret thief of time. Such possessions may include clothing, cars and houses. Caretaking, maintaining and cleaning these possessions consumes a lot of time which we normally do not realize. Such possessions also propels one to work harder or even overwork himself or herself in order to meet the expenses incurred in their maintenance. Such things which makes life unbearable but are not well realized should be as well disposed off (Schor, 1998).
Commitment is a term normally known by many as a positive one but when not used properly it can also ruin one’s personal life goals. Excess commitments to unnecessary activities and family matters can be a source of straining living as one will tend to focus more on things that do not add value to life than the ones that do. Before we decide to curb some of these commitments, asking certain questions is necessary in order to avoid losing certain important things necessary for life sustenance. First, we should ask ourselves if ending the commitment would cause harm to anyone around us. Secondly, will there be gain in more free time in case the commitment is ended? Some of the commitments like relationships have time set aside for them yet quite a good number of individuals fail to understand this and waste a lot of their precious time in them at wrong times.
Health and fitness is necessary to boost personal goal achievement. Unhealthy and unfit individual usually consume a lot of time searching for treatment. Health is therefore a very important factor to be considered when managing time.
Balancing work and personal life is another way in which personal time should be well managed in order to facilitate the goal attainment at the right time (Schor, 1998). One should assign each daily task with time appropriate to it depending on the nature of the activity. This will ensure that there is no single second being lost in any other irrelevant activities.
Management of time is necessary at the personal level in order for one to meet his or her individual life goals.