Time Management Tips
12/1/2017 5:28:08 PM
Time Management

"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly, wobbly, time-y wimey stuff.” -Doctor Who, BBC

Many think time is an untamable entity that creates stressful lifestyles. However, wibbly, wobbly time can be managed from day to day. These tips for time management may relieve your time-related stress.

Plan. Keep a calendar or notebook so you know what to expect each day. List the things you wish to complete in the order they need to be accomplished. Whatever does not get finished today should be put on the top of the list for tomorrow.

Limit. Some say to limit yourself to only three tasks per day. While you are the only person who knows how much you can handle, understand you are only one person. If you realize accepting a task will cause you unnecessary stress, then say, "No.” This does not make you a bad person, worker, or friend. This makes you human.

Prioritize. Learn the difference between importance and urgency. People focus on tasks camouflaged as urgent, like notifications on a smartphone. Turn off the notifications and focus on importance. Set a time for important items on your list, and follow those times.

Evaluate. Procrastination is not always bad. If you are procrastinating, evaluate why you are doing so. Is it you? Perhaps the issue is not with you but with the task itself.

Try. No matter how many articles you read on time management, if you never try to manage your time, you never will. Find a system that works for you to plan, limit, prioritize, and evaluate your to-do list. Then try to stick to it.
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