We have heard so much about time management time and again. It is basically the act or process of exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase efficiency or productivity. You can do time management either by a range of skills, tools, or by using techniques to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals.
Initially, time management referred to just business or work activities, but eventually the term broadened to include personal activities as well. A time management system is a designed combination of processes, tools, techniques, and methods. To manage any activity you need special time management. Many people can’t manage their time and thus are put on the hanging line in a work scenario.
Ask yourself how you spend your time each day? If you are a student then you can distribute your time in a manner that your study time and breaks can be co-adjusted accordingly. Jot down one best time block you can study. How long is it? What makes for a good break for you? Can you control the activity and return to your studies? Answer these questions for yourself and you will be able to manage time really well. Also dedicate a study space. Determine for yourself a place that is free from distraction where your concentration is highest.
Dedicated study spaces
The Chinese follow a certain way of time management. They first talk about launching the project. Then by starting they say that you may realize that there are some things you have not planned for in your process. Details of an assignment are not always evident until you begin the assignment. They also believe that perfection is the enemy of good, especially when it prevents you from starting.
Identify resources that will help you. Remove distractions from the foreground. Maintain your cool and be passionate about the work. Be as specific about your work as possible. Take breaks that are meaningful so that when you return to work you are fresh and upto working. Review what you have done till now.
Create a simple To Do list. This simple thing will help you identify a few items, the reason for doing them, a timeline for getting them done, and then printing this simple list and posting it for reminders. Make a planner and then write down appointments, classes, and meetings on a chronological log book or chart. Check what’s ahead for the day and always go to sleep knowing you’re prepared for tomorrow. This will help you manage time like nothing else.