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How to manage time? Simple tricks!

Updated on September 23, 2013

The precious time!

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

Why do you always lament that you do not have time to do your work proficiently. Take a paper and pen and write down what you do in one single day. You will be amazed to see how much time you have wasted and how you could have utilized the wasted time for the work for which you cribbed you did not have time.

‘So should I always be working and not enjoy myself’ you are righteously angry and irate. Of course you should enjoy life as if you work non-stop, you cannot give your best and your family life will be lost. Time is precious and time management is the core that differentiates the successful from the defeated.

God has gifted twenty four hours for everyone and it is indeed surprising that some people achieve success in having things done within a specified time, whereas those who do not know how to manage time lament about lack of time for their non performance.

How to manage time perfectly?

  • You must have a plan.
  • You must delegate particular time limit for a specified work.
  • You should not delay your work.
  • You should concentrate on your work.
  • You must analyze your work and evaluate your progress.
  • You should be ready to improvise.

Why do certain people complain of lack of time?

  • They do not have focus.
  • They delay their work.
  • They do not want to improvise.
  • They fear the result and so keep their works pending.
  • They do not write down what they should do.

You should prioritize!

The most important thing you should learn is to prioritize. You must set a goal in your mind as what you want to be in the future. You must visualize the achievement of your goal. Write down things to be done so that you stride towards your goal with measured steps. Do not rush things as it will make you apprehensive if there are setbacks. When you encounter any setbacks do not get yourself into a knot as it will make you disarrayed to meet your other commitments.

Be an early riser!

Try to be an early morning riser. It will give you some extra hour to go about your work in an organized manner. An early morning walk will feed you with enough energy to take you through the day. During your walk be completely relaxed, taking deep breaths of fresh oxygen. Back home, have your bath and begin the day with prayers. The few minutes spent with god will unwind you and make you feel charged to tackle your work.

Do not argue with your spouse before starting for work.

Do not get into arguments with your spouse as you feel edgy and irritated when you start for work. It also snatches away golden time from you. You take your frowning mood to your work place and you are unable to concentrate on your work. The harsh words spoken come back to you and you stare blankly at your work load as you are completely out of focus.

Do not check mails unnecessarily.

You are tempted to check your mails even if it is not important. The precious time lost can delay your more important work and the time lost makes each and every work extend till you finish the day with pending work.

There are certain things you should do at home so that you start for work in time!

For the woman!

Your children should be taught to do their bedding, and keep their room neat. You must appreciate them when do their chores neatly and soon you will find them doing their own work without any prompting. You should decide what to cook in the night so that you do not go blank about the menu in the morning. Cut vegetables the night before and do not cook laborious meals on your work days

Decide what you are going wear before hand and have it ready. Start to your office a little early, as you have to allocate some time for traffic jam, late arrival of transportation, and other usual commuting problems.

For the man!

Do not depend on your wife for your needs as she is already taxed with her own work load. Keep your wallet, car keys and your socks in one place so that you do not yell at your wife to search for it. Help your wife to pack lunch for you and the children.

When you help each other in household chores you save time and you feel relaxed when you start for work. When you enter the office, do not get tensed thinking of the work to be done. Go to your place and tidy it. Take out a paper and write down the work to be done. Always give the tough work top priority. Your mind will be fresh in the morning and you will find it easy to tackle it with your full prowess.

Work at a steady pace.

Work at a steady and sustained pace and while working do not be tempted to attend unnecessary calls. Mobile calls can distract you from your work and if you spend too much time with it, your pending works looks menacing and intimidating.

Another most important thing that can help you is you should write down what you have done for the day and also what you should do for the next day before starting for home. This way you will know how proficient you were for the day and how involved you must be to make the next day productive and fruitful.

“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year — and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” – Anthony Robbins

Time management also means how you are able to allocate time for your family in between your work schedule. Do not take your work home and lose the happiness of spending quality time with them and do not take family worries to your work to make you lose precious working hours.

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© 2011 mathira


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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      femme, nice of you to visit my hub.

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      femmeflashpoint 6 years ago


      I do work with being aware of how much time I'm spending on specific tasks, however, I still found some excellent information in this hub to assist me further.

      Very good!


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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      rambansal, you are always forthcoming in your comments and thank you for visiting.

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Thank you for visiting,sabrani44.

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Thank you, Thomas.

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      Ram Bansal 6 years ago from India

      Time is infinite but the life is short. So, it is the shortage of life not of time. Time management extends and enriches life.

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      Thomas Forbes 6 years ago

      love you hub

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      sabrani44 6 years ago

      Great hub, thanks for sharing!

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Encouraging as always carolinemd21.

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Great hub Mathira!