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Time Management - Common Myths

Jul 31, 2012

Why should you be interested in managing your time better?  Other than the obvious consequence of “having more time on your hands”, better time management will reduce stress, decrease frustration, increase creativity and even improve your relationships.  Really???  Absolutely!  Everyone needs a little “feet on the desk” time.  When you are able to step away from your daily routine for even a few minutes a day, you will find that you are better able to evaluate problems and conceive solutions that would not have otherwise occurred to you.

When asked about  time management, many people will respond, “this is just a busy time for me – I’ll have more time next month (or next year)”.  Probably not.  “Finding more time” must be a deliberate process.  Time management is often equated to daily planners and formal task management systems.  While these tools work for some, each person will discover they have a system that works best for them – and it may not be a formal system at all.  Imagine what you could do with even 30 additional minutes each day?!

Some believe that activity is good, and signifies progress.  While that could be the case, all activity is not necessarily good activity.  Effective time management is a learned behavior.  And like anything else, once learned, it must be practiced to remain effective.

Join us next time  as we begin to look at a process for managing time.