Where did my Time go, why can’t I Manage?
Have you ever wondered where you time went? Sure you have…we all have at one point in our lifetime. We all sit around looking back at a series of wasted time we invested and wonder where the time went.
If we would have planned, organized, worked hard, and set goals, we would be looking back wondering how we can move beyond our already achieved goals. But no, we did not have a plan, set our goals straight, stay organized, or worked our booties off to achieve the goals we planned. Don’t complain you did it!
Planning ahead is a step to managing time. When we plan ahead, we are setting goals that we can achieve over a course of time. Planning is the process of devising or projecting a realization of achievement. Therefore, when we are planning we should plan both short and long-term goals that we can meet. If we over dramatize our goals, we will be sitting on a couch looking back wondering where our time went.
If we start out with smaller goals and work to achieve these goals, our long-term goals will be an easy ride uphill. Unless you have some terminal disease, you always can reach a level of completeness, as long as you are planning a head, reaching for achievable goals, and making the effort to get to the top is the key to success. We all make mistakes, but the trick is to learn from those mistakes. If your plan is in action and you find a problem area has developed, step back and take a good, long look at what caused the problem.
If the problem occurred as a direct result of your planning scheme, then you know right of the bat that your plans need modification. Time management is the process of making plans work, by developing skills and using actions that make the process run smoothly. Do not sit around looking back, since this too waste time if you are not doing anything about it.
Take the step to developing a scheme that works smoothly with your schedule and situation. When you are planning before sure you calculate factors that could change your planning scheme. Changes such as weather disasters, lost data, changes in relationships, family, and so on are some of the factors you should calculate into your planning scheme for time management. Don’t fool yourself into believing that nothing ever changes. The fact is everyday all things are changing as a direct force of reality.
The key then is to move forward with caution, yet not worry about everything that is changing around you. If it is going to happen it will, but don’t let it be an accident or incident caused by your negligence in time managing planning. Everyday, if possible, you should make list of the tasks you want to achieve and work through those tasks until they are completed.
Anytime we complete a task, we are encouraging our self-esteems and promoting motivation.