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Effective time management

May 25, 2020
Κατηγορία: I am learning to succeed
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Truth…
If you had a bank that every morning transfers 86,400 euros into your account, which you would have to spend on the same day and you could not transfer it to the next day, What would you do? remember that every day 86,400 seconds are transferred to our account, which must be used in the best possible way.

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What is time?
Time is a rare commodity.

We can’t;
Buy time
Keep time
Add time.

On the contrary, our time we can;
Organize
Distribute
Schedule

Which things usually steal our time?
The factors that steal our time are the following:

  • The phone and the endless texting.
  • The inability to set clear priorities.
  • Lack of goals and deadlines.
  • The TV and the internet.
  • Procrastination.
  • That we don’t say “no”.
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Three basic steps
There are three basics, that you need to follow in order to start organizing your time correctly.

Step 1

  • Starting today, write down on a paper all the things you have to do for the week to come.
  • Determine about how much time you think you need to complete them.
  • Renew this list during the week, depending on the specific obligations that will arise, such as a test or an exam that will be announced to you within the week by your teacher.

Step 2

Prioritize your obligations based on the priorities you set. Pay attention to the concepts Important and Urgent. To better understand the meaning of Important, ask yourself what is the worst that can happen if you do not do a particular activity. On the other hand, to understand the concept of Urgency, ask yourself what is the worst that can happen if you do not carry out a given activity soon. Carefully observe the following table and configure a corresponding one for your activities.

  Urgent Not urgent
Important Α. Tomorrow’s exam Β. Revision
Not important C. Buy books and textbooks. D. Watch T.V.

A. Do it right away
B. Put it in your daily schedule as a
C. Assign it to someone else or put it in your program as a B
D. Forget it


Step 3

Write down in your diary everything you have to do and build your daily schedule, focused on your ultimate goal. The planning of actions ensures that we manage our time effectively. After all, if we fail to plan, it’s like planning to fail.

Golden rules for time management

  • Calculate in the planning of your actions your daily habits such as sleep, eating, breaks, time to go to school and tutorial.
  • Do what takes a lot of effort when you are most efficient.
  • Do what seems to you the hardest at first.
  • When there are activities to be done, but they are not pleasant (for example: clean your room), do not postpone them. Just start doing them as fast as you can without thinking.
  • Schedule your phones for a specific time.
  • Keep your ideas on paper so they don’t get lost. Memory is not a good adviser.
  • Put final date on all things.
  • Learn to say ” no ” to friends who want to interrupt you, to the brother who disorientates you, talking about the film being shown on television.
  • Friday is the most decisive day of the week, because it follows the weekend that you need to make the best use of. Friday, then, is the most appropriate day to create the schedule of the week that follows.
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