Time is a precious commodity. No one gets more time than they spend on it, but time that is not spent well cannot be retrieved. Unfortunately, most of us feel that we don’t have enough time, and often blame it for poor financial results, bad relationships, and insufficient exercise. Instead of blaming time, you can start by practicing time management. This will help you find the time you need to do all of the things you want to accomplish.
One method of time management involves eliminating tasks that don’t add any value to your life. Peter Drucker wrote 39 books on organizational behavior and social responsibility, and predicted many of the developments that would come about in the twenty-first century. He coined the term “knowledge worker” and foresaw the development of the information society. James McKay published the first book on time management in 1958. Both authors advocate the use of a system of daily tasks that you can follow to manage your time more effectively.
Another strategy of time management involves scheduling small tasks for long commutes or waiting periods. You should limit the time you schedule for non-productive activities to three-fourths of the day. In addition to scheduling tasks, you should also leave time to be creative. By setting priorities, you will be able to manage your time effectively and achieve more at work and at home. In the long run, successful time management will lead to greater personal happiness and fulfillment, as well as more accomplishments and a more fulfilling life.