Monday, February 18, 2013

Time Management

Is it possible to manage time? No, it’s not possible. Time is beyond our control. It’s there whether we notice it, use it wisely or simply waste it. Time is not a thing that will do our bidding or wait for us to get it.

So, why do we keep on hearing about time management? Honestly? I think because it sounds great.

‘I’ll try to manage my time better’ sounds much better than ‘I’ll try not to be a failure next time around’ or ‘Crap! I forget to do it!’

What we could manage is not the time itself for time is a fix thing, unchangeable, whether we like it or not there’s only 24 hours a day. The manageable things are our workloads/tasks/promises/commitments etc.

We could not reduce nor add time but we could reduce, add, or even eliminate our workloads, tasks, promises, commitments, etc to fit into the amount of time we set for them.

Do we still need to join a time management class? I say why bother when we don’t even have enough time to do our to do list.


dannielo said...

If you’d like a tool for managing your time and projects, you can use this web-application inspired by David Allen’s GTD:

You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
Syncs with Evernote and Google Calendar, and also comes with mobile version, and Android and iPhone apps.

Pipit said...

Thanks ^_^