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MANAGING YOUR TIME WILL CHANGEYOUR LIFE
Time management refers to aset of skills, principles, practices, systems and tools which help anindividual utilizetheir time to accomplish the tasks that they want (Bride,Mac 29). Moreover, itcan be said to be the process of exercising and planning reasonableand conscious control of the amount of time used forspecific activities in a bid to increase productivity, efficiency,and effectiveness(Bride, Mac 29). Oncethese parameters aremet, thereflection in one’s life isfelt and timemanagement can be said to have changed that person. Every person,ranging from business owners, national leaders, school children,students, religious leaders, and even outlaws always have a view oftime consciousness. Forinstance, when having an Engineering course that has a heavy load,Pickersgill says that “it is imperative that the students managetheir time well”(Pickersgill, Frances 74).It may involve taking close to 7 courses, going to the laboratory,the need to complete weekly assignments, participatingin groupprojects, and handling many projects within a limited time(Giannikas, Vaggelis10). Having strongskills of time management can “help an engineering student succeedin the studies as well as the field of practice” according to Bride(Bride, Mac 29). It hasbeen an issue that most people have had difficulty initiating(Giannikas, Vaggelis10). Thus, it is askill that people have to “learn before making it their lifestyle”as Bride further says (Bride,Mac 29). One of thebiggest assets in life is an individual’s ability to handle variousaspects of time management. “It is unfortunate that few schools andinstitutions put much attention on time management as a skill thatrequires training”, says Giannikas. Notwithstandingthe difficulties an individual may face, time management isbeneficial to his/her life in many ways.
Bride says that timemanagement helps in reducing “personal and organizationalstress” (Bride, Mac29). When individualshandle various tasks in a prompt manner and finish on time afterprior planning, then they shall have time for other tasks that couldbe piling if they did not work hard (Giannikas,Vaggelis 11). Giannikasposes a highly regarded statement, that “Stress comes in when thereismuch workload and insufficient time”(Giannikas, Vaggelis 10).Thus, time management is the only saviorin such a scenario. As it is said that “Procrastination is adisease that ails many people in the world”,and it always culminates inpoor progressand overworking (Hutelmyer,Carol 97).
Bridesays that “time management helps in the accomplishment of more workwith little efforts employed” (Bride,Mac 29)for instance, she adds that when an organizationhas a productive and skilled manager in time management, “it willhave many tasks handled in a very short period”(Bride, Mac 29).Thiswillreflect interms ofprofits and efficiency of work. In personal development, the tasksshall betackled,and one will adopt a hard-workingtrait throughout his/her life (Hutelmyer,Carol 105).Hutelmyerinsists thatlowering wasted effort and time accords us even “more productivespace and time through the whole day”(Hutelmyer, Carol 98).This allows us to createtime for a variety of activities that will bring more fulfilmentand balance in life. Thus, we have to find time for activities thatare important for us. She further says that “Secluding a smallamount of time in a day or even in a week always helps propel uscloser to the goals that we set” (Hutelmyer,Carol 100).
“Timemanagement helps maintain our track” according to Izzard(Izzard, S. 20).Whether considering a long time career or a daily work list,management of time always keeps us on the right track. Izzard says“First, we have to state our goals and then allocate a specificamount of time to that task”. By doing this, there are high chancesthat one will not fall out of the target and thus fostering personaldevelopment. Again, time management ensures that the individual doesnot engage in unhealthy or unhelpful activities (Izzard,S. 21).
Accordingto MacKellar,G.W, “the managementof time makes an individual to be disciplined and punctual”. Theonly people who work when it is necessary are effective time managers(MacKellar, G.W.78).MacKellarfurther says that “Inorder tojudiciously make use of time, individuals need to make a “to do”list or a task plan”.It has to bedoneduring the start of the day,and the activities have to bearrangedin order of priority and urgency against the specific time allocationfor every task (MacKellar,G.W. 78).In any setting, a task plan gives an individual the necessarydirections of the day. It can be in school, inthe workplace, the church, playground among others. In this regard,the person has an idea of how the day is scheduled and will workaccordingly resulting inachievementof a positiveand increased output. Moreover, effectivemanagement of time “makes one more organized”(MacKellar, G.W. 77).First, he/she will, as further says MacKellar, “keep things in theright places and eventually reduce the time used in searching fordocuments, folders, important files, stationeryitems and other equipment”(MacKellar, G.W. 77).To foster time management, one will keep his/her cubicles,workstations, meeting areas, study zones and others organizedand clean. Considering this fact, one can deduce that time managementhelps people learn how to manage many other things in their livesfor instance, cleanliness, fitness, travelling, and others(MacKellar, G.W.79).
Millerproposes that an effective time manager “enhances his/her moraleand boosts the confidence” (Miller,Rebecca 21).Time management ensures that one accomplishes the tasks within thetime frame that isstipulated and this “makes him/her popular among the peers, theorganization,the country” and other settings (Miller,Rebecca 23).Thus, individuals who understand the worth of time are the ones whostand out among many groups. Many people look up to such individualsand they, according to Miller “attract much attention from unknowncrowds” (Miller,Rebecca 22).
Moreso, she says that “efficientmanagement of time helps an individual to quickly get to the pinnacleof success and maintain that status for a long time” (Miller,Rebecca 23).She adds that “When one works just because people work, he/she hasno respect and a command of reality and establishes no impression inthe employers”(Miller, Rebecca 23).Again, he/she will never be seriously regarded by workmates.Management of time is an activity that plays a “pivotal role inraising the productivity of an individual” based on Miller’sexperience(Miller, Rebecca 22).There is a substantial rise in output when people manage their timeeffectively. In the field of engineering, it isinsistedthat success entirely depends on time management as the Engineer willhandle many projects in a short periodand enhance his/her efficiency (Pickersgill,Frances 74).The same applies in other fields like medicine. “Whensurgeryis in progress, there is a guaranteethat time wasted may cost the life of a patient” says Pickersgill.Therefore, no excuses are allowed as far as time management isconcerned (Pickersgill,Frances 74).
Ithelps an individual to make variouschoices for the time (Pickersgill,Frances 74).In the current day and age, there are many ways through which we canspend our time.Thus,there is a needfor making some intelligent choices through planning and previousanalysis. Consideringthis fact,it is only “time management that can help us make decisions andchoices that are conscious” so that much of our time isspenton important and valuable things (Pickersgill,Frances 74).Again, the world has room for entertainment and other personalrefreshment programs, however, many people find it hard to give theseactivities less time and eventually get overwhelmed (Pickersgill,Frances 74).Some individuals may become alcoholics, drug addicts and lazy if theydo not manage their time well. Therefore, the only remedy againstfalling for these activities is effectivemanagement of time.
Timemanagement helps an individual create some space for relaxation thusreducing overwork and tiredness (Rivera,Carol 106).Good time managers understand their level of exhaustion and cannot gobeyond what they are able to do. In this regard, they will createsome part of the time for personal relaxation and recreation. Asadvice from some of “the most successful business magnates likeBill Gates, Jack Ma, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet” among others, onewho “manages the time between relaxation and serious work hashigher chances of emerging successful in life” based on Rivera’sexplanations (Rivera,Carol 106).Moreover, time helps keep issues in the right context. Those whocomplain that there is no balance in their lives do so because ofpoor management of time. It helps put things in the context that isright. Again, it improves the quality of life because some of thecommonest problems like stress and lack of personal space will beeffortlessly avoided (Rivera,Carol 107).
Riverafurther says that management of time “lowers frustrations”(Rivera, Carol106).The only tool that can make or break an individual is time (Rivera,Carol 107).This aspect can be practical in a case where one has to create abalance between personal and professional life in his/her monotonousand hectic routine. To neutralizethe stress, the individual will always have to identify the time ofdoing everything as his/her heart desires. Therefore, the“frustration can only beeliminatedby being good at managing the time”(Rivera, Carol 106).Additionally, many successful people have concentrated much onbusiness such that they neglect their families. Thisisnot success because “the people whomthe person works for are the family and yet he/she has no time forthem”according to Rivera (Rivera, Carol 107).Therefore, time management is necessaryfor balancing between the family and work (Tracy,Brian 33).
Timemanagement gives one a peace of mind. Tracy mentions that “Leadinga disease-free and healthy life is impossible without peace of mind”(Tracy, Brian33).Stress and restlessness are the root causes of a poor state of mind.He further says that “unstable mind makes us think poorly and workundesirably”(Tracy, Brian 33).As a result, there shall be a series of emotional arousal that canadversely affect the people around us. Therefore, we can only giveour loved ones and ourselves much attention and required time througheffectiveand uncanny management of the time we have. The social ties betweenus and our friends and families have to bemaintained,and at the same time,we do not have to neglect our work, school and other activities(Tracy, Brian33).
“Itincreases our levels of energy” according to Varga (Varga,Anna 78).Managing time realizesmore positive output and the energy of all stakeholders to work shallbe amplified. Again, it helps organizea cluttered mind,so gooddecisions aremadeout of it. The jobs that are unfinished can behandledin time and “more work given in the process”based on Varga’s opinion (Varga, Anna 78).Therefore, the involved parties have to be good managers of time sothat the subordinates or juniors can learn from the same behaviors.Learning boosts their energy as well as that of the employer. In anengineering class, time management can ensure assignments andprojects arehandledeffectivelyand appropriately. In turn, it will help an individual to concentrateon the task that is at hand without putting much focus on the onesthat are pending (Varga,Anna 78).Varga also says that “effective management gives time morequality”. For instance, administrators of a University will havea chance to enjoylife and make progress. It is because there are many ignorablethings,but we need to do them for survival (Varga,Anna 79).
Timemanagement reduces procrastination and promotes a person’s sense ofresponsibility (Hutelmyer,Carol 106).When an individual remains faithful to the time plan in the day,he/she will have fewerrisks of postponement and eventually achieve the goals.Procrastination is an issue that affects many people and scholarslike Hutelmyerconsider it a “defensemechanism to shield laziness, irresponsibility, poor planning andother problems”(Hutelmyer, Carol 102).In the end, we often realizethat we have just piled workloads but the time we have remained withis less. Therefore, “the only remedy to this problem is effectivetime management and planning”(Hutelmyer, Carol 103).Many organizationshave complained that their employees and even bigmanagers are fond of postponing scheduled activities. It is the smallthings that matter most and any mismanaged time will cause failure inthe activity that is involved (Hutelmyer,Carol 107).
Timemanagement leads to successful completion of projects (Pickersgill,Frances 102).In various fields of engineering, there is a needto be time conscious because delayed projects resultin loss offinances (Pickersgill,Frances 105).There are undesirable cost and time overruns in the current age anddays of stiff competition. Mostly, the manager of the project may beable to “mitigate an emerging problem”,but sometimes “prevention can be impossible” as says Pickersgill.The project can delay in completion because of time overrun andultimately lead to increased budget. Therefore, proper planning of anengineering project against time saves many involved parameters. Forexample, the workers will have time for other equally vital projectstheowner shall save much money,and other stakeholders shall be satisfied with the project. Thus, theproject shall attract investors and in turn realizeprofits just like any other entrepreneur desires. Thus, timemanagement is a pillar of progress in the economy (Pickersgill,Frances 104).Rivera further ponders that the “project’s contractor will havethe desired profitability if time is managed well” (Rivera,Carol 106).When signing a contract forconstruction or initiation of a project, the parties set deadlinesthat have to bemet.Failure to meet thetime limits attracts“punitiveactions based on the agreements”(Rivera, Carol 106).Therefore, a contractor has to ascertain realistic time frames beforestarting a project and ultimately, he or she will realizethe profits as agreed earlier. Again, the contractor may even manageto beat the deadline if he/she effectively engages proper planning(Rivera, Carol107).
Timemanagement leads to more opportunities for an individual (Rivera,Carol 107).When the organizationor an individual sets targets and time frames for a givenproject, it may “meet the deadlines ahead of schedule”,and it issaidthat the “early bird catches the worm”(Rivera, Carol 106).Management of time ensures that frivolous activities areerasedfrom the equation and focus is put on what matters most. Asthe effectiveness of productivity becomes more overt, the person whodid the task is recognized, and his/her reputation grows.As a result of this recognition due to the reliablepersonality, respect will beaccordedto the individual both in personal life and at work. Many employerslook for productiveness and reliability as the key qualities in anemployee during recruitment or promotion (Rivera,Carol 106).
Timemanagement challenges an “individual’s productivity” in Bride’swords (Bride,Mac 29).It isnotedthat everybody’s capacity is similar,but it is only the habits that differentiate the outcomes. Theindividuals who score everything correct are not robots, but they arejust humans like any other. Thus, the issue is that they follow theirheart’s desires. If you are planning a meeting, you have to ensureyouget there on time because it shapes the way you behaveasa scholar. When setting up the task execution sequence, one can usepriorities and urgency. It is challenging to face productivitybecause it will always put an individual on the heels. Therefore, allpeople have to win the race and not individuals. Here, people have tobe serious about time management but also be ready to endure thepressures that accompany it (Bride,Mac 29).
MacKellarreaffirms that efficientmanagement of time “ensures that there is a financialsuccess” (MacKellar,G.W. 77).If an individual plans his/her life effectively, then financialsuccess just follows suit because not much iswastedon unnecessary and unplanned processes. One of the recipes is“maintaining a timetable for professional and personal lives”(MacKellar, G.W.77).The learning experience in the life of a person empowers that personwith necessary knowledge of time management. Again, Rivera mentionsthat people can “research and find helpful information on the goodof being conscious of time and they may ultimately change for thebetter” (Rivera,Carol 106).The beauty of sharing, especially amongst engineering students,promotes networking and connectivity thus resulting in a worldlycommunity of people that are interesting. In another example, a firmmay be conscious oftime and make many sales on the product and produce more. In the longrun, customers will get enough supplies and the profits will besufficient to keep the company operational by paying the employees,advertisers, further investments among other activities. The purposeof progress in the life of a human being is self-actualization.Financialstrength accompanies self-actualization.Therefore, time management is a component of profit making in anyinvestment or enterprise. Moreover, there are many competitors forthe same market and if one organizationdelays in the delivery of its products, then the competitor willoutsmart it and may end up losing the market base and profits.Therefore, organizationsalso “compete in the management of time” as concludes MacKellar(MacKellar, G.W.77).
Inconclusion, time management is a pillar that fosters personaldevelopment. It can bedefinedas a process of exercising sanity in the use of time on specificactivities. Moreover, it attracts many benefits for a person. First,it helps reduce stress at the personal and organizationallevels because tasks shall be finished in due time thus eliminatingissues of workload. Again, it helps one to accomplish alot ofwork without manyefforts. Here, the person handles specific tasks according to thetime allocated and systematically finish them. Moreover, timemanagement helps one maintain track of his/her schedule. When anindividual is faithful to the requirements of the task plan, he/shewill not drift the focus on other unnecessary issues. Time managementmakes one punctual and disciplined. It is necessary because theperson will always be true to himself and the plans put forward.Additionally, it enhances confidence and morale. When an individualmanages time well, there is a sense of achievement that improveshis/her confidence. Quickly, one will rise to the pinnacle ofsuccess,and he/she will not easily fall back. Again, a time manager willassign different tasks to the available time and inturn,handle many of the tasks at specific levels. Time for relaxation iscrucial in the life of a person,and it is only the practice of time management that will accord theperson sufficient relaxation moments. It also reduces frustrationsbecause one will achieve their goals. In addition to this, one willhave a peace of mind. Furthermore, it increases the levels of energyand reduces the spirit of postponement. The energy isboostedbecause of the increase in morale and confidence. Also, projectsshall becompletedwhen time ismanagedwell. Time management also creates more opportunities, challengesproductivity and ensures financial success. Therefore, it isimperative to note that time management is part of the recipe forsuccess in the personal and professional lives of a person.
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