Learn to Manage Your Time
If you do not know how to take charge of your time, you are less likely to make good use of it. This is the key to time management. Time management is the ability to prioritize, plan, and act on what you need to do. It’s not about controlling what cannot be controlled. It’s also not about micro-managing each second of the day. It is about organizing your life and getting the most out of each day. It’s also about balancing what’s important in your personal life with what’s important in your work.
Time management can mean different things for different people. For some, it’s about balancing school and recreation. For others, it’s about balancing work and family. And yet others are faced with new problems they need to manage. For example, perhaps a family member’s health has taken a turn for the worse and you need to devote time to help.
Good time management skills will not take away from the things you value. In fact, they can help you have more time for them. People who manage their time well are more likely to have free time and to choose how they spend their time.
Learning to use these skills can improve the way you feel about your work, home life, and your relationships. It can also help you deal better with stress and get more out of each day.