DEFINATION Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity. Effective time management is a primary means to a less stressful life. These practices can help you reduce your stress and reclaim your personal life.
Time management may be aided by a range of skills, tools, and techniques Planning Allocating Setting goals Delegation Analysis of time spent Monitoring Organizing Scheduling Prioritizing
Why do we need to manage our time? Eliminate wastage Be prepared for meetings Refuse excessive workloads Monitor project progress Allocate resource (time) appropriate to a tasks importance Ensure that long term projects are not neglected Plan each day efficiently Plan each week effectively
KEYS TO MANAGE YOUR TIME Planning Failing to plan is planning to fail Creating an effective environment Get Organized Protect Your Time Achieve through Goal management Goal Focus Recover from Bad Time Habits Create a simple "To Do” list Daily/weekly planner Long term planner
Postpone unnecessary activities until the work is done! Postpone tasks or routines that can be put off until your work is finished Distracting activities will be more enjoyable later without the pressure of the test, "no" learn to say "later“ Find something to enjoy in whatever you do Like teacher gives example relating to our life Take a break when needed Take a walk. Do some quick stretches at your workstation. Take a day of vacation to rest and re-energize Break large, time-consuming tasks into smaller tasks Work on them a few minutes at a time until you get them all done.
Learn to say “NO” Let others know you are doing work and encourage them not to bother you
CONCLUSION Time management may give you a sense of achievement because you can complete your tasks on time without crossing the deadlines. Time management can enhance your energy because after completing the tasks on time, you get more relaxed. Time management also increases the productivity and personal satisfaction. For time management techniques to succeed, you must fit them into your life style, not the other way around.
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin youhave, and only you can determine how it will be spent.Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you”.Carl Sandburg.