Time management is one of the important factors in determination of career success. Sometimes, we feel like we are running out of time in 24 hours. Brian Tracy, a trainer self-development in the United States of America said that there are two things about time that has an impact in a person’s psychological condition.
First, time and daily lives control become determiner of peace, harmony, and happiness. Second, helplessness in time and daily lives control will be the main source of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Good time management will give advantage to increase productivity and efficiency, good reputation at work, low stress level, and bigger chance to reach life and career goals. On the other hand, bad time management will give an inefficient impact to work, bad work result quality, overtime work-solving, high stress level, and bad reputation at work. To avoid that disadvantages, here some tips that you can do to manage your time successfully.
- Re-examine your life purpose
Spare some time to examine your life purpose, use it as standard to prioritize activity that you want to do. Divide it into some parts to ease you while prioritizing activity that you should do.
- Re-examine your role
Examine roles you have chosen, make sure the chosen role fits into your life purpose, and then decide the most important role and urgent as top priority.
- Arrange weekly plan
Make schedule to do the most important things you should do weekly. This weekly plan arrangement must base on life purpose and mandatory roles. Identify big, important, and urgent things to do for a week ahead.
- Arrange daily plan
After arrange weekly plan, start to arrange daily plan. Similar to weekly plan, prioritize important and urgent activity which fits to our purpose and roles at work. [Irzha]
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