Time is the most precious thing you can own. Unfortunately, you usually have too little of it. At least you will notice this at the latest when you get older or the year is suddenly over, although it has only just started. You wanted to do so much …
Real time vs. felt time
Everyone knows that: the beautiful things in life go by quickly. The stupid things, on the other hand, take and take 5 minutes to feel like an hour. When you work intensively on things, time often goes very quickly. I know this from my day-to-day work as a marketing consultant – you start in the morning and work through your tasks, and suddenly it’s noon, then only a few moments after that, it’s already done. I see a problem in exactly these situations. In such situations, time does not go around quickly because you are having fun or something is particularly beautiful, but because you lose track of time. You should make the time that you have available, be it for work or private life, as effective as possible. It’s possible, but it’s not easy.
Time always comes, always
You can’t fool yourself, and the one who takes this to heart does it right: time cannot be turned back. Time can be your worst enemy. And the time that is given to us in our lives is short. Anyone who has suddenly lost a friend or relative knows this very well. Our lifetime is nothing compared to Earth’s timing. The more you should use the time that is given to you.
“No greater thief than sleep: it steals half our lives.”
- 1. Make a plan in the morning, every day. Sitting down in the morning and thinking carefully about what you want / need to do today, when you do it and how long you want to plan for it helps to make your time more effective. A plan creates structure, time is not overlooked.
- 2. Establish fixed rituals. Take your time to do things that you enjoy. Set up your break every day. After work, take an hour to listen to some music or go for a round of FIFA with your friend. Even if there is a lot to do, there must always be time for breaks and fun!
- 3. Today is yesterday of tomorrow. Sounds stupid, but it is true. You shouldn’t be wasteful with time. If you can do something today, just do it. If you would like to take a trip, book your tickets today. Who knows what will come tomorrow?
- 4. Assess yourself. Assess yourself in your time management. When you have completed a task, assess whether the time it took was justified or just too long. Many people tend to work on tasks too long until they are perfect – but a pronounced perfectionism is rarely beneficial and purposeful.
- 5. Deal with yourself! Don’t worry too much about other people. You are first in the foreground, everyone else comes after. Switch off your cell phone at the weekend and leave the social media compulsory country, you don’t always have to be reachable. Better deal with yourself, with your thoughts, opinions and skills. This not only creates time and energy, but also promotes creativity.
The moral of the story ‘…
… Time is too precious to be wasted. To use time more effectively, you always have to have a plan. You mustn’t lose track of time, but at the same time don’t let the ticking of the clock stress you out. Time management is a process, you won’t be able to do it perfectly overnight, but a start should be made. What about you? What are you doing to make better use of your time? How do you motivate yourself to use the time better?
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