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in Vol. 21 - March Issue - Year 2020
Benefits of Time Management



Andrzej Wojtas

Many people in our society try to be hyper-productive. They scurry from task to task, always checking e-mail, organizing something, making a call, running an errand, etc. Such people who do this often subscribe to the idea that "staying busy" means you’re working hard and are going to be more successful. But that is certainly not always the case.

At some point in their lives, most people have experienced what happens when time management is not utilized. Whether it's feelings of stress from impending deadlines or loss of sleep from cramming in work during all-nighters, improper management of time can be detrimental on health, as well as productivity. These negative effects help to prove the importance of practicing good time-management habits. There are many benefits to be experienced when time management is handled in a good fashion.
When working on an important task, against a deadline, or planning out daily responsibilities, it is important to manage time wisely. Time management can help tasks seem less daunting, more organized, and finished in a timely and more productive manner. There are a number of benefits that can be enjoyed from utilizing proper time management.
Time management helps people get more out of the day. By making a schedule, the tasks that need to be completed are set out and the person is aware of what needs to be done. Scheduling in tasks allows for the person to understand when a task needs to be completed, and the amount of time it should take to finish the job. This schedule also allows for time not to be wasted wondering which task should be completed, and also ensures that tasks aren't forgotten. By scheduling out the day, procrastination can be avoided because people are less likely to put off tasks when they are written down. Accountability to the daily tasks helps them to be finished in a more timely manner. Even though it doesn't seem that by nature a schedule would help someone be more flexible, that is not the case with time management. Knowing which tasks must be completed helps a person to know how much free time he or she has to spare during the day. That is, after all, a very good thing!

Andrzej Wojtas (Ph.D.), Chief Editor of MFN, E-mail: andrzej@mfn.li


 
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