DEALING WITH TIME WASTERS FOR EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT
is one of the earthly treasures that are irrecoverable after they have been
spent. Time is so important that it determines what happens and how it happens.
The fact that each day has twenty-four (24) hours each irrespective of the
quantity of activates we propose to achieve makes time management a topical issue.
wasters are those activities you engage in that will add no value to your
personal goals or to collective values of organizations you belong to.Time
wastage could be caused by oneself or from external factors. Identifying them
and dealing with them will give you a good hold of your time.
time management requires that you will understand that you have a right to your
time just as your neighbor and you are to be held responsible for your success
or failures in life.
Identifying Time Wasters
Time wasting activities add little or no value
to you, your organization or to your primary goals in life.
Time wasting friends or individuals have no
respect for your time, convenience or outline of activities.
Neglecting time wasters will not reduce your
importance or relevance.
Examples of Time Wasters
Below are few
examples of time wasters. There are times that these instances do not intend to
waste your time but they subsequently do waste your time in the long run. This
is why you must be in control of your time.
Less important emails and phone calls
Tips on Effective Time Management
your life’sor organization’sgoals. The compass that should direct the way
you spend your time if you desire a productive life is your life’s goals. Identify
the things you want in life and how you can achieve them. Anything that does
not add value to the achievement of this goal is most likely a waster.
your goals. Your life’s goals should have an order of importance. This
means that they would vary with respect to what time you accord them and how
you attend to them. However, there are times when the demands for your goals
clashes, your defined priority will help you determine which to commit your
effectiveness with efficiency in mind. Effectiveness requires that you
carry out a project in the best way possible; produce the best result possible.
On the other hand, efficiency is the ability to do something without wasting
materials, time or energy. As much as you are expected to produce the best
result, you should also aim at producing the best results within the shortest
say “NO” to human time wasters. Human time wasters like unexpected visitor,
unwarranted phone calls can be kindly redirected to your spare time. Tell the
caller to call back at a given time. Let the visitor know you are busy at the
time and you would appreciate if he or she informs you before coming. This
however must be done politely to avoid you destroying good relationships.
time for leisure. You deserve some rest and fun time after a good-job done.
Have a defined time for leisure and rest in your agenda. This will help you
attend to trivial issues that matter in their little way such as visiting a
relative or friend or neighbor, responding to a mail or hanging out with
friends and family.
indulge yourself. Be disciplined enough to know when to get off those
things that are addictive and less productive such as the internet. Have
control over your cravings and pleasure side of life.