20 August

Do you wonder how the other person performs his assigned task in the given time limit and without being reckless; whereas you couldn’t complete it and starts panicking? You might think that it is your inability or the other person has less work as compared to you. But no, the other person has scheduled his work according to the time limit. Organizing your time results in effective and productive work.

What is time management?

Time management is scheduling and organizing time by dividing it between different activities and tasks.  Of course, time management is a time taking process to get used to. It also varies from person to person according to their quality and priority of work. Once you have scheduled your work, half of your work is completed because you have a time limit for an individual task. Good time management will make you work smart and or hard. And this will boost your chances of success and quality of work. You’ll be less stressed and more productive. Let’s discuss some time management skills.


Time management skills–

  • Delegation; generally people take more work according to their work capacity and hence they end up being stressed and unsuccessful. Choose work according to the needs of your company means completing work that is beneficial for you and your company. Learn to say no and respect your boundaries of time management. You’ll surely achieve your goal.
  • Planning; for being productive, you should plan out your entire day by dividing it between your pending or new tasks. You don’t have to struggle much if you have a proper and effective schedule.
  • Prioritization; start considering every task as a priority. Plan your time according to what task needs more attention. The most crucial work has to be done on sensitive priority. This will prevent the lingering on of tasks and you can complete the task on or before time.
  • Goal setting; the very first step of being a good time manager is setting a goal. When you have a scheduled and final goal, your priority automatically becomes to achieve it in the meantime. Goal setting will pave the path to success. All you need to do is have a clear vision of ‘what to achieve’. A goal could be short term and long term. Time management will ensure the achievement of your set goal.
  • Stress management; nothing comes before your mental health. While managing time you should also know how to deal with stress positively. Of course, work pressure can give you some stress, but if you have managed your time according to assigned tasks and gets successful in implementing them, stress won’t say you hello. Take little breaks to refresh yourself to avoid stress.


Now the question is why these time management skills are even required? Let’s find out.

Time management helps to know what you are being served and what is actually on your plate. You’ll probably finish it in lesser time if you have the idea of it.  For example, if you are finding a job specifically in a company, you’d go through different information and inquiry regarding it, like what is their requirement for the offered job or what they usually pay to their employees, etc. but if you haven’t researched enough about the vacancies, you might miss an opportunity. You have to be fully focused. This will also ensure that you aren’t missing anything important around you.

Managing your time will also allow you to be active in your hobbies and personal life rather than only work. More opportunities will be at your doorstep if you stop investing time in trivial activities. You’ll be more stress-relieving if you manage your time effectively. Making a ‘to-do’ list will keep a check on your new and upcoming tasks. The implementation of these time management skills will realize you to set your goal and make you work even harder until you achieve success.


Ways to improve time management skills-

  • Set a schedule; as mentioned earlier, everything will depend on how you going to start. If you have a set schedule, you’ll have a better view of what to do and how to do it according to set priorities. While creating your schedule, keep three aspects of life in mind that is, work, home, and personal.
  • Overcome procrastination; stop thinking big and start doing bits by bits. Procrastination always harmed productivity. It kills your precious time without any production at work.
  • Manage stress; working continuously can make you a little reckless, so offer yourself short refreshing breaks. There are numerous ways to avoid stress like, go outside, drink water, doing little physical movements, and many others. Try and find what works for you best. Remember these breaks should be short and refreshing.
  • Say no to multitask; generally, people are not good at multitasking and hence end up being overstressed and unproductive. Do one task at a time. Don’t overburden yourself. A little bit of appreciation after every small achievement will make you even more productive than multitasking.


Finally, now you are all set with your schedule and goals, so start implementing it practically. Time management will take time to be followed. Implement it in your daily routine first and then to bigger platforms. Stop thinking and start acting.

About Nandita Manchanda

Pursuing B.A. English honours from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies. I am a forever learner, learning through every opportunity I come across.


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