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Do you have a problem with time management? If you do, you have two main options. One of those options and often the most popular is to continue on with your normal activities. Unfortunately, doing so is likely to have a harmful impact on your own personal life, as well as your work life. The other option is to make a change. The good news is that there a number of steps that you can take to improve your time management.

As for what you can do to help your time management, you will find that a number of different approaches can be taken. Goal setting, to do lists, limiting tasking, prioritizing, and outsourcing are all effective ways to manage your time, but they are also just a few of your options. As for why you ought to learn and practice proper time management, there are a number of reasons why, five of which are outlined below.

1 – It Is Easy To Do
As previously summarized, you have a number of different options when looking to make best use of your time. These options are all easy and cost effective ways. In fact, creating goals and task lists for yourself costs nothing. Since it is easy for you to learn and practice proper time management techniques, why would you want to do anything else?

2 – It is Essential to Your Personal Life
As previously stated, having a poor sense of time management creates a several serious consequences, one of those being your personal life. If you regularly pay your bills late, don’t make contact with friends, or arrive home later than normal, you could be hurting your personal relationships and often in more ways than you could have ever imagined. Friends, spouses, and romantic partners will likely not want to put up with this behavior for long.

3 – It Is Important For Your Job
Poor time management will not only negatively effect your personal life, but your work life as well. If you do not know how to properly manage your time, you may become easily distracted. This may result in you wasting company time. If you are caught doing so regularly, you may find yourself let go from your current position. This can also have a harmful effect on your personal life, as it is likely to leave your finances in serious trouble.

4 – It Is Something That You Can Only Benefit From
Taking the time to learn and practice successful time management techniques can only benefit you, your work, and your personal relationships. Since no money technically needs to be spent on time management tools or training, you have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. It is also important to ask yourself again the important question of “why not?” Why not improve your life with the learning and practicing of time management techniques?

5 – The Options That You Have
Once again, it is important to focus on the options that you have when looking to learn and practice proper time management. Constructing a set of goals and a task list is easy and free to do. Alarm clocks and timers can also be employed to guide you make better use of your time. You likely already own a traditional alarm, but your cell phone, computer, and television may additionally come equipped with alarm clocks as well.

As a reminder, there are a number of other time management tools and techniques that you can easily learn and practice all from the comfort of your own home.

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6 Responses to “Five Reasons Why You Should Learn and Practice Proper Time Management”

  • Great post John!
    I can relate to the area of personal relationships. Nothing is more annoying than a person who is consistently late! To me, that shows such disrespect for everyone else. All it takes to be on time is to leave earlier. At least it seems so simple to me. :)

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts on time management,
    Val :)
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..What You Think of Me is None of My Business =-.

  • My time on this site was well spent. Keep up the great work. :)

  • I really like that information that you wrote. It shows that you really know your stuff.

  • Hey John,

    I agree, proper time management is a must! We all have the same 24 hours in our day, and time management is one of the crucial aspects that separates those of us who are successful from those who are not.

    As an Internet marketer, I’ve found this to be one of the most challenging tasks – and I am not alone. Not only are we flooded with information, but it’s very easy to “lose time” online.

    Fortunately, there are effective methods that we can use to make the best use of our time, and I’m happy to see that you have a post on this very subject. Thanks for the follow through!
    Kathy Jodrey´s last blog post ..Emotional Clearing With EmMatrix…Thank You Sandhan! Summer Scenery Series 4

    • Dr. John McGinn:

      Kathy,

      I agree. We all have 86,400 seconds in a day – both the poor and the rich. It comes down to how we prioritize and manage your time.

      Blessings,

      John

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