How well do you manage your time?

@taski24 (214)
Philippines
May 6, 2009 9:55pm CST
If I am to be graded in "time management", I think I will receive an F- (F minus). Why? Because I suck at managing that precious and limited resource, my time. I tend to procrastinate and daydream, and always postpone things that should be done. My schedule has gone really messy, and my household chores are nagging in front of me, calling my undivided attention. I think I need a crash course on time management, and guess what? I have no time for it. Maybe you can help. Please give me some advice. How well do you manage your time?
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5 responses
8 May 09
yeah, actually I am proabably the greates timewaster on this planet(it's my only opinion about myself) For real I have done a lot of things in my life and I am proud of being very creative. Nowadays it is extremly hard for most of us to make a proper plan of our life and stick to it 100% actually if we focus on this, many times when we ve got a free time andd something to do we are avoiding it by choosing something more enjoyable or easier to do. It's very funny because if we count how many things we omitted like that i will be a huge pale of it ! More strange is that usually we ve got an impression that these tasks are nescessary to fullfill our life and afterwards we aren't even bothered of not doing it. I guess it's some kind of error in humans mind. :)
@jerelmeow (130)
• Philippines
7 May 09
I manage my time by making a "to do list" Probably you should try getting a piece of paper and write the things that you want to do. List your priorities on one side and list your not so much important things to do on another side. In that way you know what you want to accomplish. writing down your tasks to do gives you a clear idea of what you want to accomplish and will put a stop to day dreaming. AND DO THINGS ONE AT A TIME! thinking of many things a time will only confuse you. In short write down your tasks to do and start by doing action one at a time
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• India
7 May 09
Usually we spend a lot of time on deciding what we have to do. We think we will do this first, but the next instant we change our mind and in this process, we do not really end up doing anything. To get around this issue, I prioritize. I give a priority to some of my work and make sure that they are finished first, no matter what. This makes the work process more easy. This also helps to manage time because I wont be wasting a lot thinking about what to do, but I would be spending time doing it. bourne
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@taski24 (214)
• Philippines
7 May 09
I will try to do that. I will prioritize. Right now, I am having trouble concentrating and focusing on the things to be done and most of my time are spent thinking what to do first. I appreciate your help, bourne!
16 Sep 09
That sounds exactly like me. It is 4.00 pm and I haven't done much since getting up this morning. Surfing on the internet can be a terrible time waster. The internet is such a brilliant thing, but I think you need to be focused or you can spend hours surfing from one thing to another. That's what I do anyway! To-do lists really help, because it feels quite satisfying to tick off each one as you do it. This seems to be the only way to motivate myself. I would love to be able to balance important or useful activities with pleasurable, relaxing activities. But when I am trying to relax I am usually worrying about other things I should be doing. Maybe I will do a to-do list now actually!
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@fwangaa (3058)
• China
7 May 09
i also want to manage my time. i often think this or that, don't take my attention to one thing. i nearly pay my whole day time before the computer. so my enlish is improved these days.
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