Every second counts

@allknowing (72744)
India
January 27, 2013 10:57pm CST
Time management is the most important factor that people tend to neglect. What can be done in a minute, because of lack of a method, for some it takes hours. Your experience with certain jobs over a period of time, may have taught you how to do that job efficiently and with the least amount of time. Would you like to share anything that users could learn from you?
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
28 Jan 13
I think time management is a skill thing to do. I think managing time helps to do jobs in a better way. I think most people does not manage their time well while others are able to manage the time very well. I think it is good to share the things we learn to others and to learn from others in life.
@allknowing (72744)
• India
28 Jan 13
But you have not shared anything. May be you are waiting to learn from others? Let me give you my experience. When I plan on cooking something, I first get all the stuff I need and keep it on the cooking platform, rather than going to the pantry or the fridge, running around hundred times picking up things. I have seen people doing it! This is just one thing. I have many ideas that help save time. After all every second counts.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
29 Jan 13
I also think that every second in life count. I think it is a good idea you have shared.
@allknowing (72744)
• India
29 Jan 13
I could add and say every breath counts too!
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
for me time is very precious. if i still have time to finish what i have to finish or do at least the things in advance i have to it in order for me to have more time to rest and review them one by one if i made a mistakes or not. i dont want to waste my time talking about nonsense if i were in a meeting coz i know that everybody is tired.
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@allknowing (72744)
• India
28 Jan 13
So your way of managing time is to come to the point and not waste time talking something that is of no consequence. If there are hundred people listening and there is someone who talks 'shop' say, for about half an hour - 50 hours of man hours would have been wasted. Good point thee eylinn! I once told a priest that they should cut down their sermons atleast by half an hour saving as many as 2000 man hours if there would be 4000 listening to them! Shocking. Is it not?
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
3 Feb 13
Some people are born with the gift of multi-tasking and others need practice and experience. Being able to switch gears at a moments notice and think about a million things at once is not an easy way to go..lol. I usually keep a small note pad or piece of paper so that I can jot down..don't forgets. I wish I did, but I don't do nice lists because the priority right that second may take the backseat within seconds. I also tend to finish tasks that are the closest to me at the moment if possible. Running back and forth can take up more time than completing, completing, and completing.
@allknowing (72744)
• India
3 Feb 13
Multitasking also needs to be organised in that those tasks that need supervision are best tackled individually. I am a victim of that. Many a time the milk on the burner overflows. But while handling a particular activity if it is done in an orderly manner much time could be saved, specially running around, as you have pointed out. In my house we wash dishes once a day and they are kept in the respective places also once a day after the water is fully drained out. Dishes have one place and crockery has another. If I am to pick just one crockery piece and keep it on the shelf and walk back for another it will take me whole day. My maids are famous for doing that!
• Indonesia
28 Jan 13
Yeah, I agree. Time management is about organizing our activities. So time management is to change behavior, not increase the time to 25 hours a day. Changes in behavior and activity is not easy. Moreover, if the activity is already ingrained. Therefore we need a strong will and a steely determination to do so. Identify the "monster time". Monster time I mean the activity is not important enough to spend time yet. But actually we unconsciously been a waste of time. Recognize and identify the monsters of our time each. Know "what activities" and identify the "stimulus" and "situation" what makes us do the activity.
@allknowing (72744)
• India
29 Jan 13
That looks like a tested and tried method. Do you follow it too? Life for you then must be smooth as silk. We all tend to waste time on unimportant issues where we may not need to think. Thinking is tiring. Right?
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
I think that being a mom , I already have mastered the art of time management. I rarely get short of doing stuff. I always make it a point to do things as efficiently as possible but giving the assurance that I do my best.
@allknowing (72744)
• India
28 Jan 13
You may be doing something that could be typical to your style of working. Would you like to share?