Time managment, have you ever do so??

@xiongqh (793)
Hong Kong
January 23, 2007 7:40pm CST
I have the habit of setting my watch 5 min fast, this fools me into avoiding being 3 min late for meetingsor train- well, more often than not - and instead being 2 min early. Have you ever do this way? how to manage your time? or just fooling yourself.
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@vyaasrad (568)
• India
24 Jan 07
time management is very important
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@angelicEmu (1311)
24 Jan 07
I used to do this when I was a teenager, as I was often late! This was often because my father (who was the only one in our family who could drive) would set off to take me to school and music rehearsals late, so I'd always arrive really late (which was embarassing, and made me feel that I was letting others down, and being rude). As I got older though, I could decide for myself when to set off, so I just learned from the experiences of my youth and made sure I left myself plenty of time to make my journey. I'd still rather be 15 minutes early than 5 minutes late!
@xiongqh (793)
• Hong Kong
25 Jan 07
you did good things,manage time by tourself, not the other.
@raijin (10382)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
It's really important for us to have and implement time management here in our country, since the traffic here is very unpredictable. It also gives us time to prepare for our work and analyze things before we get into it, and plan to get ahead of time or schedule. To prioritize tasks that urgent and it's deadlines.
@xiongqh (793)
• Hong Kong
24 Jan 07
you are true, traffic jam is a problem we must taken into caculating. it make the time more unpredictable.
@oxygenton (242)
• India
30 Jan 07
nope..
@cindy83 (133)
• China
29 Jan 07
Yes, I do it now. Because my company is strict for time, it wil be fined if you canot reach office in time. I am afraid it, so I will setting my watch 10 min fast, then I can reach office before normal work time. This way is foling myself to adjust time to setting time, and I cannot find another way to manage time.
@anex84 (465)
• Bulgaria
28 Jan 07
Time management is mostly to do with organisation. I would suggest for you working with lists and wall charts to organise your tasks. With lists you will be able to stop things simply falling away and getting forgotten about. A wallchart allows for longer planning. Depending how your ADD reacts to it you could use a PDA to keep a track of the same information. Hope that helps
@smkwan2007 (1038)
• Hong Kong
25 Jan 07
In my place, traffic jams always happen. So when I have to attend important meeting or appointment, I usually leave home one hour earlier. This would help me to avoid being late. But I don't know if this kind of practice should be categorized as time management. I have an impression that time management is some stategies which enable people to accomplish more within a very short time.
• China
24 Jan 07
yes i do, but it make me so nervously, then i set it normal but i will prepare several minute to do everything, i think it is a correct way, how about you
24 Jan 07
I have tried the writing things down, the list, computer planning calenders and schedules. Time planning does not work for me at all. Take each day as it comes, get everything done and hope people understand if your late, though I prefer if possible to be early.
@tictac714 (976)
• United States
24 Jan 07
This doesn't work for me. I tried it, and I just end up knowing that I have an extra 5 minutes and end up being late anyway. =(
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
yes i do time management...i set my watch 30mins in advance...and i do my daily activities with time allotment on each activities..that way im compelled to finish it according to schedule.i do sometiem finish it ahead of tim...so ive got lots of time o relax or to star another task for the next day to lessen my burden/task.peace!
@anyablue (363)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I'm even worse - I have set my watch and clocks 10 minutes ahead. It usually works for me. At the beginning I was still late for things because I reminded myself I was ahead 10 minutes. But now I have trained myself to work within my time limit. One thing I also do is begin to get ready early.
@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
24 Jan 07
This is a unique way of time management. I have never thought of this. But still, the idea is very practical and does no harm. The only setback is that if you work for a company, not to forget the actual time and end up leaving from work earlier. The boss may not be too understanding about it.