Importance of Time Management

As they say, time is money. Time is our most valuable asset, and managing it well is critical to leading a successful and happy life. Think about how much time in a day do you invest in your goals? Effective time management will allow you to develop your career, personal relationships, physical and mental fitness. Time is limited, no matter how we look at it, we all have only 24 hours in the day. Sometimes it can feel like that's not enough, considering we spend about a third of it sleeping, and many hours in maintenance such as cleaning, showering, cooking and eating. Once all is said and done, we're left with about 10-12 hours of "actual time" per day, and with everything one might want to achieve, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Time management will allow you to utilize your time better. You can accomplish a lot more with lesser effort, once you start looking for ways to optimize your working hours. This will help you improve your decision-making and build discipline, as you focus on making the most out of your day. Time management is a positive spiral. The better you get at it, the more work you will get done. The more you're efficient with your work, the more time you will have to do other tasks. Along with getting more done, time management can help boost confidence and morale. A person who gets a lot done is a lot more confident in their abilities, allowing them to tackle more tasks and work towards their goal. As one starts to get more systematic with their time, effective time management helps alleviate stress and anxiety as one feels better equipped to handle the day's tasks. Look into the various ways to manage your time; what works for someone may not work for you. Methods that use apps, journalling, fixing your sleep schedule, and creating lists can help improve your productivity; you have to find what's right for you. Carpe diem!