One of many problems I have today is the way I manage my time. In recent years the pace of everyday life has picked up but time has remained the same. Therefor it is of greater importance that I find ways and means to manage my time better.
To manage my time more effectively, I must view time management as more than just one skill. For example, prioritizing, setting goals, and delegating are just a few factors that make up time management. When I determine which time management skills are my strengths and which are challenging I can set a course of action. The use of time is not the same for everyone. I tend to need more time to complete projects than others. One key in proper time management is to develop a personal time plan. [Time is like money, they both need to be spent wisely] (Kay, 2011). As I grow older and take on more projects, there is not enough time in a day to finish them, which results in substandard work. To help me in spending my time wisely, I must create a time budget.
To evaluate time management, determine strengths and challenges (weaknesses). Two strengths I have are organization and planning. My organizational skills give me structure. Certain tasks have to be done a certain way at a certain time. I use a yearly calendar to plan my days, weeks, months, and year. Procrastination and my lack of ability to delegate to my family are challenges. A time budget is also important in that how I budget my time will help to structure my time.
When I find my specific strengths and challenges, according to Kay (2011) “[then develop an...