Category: Time Management

Time Is…

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Photo by Eugene Shelestov

You are not free until you know how to manage your time. Progress doesn’t happen overnight. It happens when you know how to manage your time.

Time is precious. Don’t waste it on things that are irrelevant to your dreams. Manage your time well. If you know how to manage your time, you will know how to live your life. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experiences, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.” So if you want to live a full human life, you must manage your time well. Because time is your life. If you waste it, you waste your life.

“Time is too short for those who rejoice.”- Henry Van Dyke

Live your time. Your time is important. Use your time to get yourself to where you want to be. Use your time to change other people’s lives. Use your time to love, to create new things, to change what you don’t like about yourself. Don’t use your time to bring other people down. Don’t use your time to watch TV. Use it to live, to give thanks to God, to reach out to your friends, to read, to draw, to design, to make the world a better place.

Time is important. Use your time to live your own life. Use your time to create yourself, to reinvent yourself. Steve Jobs once said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” We are not going to be here forever. But while we are still here, let us not waste our lives. Let us live our lives.

The Dark Side Of Multitasking, According To Research

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Photo by Anthony Shkraba

“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.”- Peter Drucker

Happiness comes from doing what is in front of us. We try to multitask ourselves, but it is hard to do. We think we are ready for it, “but research has shown that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like to think they are.”

If you really want to enjoy your life, if you want to enjoy your work, focus on one thing at a time. Don’t listen to those who brag about how good they are at doing one trillion things at the same time. They are just bragging! Just bragging!

You are supposed to enjoy what you are doing, right? But if you engage yourself in multiple tasks at the same time, you are reducing the fun that comes from your work. If you are not enjoying your work, think about it. Ask yourself, “Is this job the right one for me?” If not, find a way to make it better. If you can’t make it better, it is time to move forward.

Doing multiple things at the same time is good, but not for everyone. Some people are good at it, others not. If you are not one of them, don’t do it. If you want to enjoy your work, focus on what is right in front of you.