Where Did All Of My Time Go?

Demetra Moore | September 14th, 2015
Demetra Moore (Photo by Adina Oree - Enchantment Designs)

Demetra Moore (Photo by Adina Oree – Enchantment Designs)

Have you heard of the ‘80:20 rule’? Not the one from that Tyler Perry movie; the Pareto Principle which states that 80 percent of efforts that are not managed generate only 20 percent of the desired output.

When most of us think about time management, we picture lists, appointment books, and extensive planning. However, time management is simpler than that; it’s about being focused. Scheduling, goal setting, thorough planning, and prioritizing are the core basics of time management.

While these basics sounds very complicated, time management is fairly easy and worth the effort. Having a balanced lifestyle is the key result in having personal time management. It is about getting results, not about being busy.

The six areas that personal time management seeks to improve in anyone’s life are physical, intellectual, social, career, emotional and spiritual. The physical aspect involves having a healthy body, less stress and fatigue. The intellectual aspect involves learning and other mental growth activities.

The social aspect involves developing personal or intimate relations and being an active contributor to society. The career aspect involves work and professional development. The emotional aspect involves appropriate feelings and desires, and manifesting them. The spiritual aspect involves a personal quest for meaning.

Thoroughly planning and having a set of things to do list for each of the key areas may not be very practical, but determining which area in your life is not being giving enough attention is part of time management. Each area creates the whole you, if you are ignoring one area then you are ignoring an important part of yourself.

Here’s three ways to incorporate time management basics into your personal and professional life:
1. Review your goals whether it be immediate or long-term goals
2. Learn to say “no”. Heed it even if it involves saying the word to
family or friends
3. Have a record or journal of all your activities.

Dr. Helmsetter said, “I believe that mastering one’s future must surely start with managing one’s self. And if we could accomplish that we could manage and master at least a part of what we call life.” The moment you integrate time management skills as part of your daily routine more opportunities will become apparent. If you would like additional details on time management enroll in my Personal Mastery Seminar. This seminar will allow you to effectively balance the six key areas in your life.

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