We must manifest the ability to manage
our time according to our goals. If we are spending hours watching
television or chatting with friends online or not, we are not investing
our valuable time in manifesting the abilities to reach our goals and
manage our time. Rather, we are wasting what can never be returned to
us. Once time is gone, there is no turning back. Friends, family, self,
school, work, activities, and entertainment, as well as other tasks,
duties, chores, fun time, et cetera play a role in managing time. The
trick is to find a solution to do all the things you want to do without
wasting too much time doing it. I will lay out a chart in this article
that may help manifest the ability to manage your time wisely while you
reach your goals and enjoy life while you are doing it.
Family: How much time does your
family require of you to spend time with them? Does your family
understand your needs, goals, and plans? Do you regularly communicate
by sitting at the dinner table and discussing with your family what you
intend to achieve each day to reach a targeted goal that benefits
everyone? Do you include your family in the goals you set for yourself?
Does your friends understand that you have a goal you intend to reach.
Do you have friends that allow you to make your own decisions in the
time you spend with them?
Work: What are your hours of
work? How much of that time spent could be spent somewhere else? Does
your work meet the requirements of your time management scheme
financial situation to reach your targeted goal? Do you work at a job
that takes more of your time than the time allowed in a single day?
Entertainment: How much time are
you spending to watch television or movies? Are you so consumed in
non-paying sports that you are spending more time here than other areas
where you could reach for your goals? Do you frequent bars?
Self: Do you take time out of your busy schedule to take care of you?
School: Are you spending too much time on schoolwork, simply because you procrastinated?
Activities: Which activities that you attend benefit your time management plan to reach your goals?
Now we can examine each
question one by one, knocking out wasted time, and increasing the
ability to reach your goal. Starting with family, which is THE most
important obligations in our life, we can see that we have to or are
responsible to spend time with our families. There is no escaping this
responsibility. However, there is away to manifest the ability to
manage your time with your family, and include your family in that time
management scheme which reaches a goal that benefits everyone. Since
today, families are working together in a hard-core world that makes it
difficult as the time progress. If you are a family working together,
you are a family on the road to success. It is important that you at
least once everyday sit and have a meal together as a family. Spend an
hour or so on entertainment and activities that bring forth a happy
family and successful future.
Friends are individuals we
all need in our lives, but if those friends are requiring more of your
time than you can spare, then those are not real friends. Real friends
will support you in your time managing scheme to reach your goal and
will understand if you can’t spare the time they require of you.
Good friends will even help you sometimes when your time management
scheme is off track, by letting you know when you are on the wrong road
to success. Quality time with friends should be managed wisely.
Work is essential for
reaching the goals you set for your self and family. While you are at
work, YOU should be working to finish your job, which is an element of
time management that helps you to reach your goals sooner.