Time management is an endless series of decisions that gradually change the shape of your life. Inappropriate decisions produce frustration, low self-esteem and increased stress.
They can result in the following symptoms of poor time management:
• Procrastination, deadlines constantly being missed
• Chronic vacillation between unpleasant alternatives
• Fatigue or listlessness, many hours of unproductive activity
• Rushing from one project to the other; no satisfied feelings of accomplishment
• Insufficient time for rest or personal relationships
• The sense of being overwhelmed by demands and details; doing what you have to do instead of what you want to do most of the time
The methods of time management can be learned by realizing that:
1. You can establish priorities that highlight your most important goals, allowing you to base your decisions on what is important to you and what is not.
2. You can create time by realistic scheduling and by the elimination of low priority tasks.
3. You can learn to make basic decisions.