Tips and Techniques
in Time Management
Time Management is
an important skill and knowledge especially in organizing
complicated social structures.
|"Tempus Fugit, or Time Flies as
expressed in Latin, is a saying that is still very relevant. As a
matter of fact, it is very evident in our modern lives. We would
sometimes feel the urgency of things, the rapid changes of our
environment, and the somewhat fast mobility of people and
And think about
Time is more valuable than money. You
can accumulate money - but not time...
Just imagine yourself every morning, still sleepy
and dreamy from the less than five hours of sleep.
You are about to start your day with seemingly
insurmountable tasks: there are bills waiting to be paid, reports
to be submitted before 12 noon, calls to be made, a long grocery
list for the weekends, a barbecue party, endless post-6 p.m.
meetings, tasks, tasks, tasksand even more tasks.
Are you overworked and stressed
Do you feel the weight on your shoulder?
Your biggest enemy is maybe not your boss, nor is
it your neighbor...
Isn´t it the TIME
and the lack of it to finish all your duties and
Gadgets and modern tools, like cellular phones,
microwave ovens, computers, and portable electronic organizers
(PDAs) have made our lives easier and have given us the necessary
advantage to lessen our time to work on certain tasks.
The connectivity of people through mobile
technology, as well as the vast and efficient transportation system
in industrialized and currently developing countries, leads to
faster communication and social linkages.
Changes like these have emphasized the importance
of time management and a creation of a more organized and practical
lifestyle. Time has therefore been measured and controlled through
these developments, so we have to adjust according to the demands
of our times. To picture this out, just think of your life as a
giant hourglass with golden grains of sand, the top-half running
empty and inside the bottom-half, we are being drowned by so many
works and labors.
In our daily
struggle towards our goals, time and the lack of it becomes our
But this should not be the case!
Since time is also a human invention, a form of
measurement in knowing our past or history. The narrative of time,
or how we have organized our memories and our past experiences
using the standards of time, is very important in knowing the
development of human civilization as well as societies and
More than this, we can also influence the changes
in time and space relationship. We can manage these changes and
prepare ourselves for the tasks within the time being that we can
Management is an important skill and knowledge especially in
organizing complicated social structures.
In practical terms, we must recognize the
importance of every moment and how each daily perception of second,
minute, hour, etc, affects our survival and interaction with others
in our rapidly changing environment. We could learn new things by
knowing the importance of little changes that could affect larger
One should know that a particular second in a
chemical change is very relevant to whatever result of a scientific
On a more practical note, a decision made within a
matter of seconds or days can change a destiny of a person, more
so, even a nation.
The Millennium Celebration during the onset of the
year 2000 was a major event and had inspired millions of people on
what to expect and what to reflect as we marked two thousand years
of human triumphs, defeats, and struggles. That celebration marked
some of the most important achievements and even worries, as time
is about to enter its historical leap. The millennium bug made some
of us anxious. It scared people with cataclysmic scenarios of
technology going frenzy as the two zeros of the year 2000 enters
into our state of mind, resulting in outdated computer
We are now moving towards the future, when and
where time is one factor that can influence our success or
downfall. In this regard, we can contemplate on some concepts and
ideas about time.