Most of the time, people complain that they do not have enough time for doing their things. They blame others for their own poor time management skills. But, the fact is – we all have 24 hours in a day.
Isn’t it an irony, despite having all sorts of machine that can make our lives easier, we are still crying for not having much time? Wish we could add a few more hours to a day! But that is not going to happen and no science can do that. The best thing is, we can organize those 24 hours that we are blessed with. I am not here to give you another lecture on time management skills, but what prevents us from our organizing time.
We all know that daily hours are not going to work according to our wish. However, the best we can do is – managing ourselves and our time.
We all know this little secret of self-management and we all are expert in prioritizing things, yet we are frustrated and always complain that time passed too fast. We know solutions, but we don’t have the basic understanding of the problem. So, let us understand the problem.
There are five essential elements that prevents us from organizing our time better.
1We Allow Things To Trap Us
Throughout the day, the universe sends us a lot of traps: an unexpected phone call from the mother, an additional task from a colleague, a complaint from a customer, a friend going through an existential crisis and many more unexpected things.
The worst part is – despite having complete access required to handle these distraction, we let them intervene.
Then, at the end of the day, we complain about not having enough time.
These small hijacks are the number one element that prevents us from organizing our time.
The second element that prevent us from organizing our time is – laziness.
In the morning, when we woke up to make a move, instant laziness stops us from making even the smallest gesture. And, this happens to most of us. This is better known as laziness.
We know that sleeping a few more minutes is not an option that we should vote for.
However, we still do the same; sleep a few more minutes.
We don’t do what we should do until we see the deadlines. It may be hard to accept this, but in many cases, it is our laziness prevents us from our organizing time.
We all want to have perfection in things we do. At the same time, we all know that perfection is a myth and nothing is perfect because there is always a scope for improvement.
Still, many of us try to take the bull by the horns; in search of perfection, we uselessly waste time and at the end of the day, when we see a mistake, we get frustrated.
We must understand that instead of running behind the perfection, we must reach deadlines because perfection is a myth.
4Poor Decision Making
At the end of the day, most of us complain that they hadn’t achieved what they aimed at for that day. Despite making to-do lists and all, they always lack time.
Now, who is responsible for this? We all have 24 hours in a day. But only a few people know how to use those hours to the maximum.
There is no secret to it. It is all about decision making.
To blame others for your own poor time mismanagement skills, is not a wise thing to do.
We know, distractions are going to be there and regardless of our efforts, we cannot get rid of those.
The best we can do is – improve our decision making power.
We must accept that we are the only person responsible for our goals’ fate and it is all about personal failure.
5We Listen Heart
Meeting deadline and achieving target is a matter of brain and not the heart. If we want to achieve something, with enthusiasm, we need strategies as well.
However, most of us listen to heart. Instead of planning things strategically, we focus on unrealistic approaches.
This is the reason, why most of us never reach our ultimate goal.
We must accept that we all are in a 24 hours’ compass and throughout our lives, we won’t be able to cheat that.
Before learning how to manage our time, we must learn the secrets of self-management; the techniques of controlling our mind and mastering the decision making capabilities.
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