October 09, 2013

Time is a currency..

... was the slogan of todays class. The discussion we had showed that only a few of us are good with time management. All had different complaints and problems,but the essence was one : we all wish the day had more than 24 hours.

Paul asked us to make a plan for the upcoming week and estimate average time for all of these activities. And there I understood that I really did not know how to make that. It has always been so strange for me to do so,as I have thought it is possible to do anything as it comes. I think this is the main reason why I am always rushing in a hurry,because there is so much to do in one day. Scheduling your week may help you to check if you allocate right time to your activities. On the other hand,I still do not believe that everything would be as you scheduled before,because it may take longer or less. Anyway, I think it is worthy to use the papers distributed by Paul and start planning,and who knows may be that is really effective?

The other point was that all activities can be classified in 4 groups. It is in my nature that very often I switch to things which are less important and this is my main problem(butterflying). In my opinion,it would be hard for me to change my habits and stop watching,reading and doing stuff which has no importance,but it would be useful to try to estimate the time needed for every category of activities. I think, one of the tasks of the class today was to show how we can keep up everything if we find the balance.

Let's see if it works for me.


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  1. Charles Adjei

    I have the same problem when it comes to being distracted and doing things that are not important or urgent. I think you are right about how to manage this problem. It is hard to not wonder off and do something more interesting and less boring when you have work to do. So I like the idea of being able to control these distractions. Schedule some minutes or an hour or two, and do all the things that distract you during your work time, i.e. facebook, instagram, reading interesting articles, watching your favorite tv shows, etc.

    The key is learning how to control negatives so they don’t compromise your potential.

    14 Oct 2013, 13:15

  2. Fidan Sadikhli

    Yes,Charles, agree with you! Life would be so boring without those “not urgent-not important” things :)

    14 Oct 2013, 14:22


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