Chapter 13

Time Management

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.

Scottish Proverb

Using time to think and plan is time well-spent. In fact, if you fail to take time for planning, you are in effect, planning to fail.

Telephone calls, mail, papers, e- mail, uninvited visitors both professional and social are BIG time thieves. Track time spent on them and learn to put your foot down and not get carried away with otherís priorities. Do with your time what you need to.

TV is another time thief. Itís a good idea to track time spent on TV. This helps to know if one has wasted time on surfing and watching programs one would rather not have watched. Excessive TV watching is particularly bad for children as, it takes away from sporting and other outdoor activities. The nature and content of some programs can have negative psychological effects and with prolonged exposure, the cathode ray radiation from TV screens can cause brain damage in children.

You should allot blocks of time for important tasks.

We all have the same amount of time i.e. 86400 seconds a day. How you use it will determine whether you get, what you want out of life.

Even an hour a day saved by better time use, is like adding a full month to a year and several years to a lifetime.

Time is ticking away, use

it wisely.