Time is the one resource that is distributed
equally to all people. It doesnt matter where you live, what
you do for a living, or how much money you make. Every person gets
only 24 hours in a day. Often success depends on what you do with
those 24 hours. How often have you heard someone say I save
time by taking shortcuts? Can a person really save
time? You cannot put it in the bank for later use like money. Once
the time passes, it is used or gone. It cannot be retrieved. So
if our success depends on what we do during those 24 hours, what
can a person do to make better use of that time?
One of the best methods to manage
time more efficiently is to establish a routine. There are tasks
that each person needs to complete daily. These tasks could range
from going to work to taking out the garbage. Some of the tasks
are very important. Others are sometimes considered nuisances that
one wishes he/she could ignore but cannot.
The first step to establishing a
routine is to write down all of the tasks you need to complete.
People in general do this more often than they think. One of the
most common examples would be writing down doctors appointments
on a calendar so they will not be forgotten. The problem arises
though when people are not consistent in writing down all of the
tasks or appointments that need to be finished. A list needs to
be completed daily. This list could be written the night before
or first thing in the morning. A To Do list is easy
to create. However, this is not the only way you can create a schedule
of what needs to be completed or achieved!
It's time for an activity. Click on the clock to begin the exercise.
This program was developed
by the West Virginia State Department of Education, the West Virginia
Workplace Education Program, and the Regional Education Service
Agency (RESA) V.