In the world, there are some great myths today that were once thought to be fact. Like the earth is flat or the planets and sun revolves around the earth.
In life there are also things we live our life by, thinking it’s true but we just bought into the wrong ideas. Here are 5 Myths about Time Management
#1 – I don’t have Time for Time Management
Isn’t this so ironic?
Here’s what it comes down to: Feel the short sting of self-discipline or the crushing weight of regret?
Time management and increased productivity will free up more time in your life, work, and/or studies than ever before, but like most good things in life there is a price to pay. The effort it takes to just clean up the work area, prioritize the important work, or whatever it may be, will bring much greater returns.
#2 – I work best under pressure
This one is funny and sad and can be devastating.
Funny because it’s so not true. Being tensed, stressed, under pressure for too long or too often is harmful for a person’s health as well as other areas of life.
Sad because many people believe this.
It does have a benefit though, now it feels like there’s a legitimate excuse to procrastinate until the last minute [aka watch Prison Break or something]. When the pressure does come, I know you know they’re not the most fun person to be around. Obviously when there’s a deadline looming over somebody’s head they can be irritable.
Devastating because it can creep into a person’s deen; waiting until the last 15 minutes to pray the salaah, asking “is it halal to…” when the contract is ready and awaiting signature, contacting the biryani place 30 minutes after the event has started and people are in line for dinner. So pressure –> definitely not ideal working situation.
#3 – I don’t want to be stuck to an agenda
Nobody said this is rule #1 of time management anyway. However, if something needs to get done then I’m sure they want to get that done as easily and effectively possible; why not follow through with the plans and enjoy the free time.
#4 – I’m not a neat freak
Managing time isn’t about managing your closet.
Whatever is important or necessary for something that’s important, just make sure it’s available.
- Ex. Going to the gym – just have the shoes and clothes ready beforehand.
- Ex. Going to class in the morning – have a pen and the book handy (unless of course you work best under pressure and want to rush to find them before you leave 🙂
#5 – I’m unfixable
This one might be true…
It’s really on the person to make the changes in their life. Sure, every time management technique or system may not be your favorite but atleast give it a fair try. See what works for you and go with that, leave the rest. Even if it’s a tough situation, do what you can do.
Give yourself a fair chance; you may be standing in the way of your success. Our life is nothing more than the limited time we have, so let’s make the best of it.
So there they are – 5 Myths about Time Management
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