Sylvia Hogan Written by Sylvia Hogan · 1 min read >

Time management is the ability to use one’s time effectively. Productivity is as a result of commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.


Time management  is the process of planning and exercising conscious control of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity.

It involves the balancing of various demands upon a person relating to work, social life, family, hobbies, personal interests, and commitments with the finite nature of time

Time has great value. Time value can never be bought. The time you spend on irrelevant things can never be recovered. Before my skills, I use to procrastinate a lot. I believed in postponing jobs that could be done immediately for a later time until I attended a time management class.

After the class, I realised that I lacked the basic skills on how to manage my time. This made me to search for books that was going to educate me and give me better understanding on how I was going to manage my time properly.

Time management
Time management


From my research and what I was taught, I realised some ways on how time could be managed

  • Avoid procrastinating: Procrastinating makes you to become a time spender instead of managing the time. You will only end up pushing things you have to do forward and forgetting that time waits for no one and time spent can not be replace.
  • Make a list of your priorities
  • Assign time/limit on task: When you assign time to a task, you will be able to manage your time well. There is no real value in allowing yourself a half hour to do a task that you know you can complete in five minutes
  • Practise the 4D time management technique
  • Do not multi task: Multi tasking makes you to lose time and decrease productivity when switching from one task to another. Focus on the task at hand and block out all distractions.


However, time management is a very important skill to acquire in other to have a better lifestyle. Therefore, if time is being managed well, jobs will be completed in time.

NOTE: Always remember that time wasted can never be recovered.

Sylvia Hogan


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