One of the most important elements in the history of man is time. An adage in local parlance ‘says time na money which means that time is of great value.
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When you have much to do, time management helps you to reduce long-term stress by giving you direction.
Neil Shah, an expert in stress management says time management puts you in control of where you are going and helps you to increase your productivity
When you effectively utilize your time, you tend to work more and enjoy better whatever you are putting your time and energy into.
Also, you will have time enough to enjoy life. Life’s not hard with proper time management.
Neil further said symptoms of stress caused by poor time management include: “Irritability and mood swings, tiredness and fatigue, Inability to focus or concentrate, Mental block, memory lapses and forgetfulness, Lack of, or loss of, sleep, At worst, withdrawal and depression”.
To reduce stress, then you must manage your time well and be clear about what you want to achieve and work towards it. Never leave what is important and end up working on the things that are put in front of you.
Focus on the work and activities that need to be done rather than reacting to demands made by others.
Also, break down tasks. To do this, you need to get a good understanding of what you need to do. Find out how complex the task is, as well as the deadline.
It’s important to divide the task into smaller pieces. After breaking your task into bits, turn them into a plan of action and complete the tasks step by step.
Never forget that you can also assign responsibilities to others when the works are overwhelming.
One important thing you should never forget is having a -to-do-list; which will help prioritize your chunk of works. It will help you have a better direction.
So, why not join me as we have a stress free week by managing our time well.