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Top Five Rules For Time Management

Updated: Sep 8, 2023

Relative time is not relative for many of us, especially in recent years. Time moves at an incredible speed, and there is nothing we can do to stop it. When we look at the clock, we cannot believe our eyes and think how quickly it is six o'clock. There is no time for anything we have done or will do. We spend most of our time working and seeking to do something for ourselves in the time that is left or not, but all our efforts are in vain. The author of this blog wonders if it used to be like this. When did we start mixing days into nights from hunting and gathering?


Relative time is not relative for many of us, especially in recent years. Time moves at an incredible speed, and there is nothing we can do to stop it. When we look at the clock, we cannot believe our eyes and think how quickly it is six o'clock. There is no time for anything we have done or will do. We spend most of our time working and seeking to do something for ourselves in the time that is left or not, but all our efforts are in vain. The author of this blog wonders if it used to be like this. When did we start mixing days into nights from hunting and gathering?

Before we dive into the subject, consider this scientific fact: On July 29, 2022, Earth completed a whole spin in 1.59 milliseconds less than its standard 24 hours, according to a report. Scientists believe that the world is spinning faster than ever before. This is not a noticeable speed, so why don't we have time for anything? Relativity comes into play here. Perhaps, while reading this article, you are one of those who say that, on the contrary, time passes very slowly or does not pass for me. Yes, time is a subjective experience. In a nutshell, everything is bound up in your perception of time. Let's wish happiness to those who say that time is too slow, and let's move on with those who never have time.


Chunking


Here's your worst nightmare. Those who claim that time moves at an abnormally fast rate may be suffering from a condition known as chunking. People tend to group individual experiences, so if you have some incidents that frequently occur, you group them into one category. When you do this, you lose specific details of these episodes and begin to believe you're experiencing less because you've put them all together. You think that time flies. So, if you did bungee jumping instead of working at the computer all day, time would pass more slowly for you unless bungee jumping is a daily routine.


The new era compelled us to devise new time-management techniques. Let's look at these approaches together.


1. Change


It would be best if you had a change. It's time to add some activities into your daily routine that you have yet to do before or have done very little of. This translates to more experience, and more experience will also cause significant changes in your perception of time. You can change your perception of time by incorporating simple methods into your daily routine, such as adding a 30-minute walk or exercise in the air to your daily routine, going to a different restaurant instead of the one you go to every day, or going to a movie or theater once a week.


2. Stop wasting it


You know that you wasted time. Watching reels for hours will keep your perception of time the same. A study found that 89% of people waste time at work daily, and 69% of men and 62% of women use the internet for personal reasons. Examine how frequently you take coffee breaks at work, even if you don't want to. Continuing to engage in non-essential activities exacerbates your perception of time. First, take a seat and think about it. How much time do you devote to social media? Be reasonable. Isn't it a bit much? Instead, how about starting the project you've meant to do for a long time?


3. Prioritize


You've probably heard of the 60-30-10 rule. Please make a list of your daily tasks and prioritize them. It will be easier to manage your time if the essential functions take up 60% of your time, the intermediate 30%, and the least significant 10%. Prioritizing, scheduling, and following up on tasks are all routines that will always work for you. You must follow the one-task-at-a-time rule. Let's look at how multitasking can cause negative feedback here.


4. Welcome To The Paradox-Take A Break


We must waste some of our time using it more productively, creatively, and actively. We're not talking about returning to reels and wasting your time here. Some of our suggestions are stopping to think, planning, and a brief meditation. It entails refreshing our soul and mind, engaging in light exercise, and feeling refreshed when we return to work. Taking short breaks allows us to regain our focus.


5. Limit the time for your goals


Setting a time limit for work and other life goals means we will reach that goal more efficiently. When you say to yourself that I am given six months to lose weight, your subconscious perceives this as a task that needs to be accomplished and starts working to bring you to this goal. Napoleon Hill, the author of think&Grow Rich, introduced this theory in his bestselling book in 1937. The number of people who have succeeded using this method is too great to be underestimated. You are close to your goal when you say you will finish this task by four o'clock. Make time for your purposes and observe how they are achieved.


We wish those who complain about the time in their life when they can spend time as they want to.



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