Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Where did the time go?

Women today who are juggling their two roles--career and motherhood feel that they are spending more than 24 hours a day.

Little do they realize that there are a lot of idle time during these hours--from getting off in the morning and retiring to bed in the evening.

Surveys conducted showed that the reason why these women are on the impression that time is wasted is because, they do not know how to manage their time and therefore that do not know where it is mostly spent.

When I was in the elementary, a teacher taught us how to manage the time by keeping a journal.

For example, we were asked to write the activities that we do first thing in the morning and how much hours or minutes are spent for each activity.

Once, we see the actual hours spent for a particular activty, we were instructed to find out what activity we tend to spend more time and if it is really needed.

In that way, we can reduce the time and add that to an acitivity which we think needs more time for us to effective accomplish it during a time frame.

In this exercise, we are adviced not to be obsessive about following the schedule to the last minute or seconds.

The objective is to be able to enjoy our time as well as use them more efficiently.

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