Time management is a concept that I truly learned the importance of while enrolled in post-secondary education. Going from grade 12, where you are reminded by your teachers of upcoming due dates and assignments, to university, where classes are essentially voluntary and your professors don’t know your name, is a fine example of how much relevance responsibility and time management have, and let me tell you that you become aware of their significance pretty quickly when in university or college.
This is only one example of a situation in which time management is an incredibly beneficial skill to possess, but the skill itself really is a powerful one in any scenario. I don’t think there any disadvantages to having a strong sense of time management, and if there are, I’m certainly not familiar with them.
Time management is arguably a concept that appeals to everyone, but perhaps may not be so easily adapted and practiced by everyone. I know a handful of people that, no matter how hard they try, simply cannot get a firm grasp on the concept of managing time wisely, and they are often unfortunately victims of their own doing in that regard.
I like to think I’ve always been pretty proficient with my time management, but I, like everyone, could always improve. I try my best to prioritize tasks in terms of their importance when determining how much designated time to allot to them, and this strategy seems to work most of the time.
If you struggle with managing your time efficiently, consider investing in a planner. Planners are great tools when it comes to organizing responsibilities, and they’re great in the sense they are formatted to give you a look at an entire week at a time and what needs to be done.
Time management doesn’t have to be challenging, and with a little trial and error, I believe everyone can excel with it.