Time management is a very crucial concept. Sometimes it happens that we get lost in the vicious cycle of time just by fidgeting with one work and having no time to provide to other chores.
Time management expert Laura Vanderkam imparts people how to bifurcate time to allot to personal chores. In her TED talk, one of the first things she says is: “‘I don’t have time’ often means ‘it’s not a priority’”. This is a more accurate language according to Vanderkam, and she says, “Using this language reminds us that time is a choice.”
The first stage to set your priorities right is to figure out what they are. She comes up with two strategies to go about this. The first is writing yourself a review, but for the next year instead of the previous one. The second is to curate the same for your personal life and goes on to explain to break your plan of action into four constructive steps.
The key step is to integrate your priorities into your slot first. Demonstrating with statistics, she makes a shocking statement about the amount of time people actually get in their lives. She adds that we have 168 hours in our hand in a week. She fairly affirms, “That is a lot of time.”
“In a hundred and sixty eight hours a week, I think we can find time for what matters to you,” she emphasises. Utilizing every bit of time, like reading on a bus journey or a family breakfast instead of dinner, if it’s feasible.
Vanderkam is a firm believer there always exists time to do the things that one lays emphasis on, and says, “Even if we are busy, we have time for what matters. And when we focus on what matters, we can build the lives we want, in the time that we have.”