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How do you manage your time?

 
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As lot of self improvement dicussions are going on ( like this one-wonderful suggestions by all,
I would like to know , how do you all manage your time with all different activities , reading novels, technical books, sports, physical work-outs, kid[s],friends,TV,movies and other hobbies and last but not least- the job, the dead lines,learning whats required for the Job , status reports etc.. Sometimes, I feel, 24hrs are sufficient for the job alone ..
please share your experiences and any tips and suggestios are welcome...
 
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I feel, 24hrs are sufficient for the job alone



haha ! That feeling can change when you learn to say no. I have no sense of time management anywho. I do things by instinct and they turn out right most of the time. I could never plan anything the way our project works Everyday there is something that springs up and bites you in the butt and screams out "SURPRISEEEEEEEE". When I go home I do what I feel like doing. If I am tired I sleep. There is also the DVD, and games !
 
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I am not very effective in time management but I think one important thing is if somebody ask for your time the question you should ask to yourself is do you have the time ? if not then do what John said learn to say no.
[ October 16, 2006: Message edited by: Sameer Jamal ]
 
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Ok.. Let me put it in a different way..
Other than 8 or 9hrs for the job, how do you manage to sqeeze other activities in the daily routine..
 
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I would say it's very easy and it's very difficult to manage time. The truth is, you get to manage time 50% of the times, and time will manage you the remaining 50% of times.

When you are managing time, be the boss, say NO or say anything you want...

But when time is managing you, bend and wait for YOUR time to come, just hang on to the problem brother....

Okay, enough, let me be serious... I am not that experienced in managing time (that's what the recruiters are telling me, I mean my professional experience), but I was successfully able to do it than most of my co-workers and friends...

First, list out all the activities you would like to do (I don't mean brushing and bathing here):

For eg:

1) Go to Office
2) Come back in the evening and go to shopping or park or wherever
3) Watch your favorite TV show
4) Go and read something useful (for your next job or promotion )
5) Go to bed and have sweet dreams

Of which some activities may be a daily task and some may be occasional. I mean, Item No. 1 (Go to Office) is 5 days in a week where as Item No. 5 is a daily task.

It's easy to maintain time when you prioritize the work, and you have to come back and reschedule it time and time again because may be your favorite TV show got over and you have to plan and fill that gap. It's all about killing time, enjoying today and planning for tomorrow.

You know better than anyone else, so keep these things in your mind and collect all the advises my fellow ranchers are going to give you and manage your time accordingly.

Hope this helps,
Srikanth
 
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This is going to be the best post in rescent times if useful inputs are added to it.

But when time is managing you, bend and wait for YOUR time to come, just hang on to the problem brother....


Time is managing me from past 2 and half years
What can be done. if i dont work somebody else will move up the Pyramid or the corporate ladder.

I am very bad in managing time.
At times i go to office at 10 A.M and come back at 11.30 PM.
Is there anything that can be done to stop this..say no and utilize the rest of the time in some other things???
[ October 19, 2006: Message edited by: Biren shah ]
 
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