Before I learned proper time management I was stuck in a wheel of never ending stress, my to-do list kept getting longer and longer even though I tried crossing off as much as possible.
As time went by I had to do more and more at work which left my home life lacking. This was a huge source of stress; so much of my weekends went into cleaning the house.
When I was finished I was usually too tired to spend time with friends or family.
In addition I was too tired to exercise which made my body start to deteriorate and made me even more tired.
It was a downward spiral too burnout.
That is until I learned how to turn it around.
Here are 7 reasons why I think time management is important.
1. You produce more results
Since you are more efficient and focus more of your time on important tasks you get more done during the day which makes you a valuable commodity. You elevate you to one of the most valuable people to potential employers.
2. You get more time off
When you produce more at work you won’t have to work late as often, or at least not as late, which gives you the chance to come home to your family and spend time with them, you also get the chance to work out and clean the house which decreases your stress and thereby your efficiency even more creating a positive spiral.
3. You become more valuable to your employer
When you produce more valuable results you become an incredibly important asset to your employer. By increasing your efficiency you can produce even twice as much as your colleagues, which leads us to point 4.
4. You get paid more
When you produce more than your colleagues, if you ask for it, which makes you get paid more than your colleagues. If you produce twice as much you are worth twice as much to the company which should let you get paid twice as much.
I have seen many people increase their salary by large margins after learning proper time management.
5. You have time to think long term
Your best decisions and your highest motivation comes when you have clear goals and have the chance to make plans for their completion. When you free up time using time management you give yourself the chance to think about these larger questions.
When you think long term you start seeing opportunities you might otherwise have missed or spot problems so that you can resolve them before they become crises.
6. You aren’t as stressed
This is a god send gift.
For me reducing my stress levels was the most important part of learning time management. I could spend more time on things I enjoyed and I wasn’t constantly bothered by my to-do list.
7. You are happier
With reduced stress levels, more time off, a higher salary, clearer goals and plans and more job security, your life takes a turn for the better. You have a lot more reasons to be happy and your life has become a lot easier to manage.
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