How often to hear someone say, “where did the time go” or “there isn’t enough time in the day?” I am sure we all hear it and say it on a daily bases. Time waits for no one, but that means we have to take into account how we manage it. According to www.entrepreneur.com “there are two types of time: clock time and real time.” Of course, clock time is self-explanatory because this is the time we always refer to such as getting off work at 4:00pm, trying to meet a deadline when there is only 5 minutes until 2:00pm or telling your children they only have 10 seconds to get down the stairs to head off to basketball practice. These are all examples of how we think of time, but it is suggested that we think of it differently. Instead of stressing about what is on the clock you must shift your thinking and think of it on a mental level – real time because that is what we live in.
Real time is the time you create! You have to figure out how to manage everything that needs to get done by thinking about what take precedence. If you are in school, work setting or even at home there are all always three ways you spend your time: thinking, conversing, and taking action.
Entrepreneur has 10 useful ways to manage real time and we have selected our top 3:
- Plan your day – take about 30 minutes at the beginning of each day to schedule your time. This has to take be a part of your daily routine.
- Plan and expect to spend minimum 50 percent of your daily time thinking, engaged in activities and conversation which would foster maximum results.
- Not everything will get done; however, if you utilize at least ¼ of your thoughts, conversations and activities wisely than expect 80 percent results!
If you would like to read the rest of the article, ‘How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work.’ Click on the following link https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219553
Here at the Allen School of Health Sciences we are always talking to our students about the importance of time and finding the right way for each individual student to find that balance. Showing up is half the battle, but ultimately utilizing your “real time” affectively will determine your success. Try out these tips and see how you can maximize the most out of your day!