Can we control time? It is common to hear that one would like the day to have more than 24 hours, but do we really need more hours or reschedule our activities? Time management is still a challenge for many people and extends to both personal and professional agendas.
You are a busy professional with many tasks and believe that if you had more time to finish them you would be fine. Wouldn’t you be handled more responsibilities then? Finding time is an universal complaint and it is common to hear students and stay-home moms claiming that their lives are hectic, causing them to feel stressed. But “feeling stressed out” is just the beginning of something more serious if not detected early.
Stress is not just a mood or temporary situation, but a disease. A disease that may lead to heart-attacks, strokes, mental disability and even death. In fact, it is ironic because we are the only responsible for our level of stress, so technically we are causing this to ourselves. How? By being unable to manage our schedules and not learning or improving skills.
There are several techniques to become more organized and take control of your 24-hour day. Some of them are very easy to apply, such as making use of technology or eliminating distractions. Endless books and courses are available on the topic of Time Management, but how come many still struggle in finding time to work and enjoy life? Because each individual is unique and there is no universal recipe that applies to all.
A life and career coach assists coachees with restructuring their agenda and helps identifying the key issues and designs a customized list of tools for time management. Another key-point is how diligent and motivated the coachee is to make such changes and succeed in time management.