- The Top Six
Time Management Guide Part 3
now, we have been harping about how valuable time is and how time
lost is time lost forever and so on.
now we come to a strange concept and that is ‘Time Killers’.
very word sounds like sacrilege doesn’t it? How
can one talk about killing such a valuable resource.
that’s the way the story goes. There are a lot of time killers in
this world and what you have to do is identify them and stay wary
of them. Only then can you put your available time to the maximum
time killers that I have listed below are more or less general.
They are things that most of us encounter.
apart from these, each one of us may have unique time killers that
are particular to our style of living and way of work. Be smart
and identify these killers.
I talk about killers, do not get the impression of masked men lurking
in shadows brandishing guns and knives. The killers that I am referring
to are quite ordinary every day things that we see and use in our
lives. Often however, we do not realize how much of our time they
suggest that along with the following six time killers that I have
identified, you attempt to do the same with your day. Try to be
conscious of what you are doing, and if need be note down the amount
of time you spend doing things.
example, time yourself on how long it takes between leaving home
and reaching your desk at work, and see if you can somehow cut down
on the time taken, perhaps by taking the subway.
for now, let's take a look at the ones that I've listed.
Killers - The Top Six
1. Telephone calls
2. Chatter boxes
3. Traffic jams/Finding parking spaces
5. Bad machinery/equipment
6. Long queues
list could of course go on. But before we keep adding to the list,
I would like to elaborate on certain of the items listed above.