Personal Statement: The Importance Of Time Management

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For this directed task I have decided to write about my personal time management. This is something which has caused me a lot of trouble in the past and I have decided that it is better to sort out the problem that I am having so that I am more professional and can therefore be more reliable.

The reason I have chosen this topic is because it affects not just my professional practice work life but also my student work based life (essays etc) and my own personal life. By learning how to manage my time effectively I will save myself so much time, effort and stress.

Firstly I need to define time management. Remez Sasson writes for and in his blog entitled ‘The Importance of Time Management’ Sasson says time management
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Recently I have experienced many people in different areas of my life tell me that I ‘reactive and not proactive,’ in situations I have not planned ahead fully and so I am having to react to a certain situation when it arises when I could have planned for it and therefore be ready and I would have been proactive. Over the last few months I have begin to notice more and more how I am letting time slip through my fingers and I’m not using it wisely. An example of this is planning the Information Cafe at Kingsdown: I am in charge of planning the Information Cafe and it should be done a week in advance, recently I have been doing other things and so it has been left until the day before, this means that the plan may be rushed or the games aren’t as good as I don’t have the time to buy equipment and resources for …show more content…
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says
‘There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:’ (The Bible; NIV)
God has provided enough time for us to be able to do everything that it is right for us to do. He doesn’t call us to do all things but he does call us to do certain things and he has provided the time for us. It is up to us to choose whether we use that time wisely or not. Chapter 41 of the book ‘100 ways to simplify your life’ is entitled ‘find the most effective way of doing things’ in this chapter Meyer quotes from Colossians she says
‘…making the very most of the time and seizing the opportunity’ (Colossians 4:5, Cited Meyer, J, 2007)
This has been on my mind a lot recently, so often I seem to complain about how little time I have to get something done and I just waste more time instead of seizing the opportunity. I read a quote by Anthony J. D 'Angelo the other day which said
‘If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have time to do something about it.’ (D 'Angelo A J, Cited

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