Time Management Fourm Essay

Submitted By PrincessNacho
Words: 430
Pages: 2

Time management is a skill that some people come by naturally, while others have to work hard to master it. For both groups this skill or talent needs to be actively practiced in order to maintain it, just like someone who is mastering the skill of playing a sport or an instrument has to practice it to keep the talent. I am in the group who has to work at the skill of managing time. I joined the military right out of high school and before that turn in the road; I didn’t have much to balance. I had simple classes I could breeze through and afterschool swim team. Life was a cake walk. Now I am learning that time is precious while I am not only working a full time job but managing an office on my own and now school full time. Efficiently managing time is definitely new to me and I need plenty of practice.
I am learning that goal setting, prioritizing, and scheduling are important habits to develop in order to manage time efficiently. Goal setting is important to my time management because if I don’t know where I’m going or don’t have a goal to reach I easily get distracted by conflicting projects that may seem easier or that I would prefer to do over the job that needs to be finished. Along with goal setting, prioritizing helps me get what needs to be done, completed in a timely manner. Without prioritizing my tasks I find myself putting in a lot of work and not getting anything done. I make a to-do list of what needs to be done that day every morning before the insanity…