Although the definition states that time management is a process of organising and planning how to divide your time between activities, it is only a small part of the truth! Time management is all about motivation and attitude!
Every time management programme that one attends, promise to help you to get more done in less time and to assist you to work smarter, not harder. And, you will avoid feeling stressed and pressured. The recipe is also always the same: you must prioritise, write activities down, don’t procrastinate, allocate duration to activities, tick off what is done, reward yourself if something was done in time and stick to your planning diary.
My opinion is that time management is about self-management, motivation and attitude. If you are self-driven to achieve goals, you don’t need a priority list. If you are intrinsically motivated you don’t need a diary to tell you what to do when. If you live your purpose and align your calling in life with your day-job, you don’t need a clock to manage you.
Time management is about being emotionally and spiritually intelligent. Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, eat healthy food, dress professionally, take ownership of your life and be present, smiling and happy in your own skin. Time management is an attitude, not a skill or an obligation. It is not something you can learn by attending a course. You either have it or you don’t!