Imagine... There is a bank that credits your account each morning with Rs.86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out ALL OF IT, of course! Each of us has such a bank. Its name is ??????????? Time Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow." You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today. Value To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade. To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train. To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident. To realize the value of ONE-TENTH OF A SECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics. Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special to spend your time. And remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present! Time Management What is time? We have many sayings about time and they make good points: Time is money - it is a valuable resource If you want time, you must make time - we need to allocate time according to our priorities A job will fill all of the time allocated for it - poor planning and procrastination are time wasters Have the time of your life - good time management will allow you to fulfill your personal/professional goals Time management process Set your own priorities Personal Professional Determine your goals for each priority Plan the steps for goal attainment Allocate time appropriately for each step Use time management tools/ techniques External time wasters Interruptions, especially phones and drop in visitors Office socializing Too many meetings Unscheduled visitors Poor work environment Unclear goals Internal time wasters Procrastination Lack of planning Lack of priorities Indecision Slow reading skills Physical or mental exhaustion Not being able to say “no” Messy work areas Low motivation Walk away with… Develop your personal and professional priorities Find and use a great calendar Develop plans – annual, monthly, weekly Note all deadline on your plans Make a “to do” list daily Prioritize and reprioritize your daily list Work on your top priorities first What are your goals? Ask: What is the most important thing I could do in each role this week in order to be more effective in my life? Schedule these important tasks and work to achieve them. Reflect on your progress and adjusts your efforts as needed. Time Awareness How do you use the 168 hours available to you each week? How much time do you lose daily to fatigue, stress, disorganization, not knowing what to do next, or avoidance that could be used productively ? Time Shifting How can you use your awareness of the ways you use time to “shift” it? Based on how you use time, how could you re- allocate it to improve your use of time? In which areas do you want to cut down your use of time? In which others do you want to increase it? Tips for Effective Time Management Spend time planning and organizing Set goals according to Priorities Use a to do list Be flexible Learn to say “NO” Do the right thing right Time Management & Success Being successful doesn't make you manage your time well. Managing your time well makes you successful.