Something’s Stealing Your Time

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘procrastination is the thief of time’. Most of us know this as well as the implications of procrastinating yet we do it anyway.

Saying time is money may be cliche and overdone but it is true. Time is one resource you cannot afford to trifle with, because, unlike money and other resources you cannot get your time back. You cannot buy it, sell it or replace it, once you lose it, its gone forever.

You may not want to admit it, but procrastination is a habit that you form over time. It starts from the little things. From neglecting to wash your dishes immediately after use, not paying your bills as soon as you incur them to pushing off work and struggling to complete it at the last minute.

You may be a genius that can read a terms worth of worth in one day and still pass with flying colours and you may be able to do excellent work under pressure but you cannot deny that leaving things till the last minute take a toll on you.

Procrastination is just the tip of your iceberg of bad habits. It shows that you are disorganised and you do not budget your time well. It also shows that you do not value your own time and if you don’t value your time, nobody else will.

Breaking a habit requires conscious effort. Most humans are lazy by default and we would rather take the easy way out, that is why we develop these bad habits in the first place. You have to make a conscious effort to deal with things as soon as they crop up. Lay your bed as soon as you wake up, wash your dishes as soon as you are done with them, do your assignments as soon as you have free time.

These small steps will help you tackle the bigger problem of not knowing how to manage your time. As I mentioned earlier, time is resource that is far more valuable than money or any other resource you possess and unlike money and all the other resources, it cannot be replenished. That is why you have to take special care to manage the time you have.

You can start with a daily planner. Download a time management app to make it easier to follow through or create a board and paste it somewhere within your line of sight.

Budgeting your time will not only help you to realise how important your time is, it will also help you to become more productive in the long run.

Remember, Tempus Fugit.