What comes to your mind when you read the word Budget? Living on or shopping on a tight budget? Struggling with debt? Keeping your finances in order? Saving for your next car? How about budgeting our time?
Is time management for today?
True, our modern household appliances cut down the time we spend washing dishes and clothes. We don’t have to be home to start the cooking: we can set the timer of the oven. No need for us to drive to the supermarket to get food; these days we can have it delivered to our door. If we aren’t keen on vacuuming the home ourselves, we will let the robot vacuum do the job.
On the other side, there is so much more going on in our lives today. Our family homes have more space to keep tidy and in good repair and are filled with more stuff to clean and maintain. Communication is available through more mediums and at more places — it’s everywhere. We attend more events and participate in more sports and other activities. Not to mention all the entertainment we are exposed to.
It is important that we manage our time! We have to be realistic and choose well who and what we will give our attention to. How?
Here is a quick list to get you started:
- Make a list of tasks and events.
- Create a schedule and stick to it as much as possible.