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TIME MANAGEMENT AT HOME If all we really have is time, then why is it so difficult to manage' One expert defines time and time management as based on events. "Time is the occurrence of all the events in our lives in sequence, one after the other. When we talk about time management, we are really talking about event or task management" (Dembo, 2000, p. 98). Managing your time more effectively at home can lead to managing your time more effectively in every aspect of your life. Time management is essentially about control. When you control your time, rather than allowing time to control you, you can be more productive, more competent, and actually find more time for yourself. Time management is not a new idea. Two industrialists, Frederick Taylor and Frank Gilbreth, first developed studies on time and motion over one hundred years ago, and people have been trying to add more time to their days ever since (Davidson, 1995, p. 80). Time management is one of the simplest types of self-improvement, and it can add literal years to your life. It can also add to your own sense of well being and accomplishment, which carries over into every facet of your life. Everyone wastes time, because no one is 100 percent efficient all the time. However, when wasting time or procrastination gets in the way of everyday activities, or hinders a person from attaining goals, it is a problem. Time management techniques can help you get more out of your day, accomplish more tasks, and still have time to "smell the roses." Some barriers to effective time management include watching television, playing on the computer, lack of energy, talking on the telephone, daydreaming, and many others. Sometimes, these activities can act as a distraction from what really needs to be done. In moderation, they are fine, but if they get in the way of important goals and objectives, then time management may be just the thing...

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