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Time Management

Where Does The Time Go?

Changing your behavior is difficult. It is usually easier to behave your way into a new way of thinking, than to think your way into a new habit.

It takes 3-10 years to change a behavior

However, positive self-talk is helpful; tell yourself you can and you will, tell yourself you cannot and you never will.

Every man, woman, and child has 24 hours in each day... 168 hours each week ... 52 weeks each year...

If you spend 56 hours a week sleeping, 21 hours a week eating, 20 hours a week attending class and labs.. that leaves 71 hours a week or 10 hours a day for study, recreation, and everything else you need to do.

Time Marches On

The real problem is not with time itself. No one can "manage" time. All we can do is manage ourselves and how we spend our time.

The old saying about leading a horse to water, but not being able to make him drink explains time management beautifully. We cannot "manage" a horse to drink the water. The horse is not inside our control. So, we need to examine what it is exactly that we can control. And that is ... ourselves.

Time can also be defined as a finite resource. It cannot be accumulated or stock piled. Developing time management skills is a way of learning the self discipline that allows you to move from, "I don't have enough time for anything," to, "I have enough time to do the things that matter the most."

Time Management Links
Online Time Management Workshop
Time Management Strategies
Time Audit
There are a great many guides online and in print that can help you manage time. It is important to remember that one size does NOT fit all and that techniques that work for one person, may not work for you.

Check out the links provided in the table to the right for some great time management techniques.


Click one of the following links:

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Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

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