Time management is a funny thing, isn’t it? Let me explain. Time management is all about how to use your time effectively. To do that, you have to actually stop what you are doing (ineffective time management) to notice how you do manage your time. Then you have to spend time not doing what you were doing (ineffective time management) to research what people are doing to be better at time management. Then you have to not do what you were doing (yep, still ineffective time management) to try out a time management strategy, application, or theory. If it doesn’t work for you, you start over.
Not doing so though is not being effective with our time. At least, that’s what we believe, right?
Computers have this problem all the time. Multithreading processors want to try to maximize their processing power. But doing two or more things at once is tough. It’s even tougher when you try to access the same data and want to manipulate it in some way. What do you prioritize? How long of a turn do you give it before it’s time to let another process have a turn? Honestly, it’s time management with ones and zeroes.
The YouTube video below explains it a little better than I can.
While I wanted to originally ask what time management techniques you use, I won’t use them. I have my flow and I’m effective enough. I’d rather ask how you avoid the problems with overhead trying to find the right time management for you?
[Video via YouTube]