Time management should be one of the qualities you should take very seriously if you are looking at your personal development. It is rightly said that a person who does not respect time does not respect themselves. Today, parents go all out to teach the values of time management to their children to grow up to be better individuals who can gain respect in society.
How would one define time management actually? Is it about making a timetable and abiding by it? Or is it about allotting a specific time to do your daily tasks? Or is it about separating time for work, play, food, and everything else that a human needs to do?
If you put it simply, time management is all about scheduling your tasks in any way that ensures their accomplishment. It does not matter how much time you allot to your tasks; the main thing is that you should be able to accomplish everything that you take up. There should be no wastefulness of time. Even entertainment and recreation—two very important human necessities—should be accounted for. When a person masters the art of doing that, they can be called good time managers.
Prioritization is another essential quality that people must have that dovetails with time management. We take up various tasks, and we already have so many different things to do throughout the day. However, our time resources are limited.
That is why prioritization becomes important. This ensures that we accomplish the most important tasks first. Which are the more important tasks? The tasks to which the fulfillment of other tasks are related—are those that need to be prioritized. When you learn to prioritize, you automatically manage your time in a better way.
So, whether you are a housewife or the president of a country, you must learn to value time. Time is a finite resource that we have—it is our utmost responsibility to make the most of every second we have and use it fruitfully for some advancement, either our own or of the people and things we care for and love.