In today’s world, our generation is busier than ever. Whether it’s about academics, businesses, health, or anything at all, each one of us is doing something. We’re always complaining about how we get stuck with so much work. Is it just the work, though, or is it us too? A lot of people nowadays neglect time management- and THAT’S the problem. With the pull of social media, it’s easier to get distracted. It’s a culture stuck on notifications indeed.
Why do we struggle, though? Even more so than the previous generations before us? One word: SOCIAL MEDIA.
Time management is an activity that’s easy to say and hard to do.
We can’t do time management because we do not know how to keep time. Usually, our priorities are wrong. We often find ourselves doing things that aren’t necessary. Social media is the number one player in this issue, and we all know it to be true. We find ourselves linked and addicted to our screens.
Gadgets were supposed to make our tasks more manageable, but instead, they do the opposite!
They keep us away from our duties by promising us endless things. Indeed, there must be some kind of wormhole in Facebook that alters the space-time continuum? I check my notifications for a second, and the next thing I knew, I’m stuck stalking a profile of a friend. In doing these, we forget about the things we were supposed to do. And that’s why we complain about our work, cram our work, and go back on social media ranting about work.
Timekeeping and cramming are connected to time management.
We fail to be aware of how we use time, which results in cramming. And poor time management directly causes procrastination as the workload or tasks pile up.
We don’t know timekeeping, which is why we don’t manage our time. If we are more aware of how we aim to spend every minute and every hour of every day, we would be more productive. Actually, various time techniques are available! Such techniques include the Pomodoro Technique and Time Blocking, two of my favorites!
Let’s stop the listless scrolling and be more mindful. Social media is a drug we should use less.
Spend time on work, then we’d have ample time to spend on the things that really matter. We bond with our families. Hang out with friends. Engage in self-care. Take our pets out for a walk. Finally, read that book you’ve been eyeing. As long as we’re alive, we’ve got all the time in the world. Let’s use it wisely.
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