Can We Really Manage Time?
Of course not! Time is finite! We are allotted a certain amount of time each day, and it is up to us how we spend it. It is interesting that we use the word 'spend', since we know that our attitude regarding time is similar to that of money. We have a finite amount, no matter how rich or poor - and how we spend our money and time are in direct correlation to:
- Our Personality
- Our Upbringing
- How we are influenced by peers and family
- Our past experiences
- Our current behaviour
You have $86,400 To Spend!(Source 'More Games Trainers Play - Scannell/Newstrom - 1983)
Play along as we learn how we spend our time (click read more to play the game):
Your uncle Harry has left you $86,400 in his will, but Uncle Harry has made some stipulations, if they are not followed the inheritance goes to a shelter for unwanted ferrets.
a. The money must be spent with the next 24 hours;
b. Stores will be close for a major portion of this time.
c. You have to work tomorrow - your boss needs you.
You can get help from family, they can help you spend, or think about what they would like you to spend it on.
What will you spend the money on?
House? How much?
How I spent my Money?
Did I allow others to determine what I would buy? Why?
What type of purchases did I make?
So what does Uncle Harry's will have to do with time management? Each of us gets 86,400 seconds -- no more, no less every day -- and how you spend that time, or allow others to spend it for you, is what time management is all about. In fact, we cannot manage time per se, but we can manage our attitude toward time and how much of it we hold dear. This simple exercise can be very revealing about what our relationship with time is. We can begin to examine how we can allow others to claim our time.
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