Scheduled plans interrupted by surprise plans often results in broken promises. How do you come to terms with the inevitable shortcomings of even the best intended time management? Change your perspective. Experts offer new strategies such as time maps to increase your awareness of what is possible in a given day. This does not require improving your time management skills to make a schedule possible. It may however allow you to get those things you truly care about done.
- Childhood has examples of how families can schedule future plans they do not fulfill but base actions either on unexpected events or on spur of the moment decisions.
- Even as adults we can schedule future plans with friends or colleagues, only to find that time cannot be managed as easily as one would wish.
- The solution to time management is not to live one’s daily life by a schedule. Instead one should live in the moment and attend to necessary tasks as they appear.
“So perhaps it’s not surprising that when someone suggests setting a date to do something in the future, my first response is fear.”