The subject of valuing and prioritizing time is important. Yet, when a person observes society, it seems certain groups value time more than others do.
For example, the media, emergency services and essential personnel in organizations; no matter what the designated name of the organization, such persons in these roles realize the value (importance) of prioritizing time. They show this by consistently being on time. A person who values time will often reflect on a several things.
Whether a person uses their brain, calendar, smart phone, or notepad; he or she will be cognizant of listed things to do for that day. A numerical value can be given to the different items. Although many appointments and task will fall into categories of high value, clearly, such a list will inform you that not all things are equal, or should have as much time devoted to them. A person will combine several tasks into one; if, the key word, time will allow and it is truly necessary. Can you combine grocery shopping and picking the children up from school without dropping off the groceries at home first? Can you forgo (do without) a regular routine in order to provide the needed increments of time for an important event of that day? Television and other recreational activities possess value for many; however, the list will show a person what activities have more value for the day.
Prioritizing Time Manages Expectations
People who value time strive to adjust to their environments. They realize that due to unforeseen events priorities change. Still, they realize and will place impetus that there is difference between habitual lateness and exceptional cases. Have you ever heard, “A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine?” A person who values times realizes that when they have promised to do something for a family member, friend, and human beings in general; they have in a sense, sold that valuable time to them. Another person should not be able to haphazardly take it away. Therefore, a person who values time manages people’s expectations. This is often hard to do at first, but you will gain valuable time to fulfill your high-prioritized assignments for the day.
There is often a good feeling a person receives when people know they are dependable and values time. In the busy environment of today, there are still only 24 hours in a day. Would you agree sleep is valuable? Then for most, we have only 15 to 18 hours of precious time in a day.
What distinct matters in your life deserve to be listed as items requiring your prioritizing attention and time?