Like money, time has become one of the most important concerns in today’s society. In relation to this factor, we often come to the conclusion that we are missing something, that we need more. However, it happens that getting up early does not mean getting up earlier, and the best way to solve the problem is to rationalize needs.

Sometimes the relationship at the moment is overwhelming, it disrupts the dynamic of the work and, paradoxically, becomes one disability for productivity. But it’s not an endemic evil: there are people who have achieved an enviable balance between their activities and results. And its formula is nothing but the application of a method.

In general, the lack of time is the result of wrong planning or causes of disturbed developments that need to be corrected, causing an anxiety syndrome that many sociologists and psychologists consider embedded in today’s culture. Its impact on performance is so negative that, as a starting point, there is a need to avoid or mitigate such a situation of permanent rushing.

Doing the right thing at the right time

This is the ending that will determine good time organization. It is believed that 80% of the results achieved are a consequence of just 20% of the tasks we perform. To get closer to this goal, experts recommend:

– Focus activities based on a goal.

– Plan implementation and review viable options globally.

– Define an exclusive alternative and set each of its stages.

– Control of the results achieved, taking into account progress and setbacks.

– Derive conclusions.


Lack of time should be translated as lack of foresight. There are strange factors that cause a bias with what was planned. Nevertheless, these perverse circumstances can be mitigated by applying a number of criteria:

– Set a time for each execution.

– Adhere to set deadlines conscientiously, even at the expense of the quality of what has been achieved.

– Set up a separate chapter where you can outline and improve what has been done.

– Divide the accumulated upcoming work into stages or parts.

– Study all the formulas that can speed up each step of the process.

– Take on the delegation of an order if it is foreseeable that it cannot be completed on time.

– Involve the people for whom an order is being carried out in planning the implementation.

– Identification and analysis of all the causes that have affected the developments carried out.

routine and effectiveness

Time can be devoted to performing specific tasks. This gives it a value and a function. At the same time, each execution is measured against a constant, which is efficiency, and with this reference, productive cycles and sterile cycles can be viewed.

In order to learn to work with high concentration without losing sight of the goals, it is possible to adopt a routine attitude that can be based on:

– Submit the distribution of the upcoming topics of our personal agenda based on the goals.

– Keep track of the defined goals of a task and return to them if they are interrupted for any reason.

– Study an order of priorities.

– Highlight the achieved sub-goals on the scale where they all appear.

– Work with graphs or charts with the expected results, the achieved and the deviations and their causes, as well as the established time frames.


Organization means setting goals and setting priorities. We all know it, but still we make mistakes. We need to eliminate the “I have to…” from everyday obsessions and replace it with a “What am I going to do today.” It is about replacing a decision with a reflection. This is important when dealing with a concept such as time, abstractly or metaphysically in the Kantian sense, and trying to relate it to concrete and immediate actions.

Shipwreck Syndrome

The source of stress is distraction, what we know as being in the middle of the sea with no compass. Means, resources, information, needs and working methods have evolved in geometric progression in relation to availability and personal abilities that have done so in arithmetic progression. Experts say we’ve plunged into plus size. We are going through a period of transition towards natural assimilation of the technology we are developing and we are finding ourselves obsolete. It is logical that we have problems with the organization of time, because what used to be done in days or weeks is now immediate. We exercise much more granular control over matters. We come to a deeper understanding of the reasons for our activities.

“Working with method”

We must learn from the experiences we have, because that is the best way to embrace innovation. We have to set very clear goals, sow them plot by plot and implement them. This is controlled work and method.

Some companies have set a specific hour in the workday when no phone calls, visits, or other unnecessary activities are made or received, to allocate that time solely to the task that occupies them.

self control

When it comes to planning the work time of others, the complexity of this topic takes on a much more remarkable and growing dimension, depending on the template or team. The deviations grow in a cascade and must be controlled. The most important starting point and sine qua non is that in order to organize the time of others, one must know how to organize one’s own time.

Recognize and organize upcoming tasks

Psychologically, a job that we leave open creates an overwhelming effect. On the other hand, when the work is done, what it conveys is a sense of calm.

On the other hand, going back to unfinished work is a huge waste of time. Therefore, the most advisable thing is to try to complete the corresponding task.

The most common reasons jobs remain unfinished are:

– routine: Certain activities become routine and are no longer done with the same joy.

– “Give up”. When people lack the resilience, the stamina, and as soon as there is a problem, they quit the job.

– Individualism: It occurs because many people do the work “in their head” and later find it uncomfortable.

– Diversification: Some people remember something important while doing a job. And they give up what they did.

– Interruptions: Consciously and regularly interrupt our work. If the interruption is very frequent, we waste time trying to refocus.

If you can identify the causes, the next step is to train your ability to complete tasks properly. To do this, you must consider the following points:

– When you complete a task, reward yourself – grab a piece of fruit or rest your eyes by looking out the window.

– Follow up on the established priorities.

– Try to set deadlines that can be covered.

– Clean up your work table regularly. Do not allow unfinished work to be scattered on the table.


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