26 Aug Managing Time – The University of Your Car
Early American settler, William Penn, said, “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” That saying surely applies more today than it did four hundred years ago, with all of the distractions and choices we have all day long, every day. But we don’t have to waste and abuse our time. It’s just that most of us were never taught how to properly manage our time. It’s no great mystery and rather easy to learn, but it’s not something we feel we need to “study” up on. Well, that’s just wrong.
Just about everything we do in life can be improved by education and practical use, and time management is no exception. Once you learn a few little tricks and implement them into your routine, you’ll realize how easy, fun and rewarding “saving time” is, and you’ll want to learn more and more.
One very simple and effective time-saving method is to listen to educational CD’s or MP3’s in your car. I know it’s fun to listen to music or that heated talk show, but we spend a lot of time in our car and in just one week, you’ll be amazed at how much you’ve learned by just driving around! Something you’d be doing anyway. That way, instead of spending your time at home reading the information, you’ve absorbed it through your ears and now you can use that “free” time (at home you’d be spending reading the same material) for something else.
There are “How-To” and “Self-Improvement” audios out there by the thousands. I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to find one or two topics that you’d like to improve on: weight loss; memory power; making more money and so on – they’re out there. One great, seldom-used resource for these types of audio books is your local library. They usually have a great selection and allow you to check out several for ten days or a couple of weeks – all for free! Just be sure to bring them back on time or you’ll pay a nickel fine for each one!
Steven J Mancini