An agent for the mutual fund investments, promoted by financial units is a busy man. When asked how he managed to add to his workload by contributing regularly to a magazine, he said. I make time for writing articles after dinner at night, when I am relaxed and free from distraction. In the quiet and privacy, ideas flow.
A bank executive who is not unduly upset by the amount of work awaiting him at his desk every morning. His secret: I just begin working. It’s like the ‘kick start’ which starts a motorcycle moving. Settling do down to work at once gives me the impetus to keep going.
A housewife claims that she makes the maximum use of her time by noting down the number of chores to be done the next day, She tackles them on a priority basis - finishing the most urgent and hardest ones first. “This makes the minor tasks easier to perform,” she adds.
A student agreed that procrastination, is the thief of time. “One gets temporary relief by evading work. However, the exultation I feel by putting in a couple of hours’ study daily, is amazing, It gets rid of the tension and the excellent results after the exams are over, are rewarding,” he says.
Taking a break during the days labour increases output and the ability to perform a large amount of work. Winston Churchill, Britain’s wartime Premier, worked for more than 12 hours daily. He divided his workload by taking a mid day nap. This energised him to put in more than the a normal days duty.
Another way to make work agreeable is to promise oneself a treat, like a cup of tea with a snack, on completing a certain amount of work. A career woman believes that the tea or coffee break in offices is one such inducement to greater productivity.
A journa1ist said that setting a deadline to submit an article for a special occasion, and keeping it, makes her articles acceptable to editors.
Time is a valuable asset, and it’s about time that this truth is realised. The proper use of time in work and other aspects of life leads to achievement, productivity and mental well-being.