HOW TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE YOUR TIME

KARMEN TANG
FOUNDER OF ANOTHER STARTUP STORY
DECEMEBER 19, 2018

Does anyone feel like life is a constant battle for time? Those memes you see are so true. 


‘Trying to excel in my career, maintain a social life, drink enough water, text everyone back, stay sane, survive and be happy’


I mean, there are only so many hours in the day. So I want to talk to you about prioritization, because this is something I think everyone can relate to. There are so many things calling our attention. 

Those living in the city often find themselves being busy for the sake of it. But believe that your value comes in who you are, not what you do. We were not designed to live with constant busyness and noise. For many of us, rest has become a luxury. 

The best asset we have for making a contribution to the world is ourselves. If we underinvest, and by that, I mean our minds, our bodies and our spirits we damage the very tool we need to be strategic with ourselves. 

We need to pace ourselves, nurture and give ourselves fuel to explore, thrive and perform.


Rest is not selfish; it is essential. 

Rest is logical. If you think that when you sleep your brain shuts down, you’re actually wrong. Scientists have proven that when we sleep at night, our resting brains are far from idle. They go to work, consolidating memories, reviewing events and conversations of the day and looking for creative solutions to the problems in our lives.

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Life is nothing but dodging bullets which are constantly demanding your time. So you have to be intentional with your time. Whether this means saying no to a potential business call or popping to the pub for a pint at lunch.

A simple trick is to put together a pie chart with four section on how you spend your time on an average day. Then you need to make sure at least 3 hours are spent for you.

It’s time to reassess your priorities.