Time Management (Part-I)
Can you see time, can you hear it, can you touch it, can you smell it and can you taste it? No way! Time is something beyond the realization of our senses. It has no form, no color no size and no physical shape. Birth of time is said to be with the big bang simply because we are unable to define or calculate it prior to this moment. Of- course, time existed even before the big bang. Nothing preceded time. How can we deny the existence of time just because we are unable to calculate or measure it?
The unique feature of time is its uniform speed. The speed of all other elements: sometimes slow, sometimes fast. However, the speed of time is uniform from the beginning to the end, if you don’t believe, ask your clock.
We cannot bottle time, we cannot store it in a cylinder, as we can do with oxygen, while climbing a mountain, we can store light and electricity in batteries, and we can keep liquid in bottle. We simply cannot store our time; we cannot put our excess time in our bank for future use. The fundamental principle of time is whatever is gone, is gone forever and it will never come.
Time is flawless it never drop or stop its flaw. If it is raining, water drops fall on Neem tree and become bitter. Water drops fall on sugarcane and become sweet. By dropping into the Ganges, it becomes Gangajal, by falling into the gutter it becomes mud, by falling on mountain it becomes Hill station, Now what is the real characteristics of water? Always matter the recipients.
We often say he is passing through a bad phase of time or his time is good. But is it time good or bad in fact? Is it not true that only circumstances are good or bad? In fact, time neither good nor bad. Only the results are good or bad. And results are the products of certain action or circumstances; several circumstances produce a result together.
We must realize that circumstances produce events and if we want to control the events we will have to control the circumstances we also must realize that to a large extent our actions determine our circumstances or conditions. If we control and carefully choose our actions, our circumstances will automatically favoring us.
It is silly to blame the time. Look for the cause, look at the circumstances. Try to understand them. Then find ways and means of reacting our goals by analyzing the circumstances.
Time makes a big contribution in our making. The stammering of a child sound sweat to us. When a child walks staggeringly, we make a big think of it and start clapping. But if the same child walks staggering after ten years, will we appreciate it. The answer is self-evident. The reason is because now he is ten years old. What do we mean by ten years? It indicates a span of time.
Time exists; that’s why we exist. In our daily life we don’t realize its true existence, however the truth is that a minute can change our destiny. Minutes are important not only in the preparation of native charts, but also building our life. If we take care of minutes, hours will take care of ourselves. Treat every minute as a brick, with which we build the castle of our dream.
At times we hear this complain that in winter days become short. Do we find the above statement true? Yes, if by day we mean the duration from sunrise to sunset. But if by day we mean Monday to Sunday, than this sentence is incorrect. A daily still carries 24 hours. What has changed is this that the sun is rising one and a half hours late and it is setting one & half hours earlier compared to the summer. If the sunrise and sunset determine the activities of our life, winter days would be naturally tough on us. However this should not happen our clocks or watches should determine our activities.
Time is divided into small chunks, for example morning, noon, evening, day, night, week, month, year etc. To know this is very important because we often think that if we have waste a piece of time, we needn’t worry as others chunks of time are safely available there. It is not true. Be assured that if we have lost a little chunk of time, we cannot imagine how it will adversely affect the forthcoming events, every event has a chain reaction. That is, if one link of a chain is weak while hundred other links are strong, this one weak link will make the whole chain weak.
When we are sad we feel as if time has stretched. We find it difficult to pass time. When we are unhappy, the night seems to be unduly long, as if it never and when we are happy time seems to pass quickly it seems as if its feet have turned into wings & it flies. We are unable to hold it. Lovers find the moments of waiting very long, every minute is equivalent to one hours. But when the waiting time ends, the parameters of time get reversed. Than every hour seems to be equivalent to minutes.
Nature has fitted an automated clock in our mind. Though we are unaware of its existence, it keeps on ticking. There are two types of people one is having less work and another is heavy work and called a workaholics. Workaholics believe in work like 24×7 days. If you want to do more better work. It is not necessary for you to work for 16 to 24 hours. After doing this you feel tired, creative ideas would not come in your mind, your mind will stop working properly, you will feel sleepy, you will spoil relationships. This is the price, which every workaholic will pay, working for longer hours are not important.
It is more important that your working hours should be solid and compact. If you have fully utilized your day, you need not burn the midnight. Whenever we try to manage anything we tend to become tense. If we try to manage our breathing, how tense we will be! Because breathing is natural and effortless. It is an automatic activity for which we do not have to think at all. In order to avoid tension, we have to make our time management as natural as effortless and automatic as our breathing. We should not try to manage the time; we should always try to manage ourselves in such a fashion that our time is automatically managed. It is our altitude that makes difference everything.
Once Mr. Rajiv Gandhi said that ‘The question is not how much time you are spending. The question is how you spend it.’ So quality always matters. This is called the compactness of time.
It is not easy to close the ‘Time Management’ as so simple looks like above but we all people have to work over it to utilize the maximum of our time frame from daily life. So I have tried lot to close it but I don’t think it could be close now. So I have decided that whatever I have in my mind about this topic I will share to my reader.
Next part of this topic will publish very soon…………………………..