You have a lot of things to do.
A lot of them have already been entered into your master to-do list.
Now, despite your pleadings, the government has decided against giving you an extra couple of days each week. No, they wouldn't even give you an extra hour every day. They have even declined your request to be cloned to enable you to get through your workload.
That leaves you no other choice but to get organized instead. Time management - it's a phrase to instill confidence and faith in even the hardest of hearts.
Perhaps you have started by organizing all the computer files that have been accumulated over the ages - this is always good for at least a half an hour's further delay. Guilt tends to take a back seat at this point because, after all, the key to effective time management is organization.
You then scan a few websites and discover some recommended organizing tips. And you decide that a to do list will be your next target. You may even have discovered that there is software that will create a printable to do list for you. Good - that's another half hour gone - maybe it's time for a cup of tea, then we'll quickly check emails before actually creating the to do lists.
Once we begin, the three or four tasks we thought we still had left to do quickly becomes six, seven and then something that starts to resemble a page from a telephone directory. To do lists on their own are of little help; what is necessary is an understanding of how they can be compiled and organized, what needs to be done first and foremost, and then used effectively to help us, rather than depress us.
Which is why, you will need help to effectively organize that to-do list.
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Shafir Ahmad of http://www.ShafirAhmad.com is the author of “The Experts Guide to Managing Your Time".