Time Management


Time management is the art of using your time to its best advantage every day. It is about planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities – especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency and productivity.

But “Time Management “ is a myth . There are always only 24 hours in a day. Time doesn’t change.   All we can manage is ourselves.  Time management is really self-management.

Every time you say… “As soon as I get more time I will.????. You are fooling your subconscious mind into believing you can “get more time”.

Therefore we need to change our thinking and our actions on a conscious level and then on a subconscious level.  Hypnosis can help you make changes so you can use time to its best advantage.

Managing the way you utilize your time gives  you a sense of personal satisfaction and accomplishment as a result of achieving more with your time.  It can enhance the quality of your life, reduce stress,  and increase your productivity.

Rules and Tools for Time Management



Certain unnecessary factors affect time management: habit, lack of task definition, overprotectiveness of work, guilt of not meeting objectives , avoidance of tasks, defining task with higher expectation than their worth,  tasks that require support and time, conflicts.

We tend to believe being busy is a virtue?  We want to do more, not less, we want to add, not subtract activities from our lives.

In order to change our time management habits we need to take positive actions.  Along with hypnosis we can consciously change  some behaviors.   This begins with an awareness of how we feel and act.

Procrastination is a significant issue that prevents us from using time more efficiently and effectively.

Procrastination is the intentional and habitual postponement of some important task that should be done.  It Is called “The art of keeping up with yesterday”.

Why do we procrastinate:  fear failure or rejection; dislike of structure or authority; conflicting goals or desires; indecision, perfectionism; dislike of change.  We procrastinate on things that are unpleasant, complex or overwhelming.

Procrastination makes us feel guilty, tense, anxious, insecure, defensive, testy, hostile, depressed, and frustrated.

So, here are the Procrastination Rules:  1. Get started   2. Keep going

Don’t talk about doing it later. Do it now.

Another time management problem is that we don’t clarify our goals.

“If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do.”

A Goal is defined as a desired end, master skill of success, fuel in the furnace of achievement, extension of values, object of our effort, end of a race, where you want to be in the future.  We need to take “time” to think about our mission, vision, values, and goals.

Set SMART goals – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timed.    Make sure your activities are consistent with your goals.  Set time management goals.  Develop a plan and implement it.

Here are a few suggestions to accomplish these goals:

Abandon anything that has outlived its value.  There is a Chinese proverb  “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a noble art of leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists of eliminating the non-essentials.”

Remember,  A pain in the paradigm : “ If you always do what you always did, You’ll always get what you always got”.  Analyze your use of time and find out where you are wasting time.

Delegate.     Delegation is sharing responsibility and authority with others, and holding them accountable for performance.

Get Organized   Don’t just create “To do” lists.  Try  “Can do” and “ Must do” lists.  Aanalyze how these lists differ.  Prioritize these tasks ruthlessly.

Establish routines and stick to them as much as possible. Flexibility is the key to successful time management.  Allow time for unexpected things you can’t control, but decide just how important these things are.

There are many misconceptions about time:

More discipline means less freedom

The more you sweat, the more you get

Success comes through burning the midnight oil

Activity means productivity

Efficiency means effectiveness

The easy way is the best way

We work best under pressure

There is only one best way

The best way to get a job done is to do it yourself

Work is not meant to be fun


Get rid of the myths and remember the benefits of Time Management:

Makes an individual punctual and disciplined.

One becomes more organized.

Boosts an individual’s morale and makes him confident

Enables one to realize goals and objectives within the shortest possible time span

Helps in better planning and better forecasting

Makes one less prone to stress and anxiety

Enables an individual to prioritize tasks and activities at work

Helps an individual adopt a planned approach to life


Remember your time belongs to you.  You can control it and accomplish your goals. You can use Hypnosis to aide you in your self- management in relation to your time and then to success in life.