People often say that time management is too complicated or difficult so they don’t even try. Time management is actually quite simple – it is nothing more than knowing your priorities and being disciplined enough to apply your time and energy appropriately.
You have basically three resources: 1) time, 2) energy, 3) money. Every time you are making a decision about whether to take a certain action you can ask yourself how much of each of the resources you will have to expend. A true sense of “harmony” or “balance” occurs when you are applying those 3 resources to what is most important in your life.
Priorities differ from values in that they can shift depending on what stage of life you are in, or what your current circumstances are. The top priorities in most people’s lives are self, relationships, career, personal/professional development, spirituality, health. If you are not clear on your priorities you will find it difficult to set and achieve goals, or to manage your time. There is always enough time to do anything we desire to do. It is how we use that time that makes the difference between feeling successful versus feeling frustrated.