Don’t play with time

Don’t waste your time;
Don’t squander your time;
Don’t spend your time carelessly;
You don’t play with time;
It is so precious;
And it is how you use it
That determines your future;
Your use of time
Equals the outcome
Of your life.
Always question yourself
If you are moving towards
The right direction;
And managing your time well.


Do what you can do

Always be positive;
Make the most
Of whatever time you have;
Your remaining time
May not be much,
Or you may still have
Much time left;
But don’t forget,
It’s never too late,
To do something great
With the time
In your hands,
Even if it’s not much,
Do what you can.
No matter your age,
Strive for the best.
Expect the best;
And believe you will
Get the best;
No doubt,
The best, you will have.


Time management skills;
A precious knowledge to acquire;
If you want to make
The most of your time
On planet earth,
Don’t pay attention,
To anything
That is not correct
It’s not worth the salt;
Especially these days;
You only waste your time;
You don’t listen to trash;
You have things
That are more important
To do, for sure.
Do them,
Not those that don’t matter.
That way, you maximize your precious time here below.
And that is what makes
The difference.
Manage your time well.
Maximize it.

Don’t squander your time (Be inspired today 320 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Don’t give yourself reason to regret tomorrow. And you will regret if in your old age you realize that you squandered your time when you were young and energetic.

This happens to many people when they find themselves in old age low down the social ladder while their mates are up; and they find the only reason is their mates worked hard and they didn’t. Instead they squandered their time in activities meant to give them temporary satisfaction.

Proper utilisation of your time is very important especially when you are young. Do not spend any second of it on what is not of real benefit to you and humanity.

It is imperative to think of tomorrow. Make sacrifices today and enjoy tomorrow than to go for enjoyment today and suffer tomorrow.

Hard work is sowing good seeds for enjoyment tomorrow.

Laziness is sowing good seeds for suffering tomorrow.

Responsible behavior will prepare the farm for a good harvest. Irresponsible behavior will prepare it for suffering and frustration.

The choice is very clear; and it is yours if you are still young.

Had many of the people who are old and miserable now been wiser and responsible when they were young, they would have been old and happy today.

Time Management Really Is About Self-Management

Woman holding clock at 4:20.

The idea of time management is typically defined as one’s ability to use time productively and efficiently, especially in cases such as school and work.

However, David Allen, productivity consultant and the inventor of the “Getting Things Done” method, says time management is a misleading term. “You can’t manage time anyway. Time just is,” David said. “But you can manage yourself during time, so what you manage is your attention, your focus.”

Managing Ourselves During Time

Every single one of us has the same amount of time each day. There’s no way to store, to borrow, to save, or to increase time. The only thing we can do is to decide how to use it, and we all want to use time on activities of higher value rather than lower. What it all comes down to is that time management is a game of choices, or in other words, knowing how to manage ourselves during the time that we have.

We are continuously squeezing as many tasks as we can into our days, when in fact, it’s really about simplifying how we work, getting things done faster, and doing things better. By doing so, we’ll have more times for play, rest, and doing the things we love. Isn’t that what we all want?

Instead of working harder, try investing in working smarter.

Write Your Own Time Management Rulebook

Below, you’ll find five of my preferred and favourite techniques. They are a combination of principles, rules, and skills that allow you to put your focus on the things that matter. It will also allow you to get more done and help you be more productive.

But keep in mind that everyone is different. These are the time management or self-management techniques that I find useful in my life, but you might not. Adopt the ones that work for you and always seek to refine your own practices by regularly thinking about how to improve in managing yourself.

When you write your own time management rulebook, you’ll find out that there are really enough hours in a day for everything you’d like to do. It just takes a bit of rearranging and re-imagining to find them.

1. Plan Around Your Energy Level

You may not realise this, but productivity is directly related to your energy level. Get to know yourself and find your most productive hours. When you know that, plan your work around those periods. Schedule it in such a way that you first do the high-value and high-energy task, and then followed up by low-value and low-energy tasks.

For example, I’m a morning person, so I do my most critical work from 9 AM till noon. I know that after lunch, my energy level will crash a bit, so it’s a great time to clear my inbox, make some phone calls and read some articles or blogs.

It’s also good to know your energy levels by day. Some hate Mondays, just because. Tuesday may be your most productive day? Wednesday…, anyways, if you don’t have a clue, map your work and energy levels in a spreadsheet for a couple of weeks until you identified your productivity patterns.

2. Identify Your Most Important Work

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first,” Mark Twain once said.

That frog is your Most Important Task (MIT) for the day and it’s best to tackle that first, because your MIT should be that one task that creates the most impact in progression on your work. When you get it done, it will give you the momentum and a tremendous sense of accomplishment early in the day which sets up the rest of your day. That is how you can achieve big life goals, day after day, with continuous efforts.

Look at your ‘to-do’ list and decide which tasks help you get closer to your goals and make progress in meaningful work. Put these at the top of your list so you can focus on them first and resist the temptation of tackling the easiest tasks at the start of your day.

3. Set Time Constraints For Yourself

Learn to set deadlines, because you become more productive when you allocate a specific amount of time to complete a specific task. Parkinson’s law states: “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. So, in other words, if you reduce the time you have to complete a task, you force your brain to focus and complete it.

Set deadlines even when you don’t need to. What happens is that you force your brain to focus. This way, you create a sense of urgency that pushes you to focus and be more efficient, even if you end up having to go back and add more time later.

For example: When I edit an article or a blog, a task that normally takes me around 60 minutes, I reduce the time available to 40 minutes. I create an urgency for myself, so I can increase my focus to work as hard as I can to beat 40 minutes. Also, knowing I only have 40 minutes to complete editing will ensure I don’t waste 20 minutes on checking the feed on social media.

4. Eliminate Distractions Around You

Get rid of all potential distractions, because they will hurt your productivity and focus. A study from the University of California Irvine found that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task after getting distracted.

In addition, let’s say that you have found your focus, but you got interrupted, it can take you twice as long to get back into the rhythm. Half an hour completely focused on a task is more productive than two hours switching between tasks. Let that sink in for a bit. That’s nuts, right?

Meanwhile, eliminate distractions from your work to avoid switching tasks.

5. Work From A Calendar

I have recently picked this one up: to work from a calendar instead of a to-do list. What I find useful is that a calendar forces me to rethink my work from tasks to time units. It is a small change, but it increases the chance of getting things done.

Basically, a to-do list is where you list and define “what” your activities are, while a calendar is where you identify “when” you’re going to do those things and how much time is needed to complete them.

Here’s why it works: the more you plan and schedule your time with purpose, the less time there is for others to take over your schedule. Do this mindfully and leave enough room for unexpected tasks that require immediate attention. There’s no way you’ll get it right immediately, so move things around and reschedule when needed as you progress.

Enjoyment Is Your Fuel

We all want to spend more time doing things that we enjoy, and that includes our job. Work can and should be fun. Nowadays, it’s so easy to get caught up in our busyness that we forget to enjoy what we’re doing.

Therefore, use time in activities you value, such as spending time with your family, visit your dear friend who misses you, or practising a new hobby. The enjoyment you get from these activities will become your productivity fuel at work.

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Be a good partner

If you want to be
A good partner,
Don’t go to bed
With anger
In your heart,
Against your spouse;
If you have a hurt,
Do work it out
Before bedtime;
Your night
Will be good;
Anger is a monster
You don’t take to bed;
Give it no room
To lie by you.
Crush it on the head
Before it’s late.
Lest it devours
Your peace,
Your happiness;
Your marriage as a whole
In the night.

The time you have left

Do you know?
Make the most
Of the time
You have left;
You have but
A short time left;
It may look so much;
But it is not;
Soon it will be over;
Make the most of it;
Manage it well;
Put it to good use;
To love;
To share;
To spread kind deeds;
To be God’s instrument
To build an excellent world;
It is not for wasting
Or anger
Or bitterness
Or regret,
Or complaining;
Do what you can
To put it to good use;
It may as well surprise you
What you can do.

Managing change



Change is not a thing
You take for granted;
Neither is it a thing
You do haphazardly;
Change is something
You plan with care;
And follow your plan;
If you want to get
The best results,
That is the way to go
With change;
No two ways about it.
If you mismanage it,
You pay a heavy price;
It will not go right;
Rather, it will go left.
Change is inevitable;
Who can say no to it?
It will come, like it
Or don’t like it;
And must be managed;
And well managed;
To get the best results.

Good time management is key to success

If you want to succeed, mind how you manage your time. If you manage your time poorly, in other words, if you misuse your time, there is no magic that will make you a successful person.

You have to be careful how you use your time. Time is money.
Don’t waste it.

If you have been careless with your time, spending it in ways that are not beneficial to you, I urge you to desist from that. pledge that you will join me and journey with me daily and make the most of your time.
If you have taken that decision, let’s start going.

The journey to success is long but full of excitement if you have a good means of transport and are in the right company.