Time Management

Time Management

Time Management like Life Management

Good time management strategies and tips for those who find the time are never enough. Making lists of tasks and prioritizing them is important.

The following are some important factors of Time Management:

Time:

The only real way to maximize your time and manage it efficiently is to learn how to manage yourself efficiently. Everyone is moving at full speed and there’s still not enough hours in the day to get everything done that we want to do.

This is especially true for those of us who are students or who work more than one part time job.

Purpose:

You must determine before hand what you want to accomplish. Spend time thinking about your goals for your business. It may take a few days or a few weeks to come up with the one that clearly defines your objectives.

Daily, weekly and semester scheduling:

The heart of effective time management is in weekly time organization; however, you also need a semester-long calendar to lay out all of your major obligations. Remember, if you don’t have clearly defined goals, scheduling will be difficult for you for two reasons. First, you won’t have any guidelines to use for prioritizing your activities; and second, you will have trouble motivating yourself to complete the tasks in your schedule that are not immediately gratifying.

Two general approaches to weekly scheduling can work well. The first is fairly simple and involves a daily list of things you want to accomplish that day. In order to use this method you need to know what your activities and obligations are for several weeks. This will allow you to make a daily list and modify and prioritize with a clear understanding of your very short-term goals. This kind of approach appeals most to people who don’t like too much structure and don’t want to be locked into an hour-by-hour schedule.

Plan:

After you have written down your mission, you must outline the steps that would be required to accomplish it. Break these steps into monthly actions, and then break those down into weekly procedures.

Set reasonable goals:

I am an eternal optimist. So, I tend to set unrealistic goals. Something likes “write 5 chapters of my novel today”. Find, if I don’t have anything else on my list. After, I find myself scaling back my list of projects to be done, into manageable amount.

For instance: instead of taking on the competitor on many fronts, plan to tackle him on just one front for a start. Instead of doing a 5 mile walk, do 2 mile walk. Read 1 chapter of your assignment instead of three. When we set unreasonable goals, we tend to get frustrated when we can’t complete them. Setting smaller goals allows you to actually accomplish them, which gives you a great feeling of satisfaction.

Reward yourself:

Finished half your list? Take a break, read a book just for fun, have a snack, go for a walk. Give yourself a ten minute break and stretch or lay with the kids or which you want. The promise of a reward for finishing a task can be motivating. I often reward myself with breaks after finishing a project. This makes me more motivated to get back to the rest of my list.

Eliminate distractions:

Some days, it seems like the whole world is out to distract me from what I have to get done. The phone ring every 5 minutes and so on. Try to minimize distractions. Let answering machine take your calls. Sometimes, you have to say “later” to your friend or significant other when they want to do something. It’s not a crime to put your own needs first, at least some of the time.

Build in some fun time:

There’s a lot of truth in that old saying about all work and no play. Schedule some relaxation time. Give yourself a day off or a half a day. Spend some time doing things you enjoy but don’t have to do. Remember the idea of rewarding yourself? You can make a deal with yourself: if you work really hard on Monday, you can take Tuesday morning off and do something fun.

Of course, there are other strategies you can use to manage your time, but these are the ones that work for me. Try some of them may be they’ll will for you, too.

Hungry Lion

Sayyiduna Data Ganj Bakhsh has narrated that he once asked Sayyiduna Sheikh Ahmad Sarkhasi the reason of his repentance. He replied, ‘Once I went on a journey from Sarkhas with my camels. During the journey, while I was passing through a jungle, a hungry lion attacked a camel of mine and injured it severely. The camel fell on to the ground, the lion climbed up a high cliff and began to roar. Listening to its roar, many animals gathered. The lion came down from the cliff and tore the injured camel into pieces but did not eat itself and went back on the cliff again. The gathered animals ate the meat and left. Then, the lion approached the remaining carcass to eat, but a lame fox appeared at a distance. The lion immediately left the carcass and went back on the cliff so that the fox could eat. After the fox ate and went, the lion approached and ate a little of the remaining carcass. (Sayyiduna Sheikh Ahmad said) I was watching from a distance what the lion did. Suddenly, the lion turned its face towards me and said clearly, ‘Ahmad! To sacrifice a morsel is the attribute of dogs, the men walking on the path of truth sacrifice even their lives.’ Impressed by this strange event, I repented of my sins, distanced myself from the world and devoted myself to the remembrance of my Creator.’ (Kashf-ul-Mahjub, pp. 383)

 

Police stop food and water for Islamabad Dharna

Police stop food and water for Islamabad DharnaThe Pakistani Police stopped to provide Food and Water to Awam-e-Ahlesunnat in Dharna at Parliament House, Islamabad. The Dharna is organizing by Ulama-e-Ahlesunnat after the Chehlum of Ghazi Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri Shaheed.

Kindly share this News and do persuade others to make the most of it.

The Monkey and the Apples

There once lived a free spirited monkey in a beautiful jungle. He spent his days wandering the jungle, climbing trees, eating delicious fruits and resting. One day while wandering around he came very close to the near by village. He looked inside a house in the village and saw a bowl of red ripe apples. He couldn’t hold his urge to eat those beautiful looking fruits, so he grabbed one in each hand and ran back into the forest. He sniffed the apples but it smelled nothing. He tried to eat them, but he hurt his teeth. These apples were made of wood, but they looked delicious. When the other monkeys of the jungle saw the apples, he held onto them even tighter.

He proudly admired his new possessions as he wandered the jungle. The wooden apples glistened red in the sun, and seemed perfect to him. He was so enticed by them, that he even forgot about his hunger.

He was walking near a fruit tress when the smell of the ripe fruit reminded him of his hunger. He wanted to grab a ripe banana and eat it but he had the apples in his hands. He couldn’t let go of the wooden apples to reach for the bananas. He was too afraid to lose the apples and felt the need to protect it. The monkey was very proud of the apples, but he was definitely less happy monkey while he continued to walk along the forest trails.

As he held the apples longer, it started to feel heavier. The poor little monkey thought about keeping it down for a while but letting go of such a valuable things seemed crazy.

The poor monkey was unhappy. He was exhausted, hungry, and he couldn’t climb trees or collect fruit with his hands full. More he looked at the fruits in the jungle, more he grew hungry. He finally gave up and dropped the wooden apples and reached up for his meal. He was happy again.

Like the little monkey, we sometimes carry things that seem too valuable to let go. We human too seem to carry and hold on to our image, pride, possessions, wealth and status but forget to enjoy the most important things in life; love, compassion, friends and family.

 

Holiday in Pakistan has been announced

 

The Federal Government has announced a public holiday on August 14, 2018 to mark Independence Day of Pakistan.

According to the notification issued by the Ministry of Interior, Pakistan will celebrate Labour Day with traditional zeal and enthusiasm.

“May 1 will be a public holiday and all government, semi-government and private offices will remain closed,” the notification reads.

 

The Moon of Jamadil Akhir has been sighted

The Moon of Jamadil Akhir has been sightedJamadil Akhir is the sixth month in the Islamic Calendar. It is also known as Jumada al-Akhira and Jumada al-Thani. The origin of the word is as follows: the word Jumda, from which the name of the month is derived, is used to denote dry parched land: land devoid of rain, and hence denote the dry months.

New Moon sighted of Jamadil Awal on 10th March 2016 in Karachi-Pakistan. Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Chairman of Royat-e-Hilal Committee Pakistan announced about the Moon of Jumada al-Thani.

Milk prices in Pakistan

Milk prices in PakistanFresh milk has been selling at Karachi at Rs.80 per liter despite huge cut in prices of petroleum prices; however, the office of commissioner Karachi and other related stakeholders are tight-lipped on economic exploitation of Karachi consumers.

Whenever, the issue of fresh milk prices is raised the dairy farmers and milk sellers defend higher prices of fresh milk in Karachi with plea that they have to spend huge amount on transportation of fodder and supply of milk from dairy farms to market, and the government accept their plea and allow them to sell fresh milk as higher price. However, when the oil prices are down they do not reduce the rate of fresh milk and the government also turns the blind eye to the exploitation of citizens. Sindh is amongst the ill-luck provinces of Pakistan where there is no consumer protection law, or consumer courts. The attitude of the rulers and their bureaucracy is visibly anti-consumer in Sindh province, especially Karachi, where the profiteers are allowed to fleece the consumers.

Milk prices increase in Pakistan

Milk prices increase in PakistanIt is regrettable that the government is not sincere in taking action against the dairy mafia that is responsible for an increase in the prices of milk. With an increase of Rs 10, dairy milk is being sold at the rate of Rs 94 per litre. Although the government has fixed the price of milk at Rs 70 per litre, yet traders are selling the commodity at much higher rates. In the wake of a considerable decrease in petrol prices, there is no reduction in milk prices. Now, milk has become more costly than petrol in a country like Pakistan, which is considered the third largest milk producer in the world.

This is the result of the monopoly of the milk mafia that is looting the general public with both hands. Shopkeepers have raised the prices of milk and are forcing the people to buy it at higher rates, which is an injustice with the public.

Karachi has become a haven for business traders who increase prices according to their wishes and enforce these rates while the government plays the role of a spectator only. It has no courage to stop traders from selling milk at higher prices.

In the UK where the earning power is at least 10 times more than in Pakistan, the price of milk is Rs63 per litre and the milk is of very high quality. However, in Pakistan it is being sold for very high rate per litre and one can ever be sure of its quality and hygiene.

Why do the authorities in Pakistan not evolve a fair pricing system so that people are spared such deceit? Milk is a very basic and necessary food requirement, especially for children, and the government of Pakistan needs to ensure that the commodity is available at an affordable price to the people. Moreover, skimmed milk in all developed countries is a lot cheaper than the full cream variety because the cream separated from the milk is sold at very high rates as cream or butter, but in Pakistan, skimmed milk costs at least 20 percent more. Very strange and disturbing indeed.

One Wheeling is a Dangerous Act in Pakistan

One Wheeling is a Dangerous Act in PakistanIn the beginning the people were travelling on the hours, camels and donkeys. Due to travel on the animals they cover their distances in a long period of time. They cover a mile’s distance in a week or more than it. So it was much difficult to travel for the earlier people. But with the passage of time as many starts on the discovery he discovers all the things which can make his work easier. After the invention of the wheel, their work became easier. Then they use carts for the traveling. The carts were pulled by animals such as donkey, hours and camel etc. In this way they were able to travel in a best way that was better than the old. It was fast as compare to the previous. Then they can travel easily and now at that position they were also unable to make their distances less. Their ways or distances had been shrieked. By using the cards for the traveling they discover their long distances in a short period of time as compare to the before. After the invention of the wheel man starts to think about the traveling system. He thinks more and more and he invents countless other things. But wheel was their most appreciate able invention. On behalf of the wheel than the other scientist had invented more vehicles.

All those were used only for the fast traveling. In the first cuts were invented but later on motor bikes, buses, cars, trucks, autos, Afro planes, and cycles were used for the traveling. Pakistan is a Muslim country. It is not developed country yet. It is just an under developed country. Because there are fewer resources and also the lack of facilities. Due to this, it cannot make progress as compare to the other developing or developed countries. In Pakistan, there is no well transport system. There are poor roads and no traffic signals in a managed way. Well organized system is only in some big cities of Pakistan otherwise in small cities, towns and villages there is no source of traveling in a well mannered way. There are slight and mud made roads in the villages. In the cities first, there is a large population and second there are small and narrow roads. Due to this reason, the roads of cities are very rushed. The big problem in Pakistan is that one wheeling of the youngster. They do one wheeling just as a trick. They felt that it is a trick actually they do not know the disadvantage of the one wheeling. When they are doing one wheeling than they have not sure about their lives. While during one wheeling they have given their lives sometimes. They have no idea about the injury. They do one wheeling on the narrow road and on the narrow roads there is much rush due to this the chance of an accident is much greater. So the youngster should be avoiding doing this. This is good for their lives and also for the country.