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Are Time Management Classes a Waste of Time?
Life is hectic. It can feel like there is simply not enough time to do everything that needs to be done - let alone the things you actually want to do. Family, friends and work all make demands on our time and bad time management can leave a person feeling overwhelmed and stressed. At the point people sometimes turn to time management classes.
Where Can You Take Time Management Classes?
Classes can be taken in person, or over the internet. It really just depends on your preferred way to learn. Have a look at your local university or community college, they usually have a course or two that you can take. You may even find that these classes are free for local citizens.
What to Take to Class
In most cases you will not need to take much, often all that will be required is a pen some paper. More in depth courses may require you to buy a weekly planner and purchase a course textbook. Time management classes should generally be low cost, so these courses are still available to a person on a tight budget.
Pros of Classes
If you choose the right class, you will have an experienced skilled instructor. He or she will be able to help you with your daily planning, ways to overcome procrastination and how you do have the time for the activities you enjoy. You will learn how to use a time management planner. A professional teacher will be able to give you specific advise about time management that relates directly to your unique lifestyle.
Sometimes it can be a challenge to be self motivated to make a big lifestyle change - like better time management. A class can help you to gain momentum with your own time management efforts.
Cons of Classes
There can be a cost associated with taking a class, which for some people would make it a con. You may get a bad instructor, that just repeats the same things you could find out for yourself online or in a book. Some courses/classes may take to much time for the amount of benefit that they add to your life.
Learning to Manage Time Effectively
Do not feel that you need to take a course or a class to improve your time management. There are many ways you can learn more about effectively managing your time from books and the internet. But if you find it better to have someone assist you to learn a new skill you might find taking a class to be a very effective way to learn better time management.
Time management is a valuable life skill, and one you will not regret learning.
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