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Tips to Recognize Time Killer

Aug 17, 2007
How many of us really know how much time does it take for us to take a shower? This is a daily routinities which we do everyday, but sometimes we really under-estimate the fact that the time consumes in this activities can disturb our whole agenda. In this article we will learn how a small small thing in life is actually our time killers.

When you say I need a shower what exactly are you talking about? If you mean to just step under the shower with your clothes off, turn on the shower, soak yourself thoroughly and dry yourself after turning off the shower then you are right. But if you are talking about shampooing and conditioning your hair, using soap and body shampoo on your body, then it is a different story. This is going to take you nearly half an hour and is not a shower but an elaborate bath.

So you should be well aware of what you are talking about and mention the time accordingly.Just like the shower, you should have a good estimate of the time that you need for various activities.

Let see whether you know how much time you need for the following actions.

10 actions done at every office

1. How much time do you take to draft a short letter?
2. How much time do you take to type a short letter?
3. How much time can you take for a paper presentation?
4. How much time can you take for a seminar?
5. How much time can you keep talking to a group of people?
6. How much time do you need for a smoke?
7. How much time do you need to have a cup of coffee?
8. How much time do you take to sign a paper?
9. How much time do you need to read a printed document A4 size?
10. How much time do you need to send an email?

No, no I cannot give you the correct answers. There are no correct answers as such. It varies form person from person. I like my coffee cold. That means I let it stand for five minutes before I drink it. And then I just gulp it down in 5 seconds. But that is by no way the right way to drink coffee and I cannot tell you that the correct time for a coffee break is 5 minutes 5 seconds.

That was not the purpose of this exercise anyway. What we were trying to do is to find out whether you have a more or less good idea about how long you take for each of the above mentioned actions. If you do, then you are quite time conscious. If you do not, then you had better start working on it with a stop watch right away.

Once you understand how long you take for the various activities that comprise your work, you will be a better position to understand how long you will need to accomplish tasks and naturally you will be able to manage your time better.
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