In order to thrive in today’s work environment, you need to change the way you look at time. The key is to learn to not just manage your time, but to maximize it.
Traditionally, time management is about getting more done in the time blocks within your calendar. In fact, if you look up the word “managing,” you’ll see terms such as “to deal with,” “to cope,” and “to wield.” These words suggest a limited way of looking at time—that it’s something to be dealt with, that it’s against you, and that you have to contain it.
The problem is that even if you master the art of time management, you can still find yourself overworked. Your calendar may be a masterpiece of organization, and you may excel at getting things done, yet you may feel as if you’re not making any real achievements. Your life seems to be one (sometimes meaningless) task after another. You spend your days sacrificing your sanity for a neatly crossed off to-do list.
You have a more powerful option. Instead of just managing your time as if it’s working against you, you can maximize it and have time work for you.