This week I will be talking all things time management.
I often use the analogy Rocks, Pebbles & Sand.
A professor shows his class an empty jar and says he is trying to fill it.
He dumps rocks into the jar and asks his class if it’s full.
They claim it is. Then he pours pebbles into the jar and shakes it until they settle.
Again the class says the jar is full. Next the professor pours sand into the jar and the class says again that it’s full.
Finally, he pours water into the jar and says that now the jar is full.
He explains that if he put the sand in first he couldn’t have fit everything else in it.
This analogy, when applied to time management, helps people plan their time more efficiently by identifying different tasks and goals and scheduling their days.
By identifying the tasks, allocating their time and by avoiding distractions.