Better Time Management

Do you feel overwhelmed by your work or commitments? The secret of time management is not about getting things done faster, but discovering the truly important things you want to make more time for in your life.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs, 2005

For thousands of years Chinese medicine has promoted the health benefits of living a balanced life. Your attitude to life, your lifestyle and your health are inseparable. The following videos may give you some valuable insights into how successful people use time management skills to spend more time doing the things they enjoy and with the people they love.

Before Carnegie Mellon University professor Randy Pausch became famous for his last lecture called Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, he gave this lesser-known lecture on time management  in his popular style combining story telling, humour and wisdom. This hour-long lecture is loaded with anecdotes and practical advice you can adopt in your daily life. Randy lost his battle to pancreatic cancer in 2008 but he truly knew what was important in his life and lived by his own advice.

You’ve got to find what you love

As Randy Pausch discussed in his time management talk, doing the wrong thing perfectly is not as important as doing the right thing adequately. This speech by Apple CEO Steve Jobs has inspired many to fill their lives with meaning and purpose. Time management is only truly important when you have found the right thing to do. Coincidentally, both Randy and Steve lost their lives to cancer yet the way they lived by doing what they love will hopefully inspire many generations to come.