When we have to carry out an activity and we see that we do not have time to conclude it, the frustration begins to grow towards everything and everyone. As time passes and we see the moment of delivery or end of the deadline approaches, irascibility reaches a critical point and our work capacity declines, having to make a great effort to conserve concentration.

The situation in context

Finally, when we have finished the activity, we feel a fatigue and a lack of concentration such that, in many cases, it prevents us from working on anything else throughout the day.

In this way, we have needed twice the usual time to carry out the work or activity, since we had to carry out the work and maintain a concentration in a forced and unnatural way.

When the situation, previously mentioned, repeats and prolongs over time, anxiety, stress and dissatisfaction with the work performed appear. Of these three symptoms, we are going to focus on stress, which is a tension or a series of pressures that can undermine work efficiency. This state is characterised by high levels of excitement and anguish, which leads to feeling not being able to face work; the lack of control over the work that is done; the establishment of adjusted delivery times; and, as a consequence, the development of work at a high speed.

The symptoms of stress are tiredness, irritability, sleep dysfunctions, difficulty concentrating, nervousness and anxiety, among other things. This contributes to the poor performance of work and the creation of a bad work environment, which has a negative impact on the organisation, both in its work and in its benefits.

The effects of poor time management

It is Common that we devote more than 50% of this, to activities of little relevance that provide few benefits for the organisation, while leaving the really urgent part.The scenario described above is very common and we may come to think that it is normal, but the truth is that it is a serious manifestation of ineffective time management.

To know if we manage well the time we have, we have to consider at the time of planning these things: I do not have time for anything, I will not have it on time, I do not know where I will take time to do it, I will have to take work home for the weekend, etc. If we have done so, we must consider improving our effective management of time since we are not taking advantage of our working hours.

For that reason, in order to achieve an efficient management of time, you can follow many tips or attitudes, however, the true knowledge of how to properly manage the time available to us in focusing on the knowledge of oneself, the way we have to work and our capabilities technical and psychological. That is, ability to work under pressure, the speed of reaction to sudden negative actions, etc.