manage your time

from reactive to proactive


Many of us have a deep feeling that we are not the owners of our time. We feel it belongs to the urgent needs of the organization or our bosses. We can plan our days and agendas, but in great extent we finally devote our time to unexpected and unplanned tasks that we perform without analysis, not knowing if they are really relevant or even our responsibilities. We often have the feeling that we are mere reactive pieces of a big business organism, daily entering a whirlpool of activities and meetings we do not control.


We can view time as a series of future events that will happen to us, no matter what we do (reactive view) or we can see it as the result of personal decisions we daily make (proactive view). Am I a victim of time or am I an actor of my life? Do I have a say in how I spend my time? The purpose of time management is to gain awareness of our responsibilities, define the important things in our life, and learn to make decisions accordingly, work decisions and leisure decisions. For this we need to have a clear view of life purpose and professional responsibilities, gain confidence to stop doing some things, start doing others, delegate, improve productivity at meetings, gain discipline in personal planning and execution, deal with interruptions and unforeseen tasks, and develop a proactive state of mind. 


  • ƒƒClearer state of mind and improved personal satisfaction and quality of life
  • ƒƒImproved personal productivity and proactive attitude
  • ƒƒImproved discipline to plan your time and execute accordingly
  • ƒƒHigher confidence to prioritize tasks and say no


  • ƒƒFocus your activity on the important issues
  • ƒƒTake control of your time by always deciding what to do and the task to perform
  • ƒƒHave clear criteria to eliminate tasks, delegate them and plan the rest