Effects of Poor Time Management

TIME IS MONEY, we heard this saying since childhood, from school to college, to the universities and other institutes, this saying is something very known to everybody, and quite used by many of the teachers and other professional artist or workers. But we only heard that, never tried to understand that. Including me we all are wasting our precious time in many of those things which are not worthy and even wouldn't pay us in future or for future needs. We use to rush things and make them trouble for us, we are the people, who always found in hurry, we don’t focus, we don’t know the good management of time, as we never tried to learn. And we are the one, who do cry after wasting our time, or having a result of it in hand and said to own self, “I WISH I GO BACK IN TIME AND CHANGE EVERYTHING”, but as usual this is something we call impossible. But if we learn from one experience we wouldn't need to say it by next time.



  1. MISSED DEADLINES: It can be hard to keep up with important deadlines when you're constantly putting out fires. But when you notice you're missing deadlines consistently, you may want to ask yourself if you planned well enough to accomplish this task by the deadline? Are you procrastinating until the last minute? Do you feel everything is equally important and so have not really prioritized the ability to get this done?

  2. UNSATISFIED: The overall impact of these symptoms causes you to not feel happy at work. You're not happy with how this is impacting your health. You're not pleased with how it's impacting your relationships. You're tired, burned out and exhausted. You don't like how you're feeling about yourself. This isn't how you want your life to be!

  3. POOR PUNCTUALITY: You are regularly late for your appointments or completing your tasks. This may be due to you accepting too many tasks or your inability to assign the correct amount of time to your activities. Poor punctuality almost always impacts others and, as a result, usually has a negative impact on the quality of your relationships.

  4. RUSH THINGS: There will be times when everybody has to rush a little; however, if you find yourself constantly rushing from one appointment to another then your time management is poor. A skilled time manager allows sufficient time between appointments to cope with unforeseen events e.g. a previous meeting overrunning.

  5. IMPATIENCE: Impatience is usually a sign of poor time management. Having failed to allow sufficient time for a task or, having procrastinated excessively, you find yourself under extreme pressure to make a deadline. You may accuse other people, or technology, of delaying you but the truth is that you have failed yourself by failing to manage your time properly.

  6. UNDEFINED GOALS: Goals are something that defines your future, and it’s a pathway to lead somewhere, but if you don’t even know where you have to go, you can’t take any other step as well, goals outline what you want to achieve, when you want to achieve it by and the importance of the task. If you do not have clearly defined goals, how are you supposed to know which tasks need to be prioritised? A skilled time manager knows to take time to set clearly defined goals, around which their activities can be scheduled.

  7. GET FRUSTRATED: When you are already trying as hard as you can and even more gets dropped in your lap, you feel ready to bite someone's head off. When people are late to meetings or wasting your time, you feel mounting pressure because you've got deadlines to meet. You're exhausted and stressed out. And when one person is frustrated, he or she isn’t able to do anything and indirectly it wastes that time we need to work in.