Throughout the course of history mankind has sought to
develop new ways to record, track and make better use
of time. From the invention of the sundial to the
introduction of the modern calendar, the need to
responsibly understand and manage time has been a
concern to individuals, both in their professional and
personal lives, for thousands of years.
Modern methods of time management incorporate various
ways of recording time, to help an individual identify
barriers to the effective use of time. Long and short
term goal setting is encouraged. The term time
management also applies to any number of methods which
may be employed to help an individual organize and
prioritize the goals to be accomplished.
Popular methods of time management practiced in the
21st century include the Parento Analysis, the Posec
method, and Time Boxing, among a myriad of others.
Each method proposes its own unique system to help the
individual user manage time in a more orderly and
Tools used in time management may include either
traditional or digital resources, such as planners,
organizers, andor calendars. Additionally, goal
setting outlines and specific formulas, which include
various methods for prioritizing and organizing goals,
are also used to assist in the effective management of
Time management techniques may also assist individuals
in pinpointing and eliminating habits that interfere
with the productive use of time.
At the same time, many methods provide insight into
the development of new and better habits, which
increase the rate of performance, and the ability of
the individual to achieve goals on a regular basis.