These principles below helps one make good use of his time.
The principle of V (t) = E (K + S) ± e.
This principle denotes that the value of time derives from the efficiency showed by an individual (whereby this efficiency lies in the amount of knowledge and skills one has and how s/he can fully utilize these resources without wasting them) plus or minus the level of experience s/he has in a particular subject.
Hence; V = value
t = time
E = efficiency
k = knowledge
s = skills
e = experience
Experience is a good tool which can definitely add up to a persons’ expertise and demand in various fields but it can also be a challenge especially when it comes to the ever changing universe as almost everything is going digital. In this case, most of the old people with much experience gained during the analogue period find it difficult to catch up with the new era whereby things are being done digitally. This factor tends to rule out the level of experience they might have hence lowering the value of their time.
In this example, most companies would scout for people who can easily adapt to new trends in the market for employability other than holding on to old people who have difficulties in learning new things. This is brought about by the fact that time is constant and we can’t invest our effort in it, however, we can find it much easier to invest in our efficiency, knowledge, skills and experience so as to increase the value of our time. Graphically, when focusing on your skills, efficiency and knowledge, the value of your time gets boosted. For every simple chance given, make sure that you do the best out of it so that, apart from just leaving a positive impact behind, you should also make sure that you have invested in your skills, knowledge and efficiency.
The principle of 3 multiplied by 8
This principle puts emphasis on how one has to utilize the 24 hours that makes up a complete rotation of the earth around its axis. To achieve something we must first plan for it prior so as to get the desired results. How we plan our time has a greater impact on how the results of the course will be. The principle of 3 multiplied by 8 states that the all the 24 hours that comes in a single day have to be divided into three parts. Each of the three parts is as significant as the other part for it plays its role which has a value in the circulation. All these parts are dependent and if well utilized, they greatly yield to the value of one’s time. Each of the 3 parts is assigned 8 hours in a day.
Part 1: 8 hours for sleep
Sleep is healthy to any living person and as recommended, one should have at least 8 hours of sleep per day. Your body needs sleep, just the same way it needs food and air to have the best functionality. Sleeping makes our minds and body feel relaxed and with such a healthy state of mind and body, our daily activities are enhanced. Excessive sleepiness, yawning, irritability and daytime fatigue are the obvious signs that one is not experiencing enough sleep. Lack of sleep can interfere with the central nervous system, immune system, respiratory system and even digestive system etc. It is said that artificial light contributes to increased cases of cancer and therefore recommended that sleep has to be done in total darkness.
Lack of sleep also referred to as sleep deprivation could make a person get into hallucination. Hallucination is a situation whereby one sees or hears things that do not really exist. This is also an effect caused by lack of sleep which eventually lowers the value of one’s time. On the contrary, getting enough sleep enhances conjugation, a state by which one can be able to make new statements (improvements) while asleep in regards to new thing s/he learnt during his active work, study or social time. In this case, sleep helps process new things learnt. This fact explains the point behind the sleep of new born babies. Enough sleep can help one by being more efficient during his working time and this increases the value of one’s time.
Part 2: 8 hours for personal engagements
This is another important part of the 24 hours that we have in a day. Personal engagements are a very vital part of our lives as no man can do things perfectly on his own. We definitely need time to socialize with friends and family. Time to do thing we like the most; time to enhance our spiritual life, some people like cooking, others like swimming, while others like playing football etc. All these are personal engagements and they greatly enhances our lives and also increases the value of our time. While engaging in personal activities, we tend to freshen up our minds in situations where we have been bothered by life happening. In this case we tend to let go of all those bad encounters and start doing something new which definitely enhances the value of our time other than being stuck in thing that won’t yield positively to our time.
Part 3: 8 hours for work and study.
It is through work that our life gets enhanced, however, we need skills and knowledge for us to work efficiently and effectively. These are the main aspects that defines who we are in terms of yielding to the value of our time. Well, we can’t get the skills and knowledge we need to be efficient in a given field of work without gaining the required education in the same. For us to get education, we must take our time to study in length about that which we need to get knowledge and skills about. This knowledge and skills doesn’t necessarily need to be acquired in a class platform. Although education is intensely believed to be something acquired from a class platform having been taught by an instructor, we can as well learn from anything or anyone in our environs. We can personally take our time to research on anything we need to know and with passion everything is possible. Whereas this seemed to be a difficult task to carry out in the ancient times, the digital era has made everything easy for us as we all can have any information we need at any time of the 24 hours we have and this translates to the knowledge we need in carrying out our days’ activities. This knowledge when put into action transforms to skills which therefore helps us to be efficient and effective in our duties. By doing this, we tend to build up our experiences in given fields. While working in any given field, we tend to gain more skills and knowledge in line with that given field of work hence all this leads to our growth and experiences in life. To this, study and work goes hand in hand; we study to work and work to study. This 8 hours activity helps add up to the value of our time.
The principle of the 25th hour
Time is a limited resource. As waters of the great rivers and lakes constantly flows, so does time. Time waits for no man, it comes and goes and whenever wasted it can never be recovered at any cost. Managing time is something that we all need to learn and embrace for it is a golden gift that can never be found back once lost.
While it may seem to be very cheap for most people to get stuck in the constant litany phrase that “I have no time”, it really makes a big difference when a wise man utters this four ‘worded’ sentence for it is a very significant sentence in his life as it add up to the value of his time. This simple statement transforms the 24 hours of a wise man to 25 hours instead. It might sound funny.
Well, we normally say that “I have no time” yet we can always find time to do things we love the most. This is the 25th hour – the time related to our passion. Time that can greatly add up to one’s value if well utilized. If we can only sacrifice doing the things of passion we like doing during our free time and find a way of investing in this little opportunity in a better way, we can definitely see the good part of the constant litany about time in our life. As stated earlier, we can reduce the amount of work we do on a daily basis by half when we get enough sleep. For instance, we all have 8 hours for work and study, this time can be reduced to half by having enough sleep. Enough sleep helps our mind relax hence allowing us to work more efficiently and at a greater pace. In this case we might end up sparing, let’s say, 1 or 2 hours of the 8 hours. Well, what we do with the 1 or 2 hours spared from the 8 working hours will have a great significance in the value of our time. We always have some off-duty time throughout our life. This is also an opportunity of investing in our value. How we go about utilizing the extra time we get in our lives contributes a big deal in the value of our time. Any extra time we get in day or a week all equates to the 25th hour.
The principle of “E” for energy
This principle emphasizes on the time behavioral change of a person’s energy on a daily basis. There is a time of the day someone might feel very active and other times s/he might feel very weak and lazy. When a person in much active they tend to work perfectly well since they have full energy in their bodies. On the contrary, there comes a time of lethargy, a time when one feels generally weak and tired. This is the time when one doesn’t have energy to carry out his/her duties efficiently.
In its best, this principle shows us to manage our energy lever against the tasks we have in hand. This is a graphical concept signifying that the amount of energy needed to perform a given duty runs against time. We have to put in more efforts in our duties at times when we feel like our bodies have energy. Energy behaviors in our bodies differs from an individual to another depending on nutritional factors, time of the day, change in attitude/moods etc.
This principle denotes that when we carry out our duties at the time of the day when we feel more energetic, the value of our time gets boosted.