How to Have Effective Time Management Skills

How to Have Effective Time Management Skills

Father George Rutler, a Catholic priest and author of the book “The Beauty of Everyday Life,” has his unique take on time management skills. He believes that to be successful, people must learn how to manage their time not only for themselves but also for others. In this blog post, we will explore different ways through which one can improve their effective time management skills.

Work on the Big Stuff First

One of the most common mistakes people make is putting off their most important task. This can be detrimental to not only one’s life but also others’. When this is done, there comes a point where one will stop caring about what’s on their plate. And when that happens, not only will their work suffer, but so will those who are around them.

Prioritize Tasks

Father George Rutler believes that having an organized list of tasks is necessary for effective time management skills. However, if these tasks are not prioritized according to their urgency and importance then they might as well never be done because people often get distracted by less important tasks. This is why it’s important to prioritize tasks so that one can work on the most important first and then gradually move down their list until everything is finished.

Make the Most of the Available Time

One of the best things that one can do for themself and those around them is to make the most out of their time. If a person can manage their time better by completing more tasks in less time, working at a consistent speed without distractions, etc., then not only will they be able to produce higher quality results but also complete them faster than other people who are limited by inefficient time management skills.

Set Everyday Priorities

Finally, it’s important to have priorities not only at work but also in one’s everyday life. Having a list of priorities that one follows every day prevents one’s time from being squandered on useless activities that do not benefit them or the people around them. A good way of doing this is to set a morning and bedtime routine where one prepares themselves for the day ahead and wind down after the events of the day so that they can rest. Just these two routines alone can help make sure that each day has both structure and order.


Having effective time management skills is important in both one’s work and personal life. It is critical to avoid wasting time on unimportant tasks by prioritizing them and working on the big stuff first. Not only will this help complete more tasks, but one is also able to do it faster than before because of fewer distractions and fatigue. Once all the important tasks are complete, then it will be easier to wind down and relax for the rest of the day. Having priorities in everyday life can make sure that a person doesn’t squander or waste their time doing useless activities which don’t benefit them or the people around them.