Free Time Management Plans Your Cat and Your Articles

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Here is another serious look at the humorous side to time management. Free time does not require much management. We bring the cat into the article to find out how it manages time so well. We also see how technology is busy helping us spend our time so well.

Use the internet to find out things

Article writing is a mistake most people indulge in. No, not your cat, it has plans for its free time and that will be discussed shortly in this article. Search for Turkmenistan on Google, and you find a land next to the Caspian Sea that became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. It has long been a central hub for trade and commerce since the ancient times being at one of the junctions of the Silk Route. Include it in one of your articles. That is after you have finished chatting on the internet.

Free time planning and real time planning

Free time planning is different from real time planning in that it doesn’t involve any drudgery and you are ‘off’ the grind. As a case in point, you can check up what affects your decision when you feed the cat. As for you and your cat, it is time to change your cat food when:
1) You cat coat is dull and flaky
2) The cat shows excessive lethargy
3) Usual enthusiasm at feeding time is absent
It is the same with time management planning, article writing and free time activity. Among the various aspects of free time planning the ones likely to impact you in as big way are these.
a) Not having a vision of your work schedule: Most of the offices will have a strict time schedule so that they manage time efficiently. They have the events activities listed as:
i. Important/Urgent
ii. Not so important
iii. Absolutely useless
iv. Wrong person
Many of the files that come in as important eventually find their way to the absolutely useless folder and vice-versa. However, those files that land in the middle category, ‘Not so important’ gets done quickest. This is a psychology affecting office workers. People are writing articles about it…after retirement of course.
b) Conflicting demands: If there is more than one boss in an office or department, invariably they will contradict each other. The way out of this mess is through the side door and to the canteen but make sure that neither boss is watching your time management technique.
c) Interruptions: Work can be seriously affected if you keep turning the radio on and off…or if your colleague does it. You can overcome this distraction by going to the canteen; it is far away from the radio. You will not be interrupted. Normally, innovative workers who are able to use such time management skills adroitly will be promoted up the hierarchy of the office very fast. Usually the boss who comes down often to have his cup of chay, promotes them. This kind of time sharing and management leads to congenial atmosphere in the work place.
d) Inaccessible resources: Resources become inaccessible for two reasons (there are no articles on this topic…strangely). One is that the peon has placed in on the top of a tall shelf and the other is that your colleague has pocketed the remaining pins to pin up the wallpaper in his house.

Keep your vision on the horizon

One thing you certainly do not want to do with your time is to make a trip to the moon…my neighbors are talking about a trip to the Mars??? Guess, we all have a different take on the things that float across our night sky. Time management techniques are similarly complicated. Everyone goes to the same restaurant and orders different things. Some are ordering chairs to hit the waiter on the head for keeping them waiting too long.

Developing the perspective
Seriously, you need to have perspective on this. Time management techniques are vastly different from time management principles as it is different from time management tools. Imagine making a custard ice cream and carrying it over to the table. One is a principle and the other is a technique…I am not sure which one that is. The tool in this whole sordid affair is the pan in which you made the custard, of that I am reasonably sure. Let me illustrate it for the more serious people in the crowd. Try to think about it in your free time.

Protecting your passwords

You have passwords for each site you visit (the clever ones use one password for all and hope no one notices) and it becomes a test for your time management principle and time management technique to keep running behind those numerous passwords. I am giving you guys and gals a link and if you succeed in unlocking it…send me the password. All my passwords are locked up there.
My cat has two or three tricks I didn’t know about until recently.
a) Talk to an imaginary friend
b) Smile at the horizon in the distance
Talking is usually in cat language and so humans have a tough time figuring it out. The second one has foxed most humans; they still think the cat is smiling at them. Modern entrepreneurs have it on their websites.

Keeping yourself busy takes effort. It is not enough to fool those around you into thinking something earth-shattering was coming through in your article, you needed to fool the cat too. The cat needless to say sees through most of the ruses and comes and sits on the computer keyboards when it has had enough. Try walking in circles.

So the most important thing about time management and organizing your schedule would be not using a central password for all your passwords and files. You can leave out one or two outside the password vault and wonder why it is left out for the rest of your life. It will manage your excessive free time wonderfully.

Credits for this page

All pictures I use in this article are from Pixabay Public Domain pictures. All the cartoons are from Giphy .

I thank the moderators for their unceasing commitment to perfection and their encouragement.

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Bachelor, Christian, 53, settled in Madurai, India, like to watch football and tennis on TV. I also have occasional walks but try to read the Bible daily. For amusement, I read the newspaper.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th May 2015 (#)

Time management made easy for the layman not excluding laywoman too, thanks Snerfu. The videos were contrasting but thoroughly enjoyable - siva

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author avatar snerfu
14th May 2015 (#)

I sometimes wonder what mankind would do without someone writing these management principles for them...then I stop wondering and start writing.Thanks Siva and hope you have a great day.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th May 2015 (#)

Keep writing Snerfu as we tend to forget the useful (I need some company too!) - siva

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author avatar snerfu
15th May 2015 (#)

I understand it if you are angry now and then. The pearl is only made through irritating the oyster! But there will always be light shining for all those who believe...

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
13th May 2015 (#)

Thank you for the random collection of thoughts.

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author avatar snerfu
14th May 2015 (#)

My cat inspires me. Sometimes I am inspired to sleep...wonder where it comes from. Thanks for stopping by.

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author avatar peachpurple
21st Aug 2015 (#)

I don't have time management, I just do blogging after my household chores are done, password, they are the same because I can't remember well

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author avatar snerfu
22nd Aug 2015 (#)

Ha ha same here I too don't want to bother with a separate PW of every site. The money sites have a different password though.

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