Is Time Management Training really a thing? Or should I say is time
really a thing that can be managed and thatís something that we can train you
Time is a very peculiar commodity. It is constant yet it changes! We all have 24
hours in a day, so in that sense it is constant. Yet at the same time it is
variable too. It varies from people to people and even amongst the same person!
Weird isnít it? The number of hours in a day for the Prime Minister would
probably seem like less than 24 whereas those for a retired man would seem like
a lot more. You can see it in an individual too. Time seems to be flying by when
we are watching a good movie and 2 hours really feel like an hour whereas when
we are studying a subject we are not exceptionally fond off, even 30 minutes can
feel like 2 hours!
How does this happen? Itís actually all to do with our minds. Frankly there is
no change in the actual time available or spent; the only difference is in the
way we perceive it. Why the difference in perception? Itís due to our mind.
Now let me tell you a secret. There is actually no time. Itís just something
that has been created by us to give ourselves a platform to measure events
against; something relative, created to keep everyone on the same page. This can
be understood by when we connect to the present moment or should I say the
direct neural network in our nervous systems.
There are 3 aspects that an event can be broken down into. The past, present and
The past is what has happened previously and is over. The present is what is
happening at this very instant. The future is what will happen after this
present moment has passed. So each moment is a future moment, then becomes a
present moment and then becomes the past, all in 3 superfast moments! Confused?
Itís a bit of a funny concept as we have not really spent much time dwelling on
it although it is continuously happening.
In fact I can see it clearly while I am writing this article. I frankly have no
clue as to what I am writing (I know I wasnít supposed to tell you that!), itís
just flowing through me. I have not really thought about what I am writing or
what I am going to write, itís just that something is coming to me and I am
writing it down. So I really donít have a clue of the future moments as I have
no idea of what I am going to write, I am writing what is coming to me in the
present moment and as soon as I write it it becomes the past! Since I am so Ďin
the present momentí, I have no sense of time and do not even have the urge to
measure it! All I know is that I am thoroughly enjoying writing this article and
am feeling very fulfilled in doing the same.
Time Management Training needs you to connect to the now
This is the direct neural network I was talking about. When you connect to this
network, time loses its meaning. Am sure you will ask me how then can I manage
time while being connected to this network as I have lost complete sense of
Itís quite unbelievable until you actually do it. What happens in the present
moment is that you donít waste time thinking as such. Yes your working mind is
working, or the conscious mind as you may call it. That is the minimal amount of
mind needed to perform a task, like me typing in this case. I need my mind to
instruct my fingers which keys to press for typing. The rest of my mind is not
really on. I know that sounds absurd but itís true. I am currently not making
use of my subconscious mind which is actually the one that takes up a lot of our
time. When we are just connected to the conscious mind, it feels like things are
happening through you and you cease to get tired even though frankly you are
working at a superfast speed without feeling the strain of it. When you work
through the subconscious mind, there is a lot of processing that goes into it
which wastes a lot of energy and time which we conserve if we just stick to the
The next question will be then how do we do this, right?
How do we switch from our normal tendency of staying in the past and the
future, (which is staying in the subconscious mind or as we call it operating
from the default network) to operating from the conscious mind or the direct
network. Itís done by simply staying in the present moment. Well itís not that
simply frankly because we have lost all practice of it. We knew how to do it as
kids but have slowly forgotten the art. Whenever you realise you are going into
the past or future, you gently bring your mind back to the present and then
starts the magic. You will never have to ever manage your time once you get the
hang of it.
To relearn this beautiful technique, you can definitely attend one of our Time
Management Training sessions and we would be happy to assist you get back what
was once yours!
So thatís me signing off and as I look at the time I have really written this
article in superb time:)
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