If you do you’re not alone. In fact you’re making two time management mistakes which aren’t even your fault.
The first is that simply filling your day with activity is the wrong way to do it. After all simply doing stuff is a waste of time if it’s not achieving your own, or your company’s strategic objectives.
Mistake number 2 is piling more and more stuff onto your to-do list for today. In the end it’s unlikely that you’ll actually get done what your to-do list shows you need to do. So your subconscious gets a little despondent when you don’t finish it. As the days go by it become used to not finishing the to-do list. Then it begins to think that you never need to complete a to-do list. That means the urge to get things done (prompted by your subconscious) begins to ebb away. Until one day you wake up and you get very little done. Your to-do list is as big as ever but it still doesn’t get done.
These are ways that you’re told to manage your time. And yet have you ever been asked to look at how you work, what your work rate is, what your best hours are. What your own rewards system is?
If not you’re not making the best possible us of your time and I blame the people who’ve taught you time management.