Research Strategy

Research Strategy Paper: Time Management and Procrastination
Aaliyah Gray
University of Phoenix
There are many times in an individual’s lifetime that he or she may come up against a hindrance of some sort. Each individual has his or her own obstacle in which he or she must learn to rise above whether it is procrastination, time management, or the inability to focus. These three obstacles (procrastination, time management, and the ability to focus) are obstacles in which I must learn to prevail. Out of the three of these obstacles the one that would be most beneficial to surmount would be time management. If an individual is able to conquer time management then, the other two obstacles (procrastination and the ability to focus) should become easier to overcome as well. The ability to manage appropriately one’s time seems like an easy task; however, this task does require one to know the definition of time management as well as learn self discipline. The best way to overcome any obstacle would be to identify the problem, become informed about the problem, and develop a solution that fits appropriately.
I cannot efficiently and correctly manage my time as well as I have a habit of procrastinating. If I were able to overcome both of these obstacles I may improve my productivity greatly. “Time management refers to a range of skills, tools, and techniques used to manage time when accomplishing specific tasks, projects and goals. This set encompasses a wide scope of activities, and these include planning, allocating, setting goals, delegation, analysis of time spent, monitoring, organizing, scheduling, and prioritizing. Initially time management referred to just business or work activities, but eventually the term broadened to include personal activities as well. A time management system is a designed combination of processes, tools and techniques” (Wikipedia, 1st para., 2010). “Procrastination refers to the counterproductive deferment of actions or tasks to a...