Planning and organising our tasks and work to make the most of our time can’t be a bad thing, right? Time management can’t possibly be counterproductive, can it? Depending on the type of person you are, time management can be part of the problem, rather than the solution, to getting more work done in the same amount of time. For starters, time management can be a tremendous source of stress for some people. Time management in the name of increasing personal productivity forces us to focus on our massive workloads, the limited amount of time in each day, and how much of it we waste. This can result in increasing our anxiety.
Another downside to time management is it can lead to an overwhelming and unsustainable workload. Say you can get your work done faster and are then required to take on even more responsibilities. These additional burdens can prove to be impossible to keep up with, as the pace you set at the beginning is something that you might not be able to sustain for the long haul.