How often do we say we don’t have the time? There’s always so much to do and somehow it seems like there is no time left at all by the end of the day. But do we MAKE the time? Can we apportion it in such a manner that what we have is planned well and used to the optimum?
The Indian wedding reception is an amazing event with not only much to admire and come away bedazzled about but with something to learn. Food management at weddings is frequently talked about – thousands are treated to a variety of foods and must eat to their heart’s content to show their respect and good feelings for the hosts. But here is the prevalent issue – just too much food goes to waste – especially the tons of flavoured rice (which is the favourite and main item served along with curries in this part of the world)! The ones who serve you go overboard in the enthusiasm to serve and you are not able to judge how much enough is while they are serving and at the end of it a lot of the food is wasted.
One wedding reception did things differently. Palm-sized containers in the hands of those serving the guests contained the flavoured rice, with pieces of ‘tasty bites’ in it neatly stuffed. When placed face-down on the banana leaf (a traditional replacement for the food plate) the quantity looked just right; if one liked to have some more, the servers would readily serve a spoon or two… A fine display of management!
Certainly very little wasted. Perhaps leftover but not wasted!
Do we waste time? Are we conscious of how much time we are using up?
Could we apportion it correctly?
Some examples of where we spend too much time at work: Waiting for something to happen or someone to turn up, making too long a phone call, conducting a long winded and endless meeting, working on one task without respite and other such examples.
Try to apportion time intelligently with the help of some Planning & Prioritisation, first thing in the day. You’ll be delighted at the time that you have at hand for so much else.