Time Management

Time Management Habits # 1

Posted by on Jun 23, 2009 | 0 comments

  So how do you create more time in your day? First, you have to stop the false efficiency of always trying to squeeze in one more thing before you leave home or before you leave the office. You do this in the name of efficiency – it seems like a waste of time to arrive early for anything and then have to wait around. But how effective are you in those snatched, feverish five minutes? The truth is, it’s really not efficient at all, and it puts you perpetually behind the curve instead of out in front of it. So for a week, practice “five minutes early-ness.” Commit to being five...

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Plenty of Time

Posted by on Jun 14, 2009 | 0 comments

  If you are like many people I know, your time management habits … well, let’s just say they could use some work. Even if you accept the premise of my last blog that life is long and you have plenty of time, your daily habits probably still reinforce the panicky feeling of time scarcity. You pack too much into your day. You create a to do list that you can’t possibly complete and wind up feeling defeated. You always try to squeeze in just one more thing, making yourself five minutes late to the meeting instead of five minutes early. Or you get there on time, but sweaty and...

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You Have Plenty of Time — Part I

Posted by on May 13, 2009 | 0 comments

  Plenty of time? Unless you have done some time in a Zen monastery, you probably have a hard time believing that. Our culture is steeped in the belief that time is scarce. We race around from thing to thing to thing, barely catching our breath, constantly frustrated that we can’t seem to fit everything in. “If only there were more than 24 hours in a day!” we lament. So, in the name of efficiency, we multi-task rather than focus, fill every available moment, try to do it all, have it all, and we fail. In this mode, our day or week – dare I say, our LIFE? – goes by in a blur....

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