Do you feel pulled in multiple directions in your day-to-day life? Do you tend to focus your time and energy on the 80% of projects that can wait but noticeably ignore the 20% that need your attention right away? Dr. Todd Dewett in his Lynda.com course, “Managing Your Time,” refers to us all having an “Einstein window” a time of day when we are at our peak performance; when we can be most productive.
I recently watched a great TED talk by Tim Urban “Inside the mind of a master procrastinator.” I identify with him, unfortunately, in many ways. I envy the people with a clean desk and all their tasks listed on the computer or sticky notes.
Time management for me seems to be about strategy, psychology, behavior and personality. Answering the ultimate question – “Whether to watch “The Bachelor” or to finish a course on Lynda.com?”
Procrastinate about getting things done and the details can be like ants after crumbs; from the pie you ate during the Bachelor. Ignore the crumbs and more will appear that will be bigger, stronger and have a greater capacity to overwhelm you.
Vision, dreams, inspiration (a clean desk), motivation and a timeline will help create a more productive you.
Make the time for Lynda.com:
Efficient Time Management with Chris Croft
Getting Things Done with David Allen
Going Paperless: Start to Finish with Suzanna Kay
Managing your Time with Todd Dewett
Time Management Tips with Dave Crenshaw
Schedule time in a visit to GPL:
Driven to Distraction
Effective Time Management
The 5 Choices: the path to extraordinary productivity
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Organize tomorrow today: 8 ways to retrain your mind to optimize performance
Successful Time Management for Dummies
A Time Conscious Life
John C. Maxwell