Monday, December 15, 2008
Time Management: Why It Matters
I talk about time and multi-tasking quite often and that's because it's a high-frequency issue/concern/topic in my quotidianity.
Simply put, I have to be acutely aware of time for two rather basic reasons:
2) quality of life
So, here are a few things to consider when thinking about time/schedules.
1) Do not allow distractions to interfere with planned tasks. Block a generous time frame for the most important tasks.
2) The most important tasks of the week need to be completed first before the week gets full.
2) Plan enough time for each task.
3) Allow a 2-hour block daily for a work-out and focused physical activity. Planned physical time is a great way to put tasks and time-sensitive duties in perspective.
4) Write daily even when there is no apparent inspiration.
5) Do not over-work on a certain day as it might be difficult to get enough motivation to tackle the same task the following day. Know when to stop.
6) Unapologetically keep to a personalized schedule.
7) Carefully plan time for 'no-activity' or as I call it 'thinking time' without gadget/media/information input.