How to make you guess what this post is about without using the names “Neo”, “Morpheus”, and “Trinity”? Now, this post, which is part of the time management mini-series, has nothing to do with The Matrix film series. So, why do I even mention these characters?
When priorities are piling up, you need a clear system in place to take you from overwhelmed to under control. Fortunately, there are dozens of methods of prioritizing and organizing your day. It’s about time to have a look at some proven prioritization methods.
Managing your time means that you spend time on your priorities; it also means that you do not waste time on non-priorities. One of the big mistakes, when it comes to time management, is indeed not prioritizing. Prioritization is the only way to deal with competing demands for limited resources indeed. So, why did I neglect this aspect until now?
As already alluded to, time management isn’t really about managing time. Time management helps you use your available time as efficiently as possible to complete your tasks. The sheer abundance of hints, tips, and recommendations available online is simply overwhelming. However, when it comes to actual techniques that can improve the way you work, it’s another story…
the routine of always knowing when something happens really fuels efficiency.How to translate that into practice? From boxes to blocks to days, the ins and outs of some of the most powerful time management techniques.
Most people, when confronted with two options of the same mean value but differing in uncertainty, prefer the sure bet, a phenomenon known as risk aversion. Indeed, people, just like animals, typically avoid choosing the uncertain, or risky, option. However, under certain circumstances…
And what was bound to happen did happen.
The Oxford Dictionary of English defines exhaustion as
a state of extreme physical or mental tiredness.Replace "or" with "and" in the previous sentence and you will get the picture. Here is another definition:
a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.
If it’s a priority you’ll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse.- Jim Rohn
In an article about time management techniques, Clockify defines them as
a set of rules and principles you need to follow in order to be more productive and efficient with your time, make better and faster decisions, as well as accomplish more in less time and with less effort.In practice, they are tried-and-true strategies to help you do that.