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Notes from time management

How time flies! Almost four weeks ago I took the one-day time management course, out of desperation. Did I practise what was preached? I'm not so sure. But I did create more time for myself as a result.

So before I forget, let me copy my summary notes so I can view them from anywhere in the world.

Have a notebook by your bed to write down your thoughts so you won't forget them or think about them when you go to sleep at night.

Time saved by not worrying about what is not worth worrying - but how do you know beforehand?

Change your perception - I have. Work is no longer important.

How much stress you can lose by not putting it off, meaning - deal with it now to avoid the extra stress.

Personal carrots: go outside on a nice day; blow some time off; treat myself to nice food.

If you save time, what will you do with it?

It's a good discipline to clear your desk at the end of each day.

Energy levels: good to make all phone calls at the same time (in the same period)

Turn off "you got mail" - it's another form of distraction.

Schedule your interruptions.

Take time out, allowing "me" time.

Say no.

Don't allow backlog to happen. Catch up on backlog when you're not feeling guilty about taking time from doing something else.

29 April 2002 Monday