“We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.” - Alice Bloch
Improve Your Time HabitsIdentify Your Time ThievesPrioritize What Matters Most
Daily Time Analysis Questions
The things that are easy to do… Are also easy NOT to do!
How to Get Results
Wheel of Life
Managing Yourself, Not Time
There’s Never Any Time• Each of us has 168 hours per week.• If we work 50 hours, that leaves 118 hours each week.• If we sleep 8 hours each night, that leaves 62 hours each week.• 3 hours per day getting dressed, eating, driving – that leaves 41 hours per week.• What will you do with your extra 41 hours a week?
Improve Your Time Habits• You must have clearly defined goals for your life.• It takes time to make time.• You must set yourself up to succeed and count your successes.• A Time Picture is a must!
The question is…Is this the best use of my time right now?
The Time Commitments• Know your system, (electronic and/or paper)• With You Always• 2-3 Hours for Monthly Planning• Schedule Priorities First!• 5-10 Minutes for Daily Planning• Prioritize Each Day• Track Your Progress
Monthly Planning• Schedule 2-3 Hours to Plan Upcoming Month• Prioritize Top Goals• Identify High Priority Activities• Complete Goal Planning Sheets• Set Up Tracking System• Schedule Priorities First!
Daily Planning• 5-10 Minutes to Plan & Prioritize• Transfer Schedule from Monthly Planner to Daily Organizer Page• Review All Commitments for the Week• Organize Each Day• Prioritize Imperative/Important Lists• Close Out Each Day
Covey’s Time MatrixSource: Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Identify Time Wasters• Complete the Time-Wasters Exercise.• What are your biggest time wasters? Who are your time thieves?• How you can minimize the time wasters & manage the time thieves?
It’s all about Priorities!•What are your High Priority Activities?•In the eyes of my manager?•In the eyes of the people I’m serving?
To Do and To Don’t•Do you keep a To Do List?•How about a To Don’t List?
Time Analysis• Make a commitment for the next 10 days.• Complete the Daily Time Analysis Questions at the end of each day.• Identify your 6 most productive and least productive activities during that timeframe.• Create your ideal Time Picture based on what you learn.
Key Ideas• Complete the Time Management Key Idea Action Plan (Page 3)
“Those who do not take time for relaxation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.” - John Wanamaker
Closing •Closing Thoughts •Questions?“If you are not making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.” - Paul J. Meyer