2nd generation – calendars and appointment books . This wave reflects an attempt to look ahead, to schedule events in the future
3rd generation – current time-management field – it adds to the previous generation with putting importance of prioritization, setting goals and short term targets towards which time and energy would be directed in harmony with values.
4th Generation: it recognizes that “time management” is really a misunderstanding – the challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves!
What is difficult for you in managing your time?
Why Time management? • Efficient • Successful • Healthy
Time ThievesUnclear objectives DisorganizationInability to say “no”
Time ThievesInterruptions More interruptionsPeriods ofinactivity
Time Thieves Too many things at onceStress and fatigue All work and no play
What can we do?Recognize that obstacles exist Identify them Employ strategies to overcome
Prioritize DO Delay Important Important & & Urgent Not Urgent Delegate Delete Not Important Not Important & & Urgent Not UrgentThe Eisenhower’s Matrix
Prioritize1. Address the urgent2. Accomplish what you can early3. Attach deadlines to things you delay
Learn when to say “NO”• You can’t do everything• Don’t undertake things you can’t complete• Remain consistent to your goals
• Add an additional 25% more time for tasks.• Always leave time to deal with the unexpected.
Concentrate on the task at hand Focus on your goalTune out interruptions
Consider your personal prime time• Morning?• Evening?• Late night?
Personal prime timeMost research shows that tasks that take the most mentalconcentration are most effectively accomplished early inthe day 10am 12pm 3pm 6pm 9pm 12am 2ambut even these studies acknowledge that this is not alwaystrue, and that everyone has a “personal prime time.”
Time Management1st generation notes and checklists
Time Management2nd generation calendars and appointment books
Time Management3rd generationCurrent time-managementfield:-Put prioritize-Setting goals andshort term targets
Time Management4th generationThe challengeis not tomanage time,but to manageourselves!