Time Management Techniques


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Time Management is Really Life Management.
There are many Time Management Systems, find one that suits you and then USE IT.
Poor Time Management causes stress, reduces productivity and can lead to Burn Out

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Time Management Techniques

  1. 1. Mandy Bruford Defining Communication
  2. 2. Time Management  Define the problem  There is always more to do  Practical suggestions on how to manage time effectively
  3. 3. Personal Care  Define your boundary  When and how to say No  Not taking the job home  Not bringing home to work
  4. 4. Time Management Is Really Life Management
  5. 5. In the House of Commons  Mr Vaz said: “Time is running out Mr Brand”, he replied: “Time is infinite Keith. We can’t run out of time.” 
  6. 6. Many to choose from  Find what suits you and USE it  Be realistic in estimating your time  Time Management from the Inside Out  ◦ Julie Morgenstern
  7. 7.  Big Rocks
  8. 8. Not Important Important Urgent 1 3 Bake Birthday Cake Wrap Present Buy Card Prepare food Clean House Not Urgent 2 4 Call Mum Pick up scripts Walk the Dog Water Garden Do weeding
  9. 9. Urgent I II Crisis Pressing Issues Deadlines Meetings Important Not Important Not Urgent III Preparation Planning Prevention Relationship Building Personal Development IV Interruptions Some Mail Many Popular Activities Trivia Some Phone Calls Excessive TV/Games Time Wasters
  10. 10.      Think about work – either a job you do now or a job you have had in the past. Imagine that you have to go to that job tomorrow Make a list of all the things you have to do tomorrow for work Transfer that list to the Time Management Matrix TIME: 10min to complete
  11. 11.  Mental health experts will tell you that good boundaries are crucial to psychological health.
  12. 12. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. You want to help. Afraid of being rude. Wanting to be agreeable. Fear of conflict. Fear of lost opportunities. Not burning bridges. These are all false beliefs in our mind
  13. 13.     Just say, “I’m sorry. I can't do this right now.” Use a sympathetic, but firm tone. If pressured as to why, reply that it doesn’t fit with your schedule, and change the subject. Most reasonable people will accept this as an answer, so if someone keeps pressuring you, they’re being rude, and it’s OK to just repeat.
  14. 14.  Do Not bring home to work. ◦ Causes stress, reduces productivity  Do Not take the job home. ◦ Disruptive, can lead to Burn Out