Taking Charge (2nd edition), Chapter 2.1

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Taking Charge (2nd edition), Chapter 2.1

  1. 1. Taking Control of Your Time Section 2.1: Personal Time Management Taking Charge: Chapter 2 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Strategies to Manage Time <ul><li>Lists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Before going to bed, make a “to-do” list for the next day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Label items by A, B or C by importance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Master Schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every Sunday create a master schedule for the week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appointments, due dates, activities </li></ul></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs <ul><li>Physiological Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and Security Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Love and Belonging Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Esteem Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Self-actualization Needs </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. POSEC Method <ul><li>Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Organize </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline </li></ul><ul><li>Economize </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Prioritize <ul><li>Accomplish the most important items when they need to be done </li></ul><ul><li>Filter out distractions </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Organize <ul><li>43 Folders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Label 12 folders for each month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Label 31 folders for each day and put inside the current month folder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put items such as bills in the appropriate day to make sure you remember to get it done </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Streamline <ul><li>Group your tasks by like items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: Finish all “to do” chores in the kitchen before moving to the next room </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set a timer </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Economize <ul><li>Schedule blocks of time to relax throughout the day to alleviate stress and anxiety </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Contribute <ul><li>Set aside time to volunteer and give back to your community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic organizations </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Further Reflection <ul><li>What areas in your life do you find it hardest to manage your time? </li></ul><ul><li>What prevents you from having effective time management? </li></ul><ul><li>Practice making a “to do” list for the upcoming week. </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  11. 11. Additional Resources <ul><li>Personal Time Management Guide </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.time-management-guide.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Karma of Success Blog http:// www.karmaofsuccess.com/blog / </li></ul><ul><li>Schedulizer </li></ul><ul><li> http:// www.schedulizer.com </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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