Time Management: What is It?
What is Time Management?
Time management is the ability to plan and control how
you spend the hours in your day to effectively accomplish
Time management allows you to:
Manage the many responsibilities in your life.
Reduce stress and improve the quality of your life.
Make better choices about how to balance your commitments.
So you can have pride in a job well done.
Time Management: What Gets In the
Ten Common Time Management Challenges
Setting Personal Goals
Multi-Tasking Maintaining a “ To Do” List
Taking On Too Much Prioritizing
Thriving on “Busy” Scheduling Tasks Effectively
Managing Distractions Not Taking Breaks
You will never FIND time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
~ Charles Buxton
Time Management: The Benefits
Time management helps maintain your self-esteem and build
confidence in several ways:
Feeling like things are under control
Knowing when things will get done
Have time relax, do fun things, socialize
Pacing during the day increases the chances of a good night’s rest
More satisfied with your life
Time Management: Where Do I
Developing time management skills is a journey . . .
that takes practice and support as you find your way
to a system that will work for you.
Where to begin?
In order to begin your practice of time management, you need to have
an idea of how you spend your time on any given day. This information
is the starting point for organizing, prioritizing, and achieving your goals
in the context of competing activities of school, friends, work, family,
relaxation and other commitments.
Time Management: Tracking Your
First Things First: Time Tracking or Time Audits
Become aware of how you use your time by keeping track of
what you do for a day or two up to a week so that you can get
a good picture of how you spend your time.
Time tracking can be done any way that you are
comfortable – by hand with paper and pencil, on a
computer, laptop or tablet, or even on your mobile
Only you will see the results, so keep accurate
records and don’t judge the results!
Time Management: Time Tracking
Forms Templates Online Trackers Apps
There are many time tracking tools available. Pick whatever makes sense for
you and start your tracking your time.
Time Chart http://lifecoachonthego.com/wordpress/wp
Time Use Chart http://www.d.umn.edu/kmc/student/loon/acad/strat/
Script Your Day for Maximum Time Management Success http://
My Weekly Schedule http://www.studygs.net/schedule/weekly.htm
Time Audit http://libweb.surrey.ac.uk/library/skills/Time%20Management/page_06.
ATracker – Daily Task and Time Tracking Lite App (iPhone)
Time Management: Evaluating Your
Second Things Second: Evalute! Once you’ve tracked your time, you need
to take a look at how you spend your time.
about the Time
Time Management: The Big Secret
Third Things Third: The Secret of Time Management
Time Management is the art, the skill and the ability to
properly decide on what you are going to invest your time
and when. Self Management is the next step in the
process once you decide on what and when you are
going to invest our time. You need to get your collective
abilities together to make that happen.
It’s not about managing time that’s important, it’s about managing yourself!
When we manage ourselves, and take responsibility for our lives, it’s amazing
how we begin to value our time and use it effectively!
The Tools of Self-Management
What Tools Should You Use?
Tools are not “one size fits all.” Find what fits for you.
Basic time/self-management tools include:
Minimization of Distractions/Managing Interruptions
Making and Following a Schedule/Making Lists
Resource to find out what tools you need:
Nursing Specific Resources
Time Management Skills for Nurses
Getting a Grip on Time Management
Time Management: General
Study Guides and Strategies, Time Management Series
How Poor Time Management Impacts Your Self-Esteem
10 Common Time Management Mistakes
26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known at 20
Time Management: General
General Resources (continued)
Time Management Ninja
How to Manage Time, Reduce Stress and Increase
Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management
An Introduction to Time Management
Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is
managed nothing else can be managed
~ Peter Drucker