Manage Technology – Time Management Courses

Time Management Courses

Keep an Activity Log

This Time Management course will ask you if you have any idea how much time you spend chatting to colleagues, surfing the net, reading junk mail and making coffee every day?  A study done in the US found that when people wrote down everything they did for seven days, their perception of how much free time they had doubled.  Keeping a log will help you distinguish between time wasting activities and those that contribute to your success.  It will also help you determine when your most productive times are during the day and so you can schedule your most (and least) taxing tasks accordingly.

After attending Andrew Horton’s time management course you will know how to break your day up into one hour slots, at the turn of the hour; record exactly what you did during the previous hour.  This should take no more than one or two minutes to complete.  You only need to do this for one week to get a complete understanding of how you are spending your time.  The time you invest into this exercise will be immeasurable, verse the time you will gain in the future.

Make a TO DO LIST – Time Management Courses

This time management course will show you that, if you are constantly trying to keep up with urgent (but not necessarily important) tasks, you need to prioritize these tasks and make a list.  There is a little saying that goes” for every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”  You must clearly distinguish between urgent and important tasks, this way you become both effective and time efficient.  You must break really big overwhelming tasks down into bite size action steps that can easily be accomplished.  This makes the really big and overwhelming tasks easy to manage and complete.  I have found that if  I break my To do list into lists that contain no more than a  maximum of 10 items each, I more readily get a feeling of accomplishment as I move from list to list during the day.  Don’t forget to review your to do list every day during your evening review every day.

Manage Technology – Time Management Courses

This time management course will show you how technology has become both a time saver and unfortunately if we allow a huge consumer of our time.  The myriad of communication tools available, which include SMS, email, Facebook and Skype etc are major sources of distraction every day.  The attention we divert to utilize these very valuable sources of information can negatively affect our concentration, attention, productivity and decision making abilities.   Just like with your overall goal of managing your time you must manage your usage of these tools as well.  Your activity log will reveal how much time you are spending on unnecessary time wasting things such as reading junk emails, sending and reading unnecessary SMS, Chatting to friends on Facebook etc.  Don’t leave your email open all day as this will distract your attention every time a new mail comes in.  The best way I have found to deal with effectively utilizing these very valuable forms of communication is to set aside two blocks of time, for example one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening to attend to email only.  You must set a small block of time aside each day for social networking and be very disciplined in sticking to your allocated time.  The allocation of time is obviously made every evening when you are doing your daily planning for the next day.  Please don’t forget to review how disciplined you were that day and how well you stuck to your committed time allocation for emails, social networking etc.  If you are not sticking to your allotted time, put the necessary mental steps in place to stick to your allotted time the next day.

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