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Transcript of Time Management
Planning Case Study
procrastination: (n) The act of delaying a task for a later time, particularly something requiring immediate attention
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
George S. Patton
Plan – A proposed or tentative course of action
Prioritize – To designate or treat something as more important than other things.
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. -Stephen Covey
Benefits to Planning
Keeps things organized
Gives you more time
Have more time to do more things
Identify and reduce time wasters
Explore ways to decrease procrastination
Discover solutions to interruptions
Find focus for what matters most
Experiment with ways to set priorities
Commit to personal growth
Ellen DeGeneres on Procrastination
Creates a manageable process
You control projects instead of projects controlling you
Keeps important things first
Spend time where it matters most
It's best to manage interruptions instead of them managing you. -Anonymous
interrupt- To stop a person in the midst of doing or saying something
Benefits of managing interruptions
You maintain control of your time
Set boundaries on your own terms
No unexpected set backs
You have a busy day ahead. The dedication for the bridge you worked on for 3 years is finally happening this afternoon. In addition, you have to be at an important client meeting about a new project coming up. This is with a highly sought after client. And to top it all off, your 18-month old has her check-up this afternoon and if you cancel it, the doctor won't be able to see her for another 7 months. Your spouse is out of town.
Is it possible to plan for this?
How would you handle it?
Scheduling - A plan of procedure, usually written,
of things to be done, for a proposed objective,
at or during a particular time or period.
Benefits of Scheduling
Effectively manage time
Can work at reasonable and desired pace
Allows for more time to do what you want
Can effectively multi-task
Choose a partner and share:
How you use a schedule?
Do you have a scheduling system? If so, what is it?
The last time you needed to schedule something and failed to
The impact it had on you
What you learned?
Advantages/Disadvantages of scheduling
Time management matrix