April 29, 2008 · Time management

As I continue to play with new techniques for managing my time I have discovered that the biggest problem I have is stopping what I am doing. I often lose track of time and spend longer on some projects than they actually need. Instead of working effectively my energy starts to go down and I am actually less productive by not taking a break and checking in to ask “what next”?

So I am now utilizing my trusty timer to become more conscious of working on projects for a set amount of time and then taking a break. If I create an appointment for a client I would automatically stop at the time allocated and start my next client or my next piece of work. By setting the timer to signal the end of my scheduled appointment time with myself I consciously stop what I am doing and take a break, have something to eat or drink and decide whether to continue on this current activity or move onto the next one on my task list.

I am also using the timer to signal the end of my working day. It goes off 15 min before my chosen time for close of day and I move into my last appointment for the day to wrap up and review my plan for the next day.

It is all about becoming more intentional about what I do with my time.

Is there an area of your life that could be improved by becoming more intentional about your behavior? Email Heather or call / text 0212 406 535 to discuss how being more intentional could support you in achieving your goals and dreams.

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