Lately, I have been getting questions on time management. I believe that time is the great equalizer. Anyone who has taken one of my classes knows that I stress the importance of using our 86,400 each day (number of seconds in a day) as best we can in alignment with our future goals and current commitments.
Some of the tools and resources that have informed my view on time management are below. I hope they can be helpful.
Book: Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy https://www.amazon.com/Eat-That-Frog-Twenty-one-Procrastinating/dp/0792754840 *This book comes to mind every morning when I organize my tasks for the day. Some other books that are suggested from Entrepreneur Magazine can be found here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/329378.
Tool: Smartsheet https://www.smartsheet.com/ *I use this for task management for projects and managing a portion of my calendar for appointments.
App: Stay Focused https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stayfocused&hl=en *I use this to manage my usage of certain apps during the day—to ensure I am not taking time away from my long-term goals (Dream in Progress).
Articles: Time Management by HBR https://hbr.org/topic/time-management *I appreciate these posts for perspective on a variety of elements of time management from email management to work tasks prioritization.
Tool: Amazon Alexa https://alexa.amazon.com *I use this to track tasks, keep lists for different projects and errands, and to set reminders for myself.
Tool: Google Home Mini https://store.google.com/product/google_home_mini *I use this to sync to my Google calendar. I routinely block off time to put tasks on the calendar that I love to do and do not like to do (this ensure I am accountable).
Tool: Google Calendar https://calendar.google.com *I use Google calendar to manage my calendar each week.
Exercise: Goals Mapping and Vision Board *Each month, I write out goals according to my wheel of life diagram (which has my six core areas of focus in my life). I routinely look at this list and when I do have extra time, I try to tackle the items on this list. Each core area has approximately four to eight target items on it and yes, relaxing is one of them :)