Remember the kids story about ‘the boy who cried wolf’? It was a hoax right…
Well: Many time management techniques are a hoax.
Before I show you someone?s big tips and rip them apart, consider this hope that many people have.? ?More free time?.? In fact it?s a big new years resolution.? ?Have more free time?.? But is it accurate or actually adding to the problem?
Well consider this?
You do NOT actually want more free time.
What you want is more QUALITY time – which means more productive and more enjoyable.
The fact is that if you enjoyed your time more, you wouldn’t be after ‘free’ time as you’d be happy with what you do in the majority of your time anyway.
The problem is dissatisfaction. It’s a terrible approach to life to begrudgingly get through the daily chores only to hope for scraping the barrel of the day for a little free time to your self right at the end.
That’s no way to live. Certainly not the lifestyle of efficient organized living.
Here is a time management technique I strongly disagree with that I found published on a time management web site. This kind of thinking creates trouble for your natural time management skill.
Let’s take a quick look:
Suggested Time Management Technique From Another Site:
Limiting choice: Most self help books start by saying make a to-do list. It asks to dump everything you need to do on a piece of paper. But what this inadvertently does is overwhelm you.
Who says it overwhelms you. Whose ‘you’. Speak for yourself buddy. It might overwhelm you. But for me personally if I don?t write down a full list of things I have to do, then I’m mentally stressed by them all floating around my head.
David Allen, renowned personal productivity expert and author of Getting Things Done (GTD) explains that we have a certain capacity in our ‘psychic ram’ for storing information.? The best place to store things is not in our head, it?s on computer or paper.? The head should be used for making decisions.
So all those ideas floating around your head.? I recommend getting them down in lists. Worry about how you could possibly handle all those things once you have perspective and can actually see them face to face for what they are by them being in black and white infront of you.
I’ve sat down to create to-do lists. Written down 40 things to-do. Got overwhelmed and thrown the to-do list in the dustbin.
What a sucker!
By limiting the things to do to 6 items, you do you really help yourself from getting overwhelmed?
Perhaps for a limited time, but you might lose your job, or get evicted, forget to pick your kids up, or not have anything in the fridge when dinner times arrives.
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