Time Management Exercises - How Practising Time Management Skills Can Increase Your Productivity. Communication skills training courses, presentation skills programmes, public speaking, leadership development and executive coaching.

Impact Factory logo
More than just training...             
Phone: +44 (0)20 7226 1877|0808 1234 909|Email: enquiries@impactfactory.com

» Email a link to this page

 

Time Management Exercises

Impact Factory runs tailored Time Management

and Performance Management Programmes

We also run Public Time Management Courses

for anyone involved in Time Management


The following article was contributed by Elisabeth Kuhn

Time Management Exercises - How Practising Time Management Skills Can Increase Your Productivity

Time Management Exercises? What the heck? But seriously. Time management is a skill, and as with all skills, practice makes for improvement if not necessarily perfection. But what sorts of exercises could help you practice time management? Read on and find out!

Time Management

Time Management Exercises?

What the heck?

But seriously.

Time management is a skill, and as with all skills, practice makes for improvement if not necessarily perfection.

But what sorts of exercises could help you practice time management?

Read on and find out!

Just like you can exercise your muscles and your brain, you can build your time management skills by practising some of the sub-skills that are involved.

And as I was looking around for ideas about time management exercises, I remembered where I had read the perfect exercises to practice those sub-skills: In an old book that had been sitting on my bookshelf for years. That book was on dieting, but its lessons apply just as much to making the most of time, especially by getting a grip on procrastination.

The book, "How to get yourself to stay on any diet," whose author is Charles Whetherall, starts from the premise that in order to be successful at dieting, you must exercise your willpower. No, not merely use your willpower, though that is included, but to literally give it a regular workout so that it will get better at keeping you on track.

While this is no longer necessarily considered the ultimate solution to dieting -- although that varies from guru to guru, it can be very useful for reducing problems with procrastination. In fact, these same exercises might work even better on time management than on dieting.

So what are the exercises?

To some degree, they all involve doing specific activities, whether or not you feel like doing them. I'm sure you can immediately see the ramifications of that particular approach.

The types of exercises in the book include:
1) Doing what's disagreeable (like washing the dishes or cleaning the bathroom).
2) Doing what's pointless (like counting a bag full of dried beans or the number of ribs in a sweater.
3. Doing something immediately, whether you feel like it or not.
4) Postpone doing something you would prefer to do right away.

Whetherall argues that doing these kinds of exercises regularly will strengthen your willpower and help you get a better handle on your diet. And, by extension, as time management exercises, they can also help you reduce procrastination.

Then again, isn't there a better way? Of course there is! Check out my favourite time management course for a very different, much less painful, and much more effective approach. Start applying the techniques and watch your productivity double and even triple.

While it's designed especially for internet marketers, it will also be very helpful to professionals from other fields -- basically anyone who has time management challenges.

Time Management Course

Get in touch