David Parry was invited to give a talk to the students at Moreton Hall on the subject of Time Management. Here are a few links from that talk that might prove useful.
www.bit.ly/Moreton7H – Stephen Covey’s even more best selling book on “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” – once again a link to the Google preview of the book
https://www.blinkist.com/magazine/posts/read-seven-habits-highly-effective-people-3-minutes Blinkist is a book summarising service
www.bit.ly/MoretonGTD – David Allen’s best selling book “Getting Things Done (the art of stress free productivity)” – this is a link to the Google preview of the book
Pickle Jar Theory of Time Management – (Just Google it – https://www.google.com/search?q=pickle+jar+theory+time+management)
https://www.eisenhower.me/eisenhower-matrix/ The Eisenhower Matrix
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle – 80/20 Principle
https://www.upwork.com/ Upwork is an incredible market place of freelancers who you can pay to do all sorts of useful things
Outlook tip – when you are working, minimise the ‘Today’ section of your emails. You can process yesterday but you can’t change it. If you respond to emails and they trigger another response then it ‘bounces back’ and you are interrupted from getting through the list.
Manage your stress levels and notice the early signs of when you are getting stressed. Have some coping mechanisms. Try removing yourself from the room, write a list, take a walk, do some breathing exercises.
Make time to learn some basic programming techniques so you use your computer efficiently. Try recording macros in spreadsheets or even learn how to write macros using VBA. You can also use a program called ‘AutoHotKey’ to automate regular key presses.
Create Habits to make you do things that you often forget. Every time you turn on a light switch or brush your teeth.
Agree to do important things with other people and diarise them. Then you have the pressure of not letting them down.
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