A colleague asked me if I have anything on Time Management and I remembered a resource sheet that I'd written some time ago. I thought I'd share it with you. I hope you find it useful, or maybe share it with someone who you think it might help.
There's much more cake out there than we can ever eat, and the more there is, it seems the less time we have to enjoy it.
Trying to schedule 'quality time' is about as useful as ordering ourselves to 'be spontaneous'. If spontaneity is about seizing the moment, quality time is about creating the moment.
Are you one of those who talks about 'quality time'? Here's a snippet.
Time is not a commodity, so it cannot be manipulated. It is not something we can pick up, contain, weigh, or manage even. Time - in the sense that we measure it, chart its progress and talk about it - is a concept created by mankind. Furthermore it is a concept that changes from culture to culture in how it is understood and appreciated, so it is not even universal. There are1440 minutes in a day. We all have equal access to them. So if you think you are 'time poor', think again.
You can’t put your heart into something if you feel that you never have time. Practicing patience can help to counter the sense that things are speeding up, or that we are losing control. What would you do if you had 12 hours to spare?
If you have no time to listen properly you run the risk of costly mistakes and time consuming corrections. Effective conversations only need to happen once.
A tricky conversation is one you'd rather put off or even avoid altogether. When you know how it is less intimidating, and you can be in control of the conversation.
Quality time is the product of leisure time. It's not [...]
When did you last see an article entitled "I now have a richer life because I've learned to manage my time well"? There is a myth that we should be able to 'manage' our time better. What that really means is that we must manage ourselves.