Manage Yourself in Time

Eight Strategies for Success      

    1. Focus first on high priority items.

    2. Group related tasks together.

    3. Get organized.

    4. Break it into do-able chunks.

    5. Develop and use timetables.

    6. Focus on one thing at a time.

    7. Finish it fully.

    8. Do it when you think of it.

Focus first on high priority items

Group related tasks together

Get organized

Break in into do-able chunks

Develop and use timetables

Focus on one thing at a time

Finish it fully

Do it when you think of it

Time Wasters and Antidotes

    Slow decision making


    Attempting to do things perfectly

    Working against your body rhythms

    Failing to recharge your batteries

    Feeling you are responsible for everything

    Getting stuck waiting

    Starting your day off on the wrong foot

Four Generations of Time Management

    Notes and checklists

    Use of tools like appointment books

    Goal setting, planning

    The fourth generation is Effectiveness and priorities rather then focusing on schedules.

Your Personal Mission Statement


     Urgent and Important


     Pressing problems

     Deadlines, some meetings



    Low Frustration tolerance

   Miserable the whole time of the task

   Cant bear the torture of this task

   Unfair to have to do it

   Cant enjoy any of it

   Will fail horribly at the task

   If you rebel you will get a heros acclaim later



    Substitute Statements

   You can choose not to be miserable

   You wont die from this task, so it is doable

   Your boss isnt trying to ruin your life, but to have the business succeed

   Some aspect of the work may be interesting

   No guarantee of failure, no big deal if you do

   You only hurt yourself by delaying


    The Bits and Pieces Approach

    Getting Organized

   To do lists

   Realistic schedule

   Do it when you think of it

   Modify your work environment

   Block off escape routes


    The Five Minute Method

    Dont Wait for Inspiration

    Reward Yourself

   Premack Principal

   Profit-Penalty System

    Viewing Mistakes as Feedback


The Effective Student

    Improving Memory Retention

   Pay attention

   Overlearn the material

   Organize the material

   Use rehearsal

   Minimize rote memorization

   Write it down

   Use memory aids



    Reduce interference and distractions

   Retroactive and Proactive

    Sleep on it

    Distribute learning sessions


    Test yourself

    Be aware of learning contexts













The Art of Taking Tests

    Mastering Test Anxiety

   Practice active relaxation

   Use cognitive restructuring

   Visualize success