Time Management Help
With this grid developed by Pat and workplace consultant Karen Snyder, track the activities you spend your time on, how much time you spend, how much you enjoy those activities, whether they move you toward your personal or professional goals, and whether you wish you continue them at the same pace in the future.
Time Management Resources Online
Some colleges and universities do a great job of working with their students on time management strategies that will work in a classroom environment. Check out this University of Minnesota assignment calendar for a sense of how planning ahead is key.
And these time management tips from Dartmouth College are excellent in or out of academia. Just remember that in addition to being efficient, you also need some down time just to “be.”
If you’re running a small business, SCORE, the nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business, can help with time management tips. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Time Management Books
Here are my current favorites. Hope you’ll share yours by going to The Dog Journal.
Time Management from the Inside Out, second edition: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule–and Your Life by Julie Morgenstern
How to Organize Your Work and Your Life by Robert Moskowitz
First Things First by Stephen R. Covey
You Don’t Have to Got Home from Work Exhausted by Ann McGee-Cooper
Time Shifting: A Revolutionary New Approach to Creating More Time for Your Life by Stephan Rechtschaffen
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen