Hello guys and girls,
I’d like to know who here manages his or her time using a system? I’ve never really believed in any of it, in general I tend to be pretty orderly IF I get up early, but I was wondering what all the fuss is about with all of those “Getting Things Done” methods and so on.
Anyone with experience?
I find that if the “system” is too complicated (eg anything more than a piece of paper with a list of things to do) then I can sometimes just waste too much time planning, rather than actually doing the work.
IMO , you shouldn’t go crazy about a specific time managment/schedule, as in the end, thinking and thinking about what, when and how you’re going to do something, will consume even more time.
However, in my case for instance, when I know I am going to have a busy day (which envolves several hours of work and which can but is not limited to doing tasks that have a flexible time-requirement) I tend to lay out a ‘first, second, third and finally’ day. Additionally, I try to press beneath my skull what goal I want to achieve (for a specific day/week/etc.), and if that’s not done, what should be the secondary goal to follow-up.
In short, don’t think too much about timing, yet try to have a simple DO FIRST AND DO SECOND structure with a ACHIEVE THIS AND THAT result (specially for those busy, nasty days).
I just use an agenda where I write what I have to get done at what day. That is all. You manage automatically your time seeing what you have to do.
I just use pen and paper and my whiteboard, noting what I need to do for the day/week on both
My twins manage my time for me
It’s not working out so well….
Teaming up to work out my schedule and learn some AE while they at it