Lesson 1, Topic 1
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4.1. Organize yourself around your best time

ryanrori December 30, 2020

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A good time and a bad time                                                               

When do you work your best?

Consider the Pareto principle. Pareto, an Italian economist, said that many people do 80 per cent of work in 20 per cent of their time.

Find out

  • when your best time is
  • what your patterns and habits in handling time are

Draw up a time log for a week

Work out a framework in advance and create symbols to indicate various activities, so that you do not waste even more time by writing down how you waste time.

  • Note how much time you spend on the telephone and how valuable the time spent is to you.
  • Consider what you do faster at what time of the day.
  • When do you procrastinate?
  • Are the activities you spend a great deal of time on really that important?
  • How much time do you spend on yourself? (This is very important if you want to lead a balanced life.)
  • What do you actually do to create enjoyment for yourself? Or are you constantly endeavouring to be everything to everybody else and as a result build up resentment?
  • Where and when can you work faster? How?
  • What could someone else have done for you?
  • What was a waste of time?
  • Are there any alternative ways of doing things?
  • Do you cluster similar tasks together? Does that save time?
  • Is it better for you to take a break now and again?