Personal Time Management Excercise: Time Yourself

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Personal Time Management Excercise: Time Yourself
smith, UK
Give yourself a surprise and time yourself to see what you can do in 5 minutes. This will give you an idea how much time you should allow for things.
It is amazing what you can do in 5 minutes, when you know you are working to a dead line.
Then, for interest, see what you can do in 1 min, then 30 secs.
You will be surprised... I was!

Personal Time Management can be Used in Every Area of your Life
MOHAMMED, Financial Consultant, Lebanon
Setting goals puts you ahead of the pack...
Some people blame everything that goes wrong in their life on something or someone else.
In time management the goals you set should be SMART, they should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timed.
Also we should be positive (goals should be phrased positively, so they help you feel good about yourself and what you're trying to accomplish) and personal (goals must be personal. They must reflect your own dreams and values).

Some People Blame..........
smith, UK
@MOHAMMED: If any of us take the blame for anything that goes wrong, then no one can pressurize us into doing something we know doesn't fit with our values... If we are so busy blaming other people we will not get ahead. Set your goals and go for it... Remember the hare and the tortoise.
Editor: Fable by Aesop (ancient Greek slave and storyteller, 620 - 564 BCE) of a Tortoise and a Hare concerning a Hare who ridicules a slow-moving Tortoise. Tired of the Hare's boastful behaviour, the Tortoise challenges him to a race... and wins.

Kitchen Timer / Pomodoro Technique
Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli, CEO, Australia
Above reminded me of the "Pomodoro Technique". The name comes from the kitchen timer that looks like a tomato (pomodoro in Italian). It goes lik this:

1. Choose a task you want to make progress on.
2. Avoid/reduce any potential interruptions: turn off your phone, emails, etc and put on a headphone to reduce the odds of being interrupted.
3. Set the pomodoro timer to go off in 25 minutes
4. Work solely on the specific task you have chosen. Allow no interruption. Don’t think of something else. Just work. The ticking sound of the timer should remind you to stay focused.
5. After the 25 minutes of full focus, take a break (5 min). Go outside, take a walk, stretch, etc… This resting phase is important to replenish your energy level for the next focus phase.
6. Restart from step 1.

What do you think about this tomato technique guys?
I think its helpful for fixed work, but not for dynamic work. Any ideas?
Source: Blog by America Gaurat-Apelli.


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