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Marianne's Friday 8am 22nd November session: Time and priorities

mheredgemheredge Posts: 43,437 ✭✭✭✭
Time management is less about managing time and more bout setting your priorities.

Here is a short TED talk about this topic.



Or if you want to read the transcript at the same time as watching:

https://www.ted.com/talks/laura_vanderkam_how_to_gain_control_of_your_free_time/transcript?language=en

Time is highly elastic and will stretch to whatever we put in it.
Every minute we spend is our choice.

Time is a choice.

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  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 43,437 ✭✭✭✭
    Yesterday we discussed priorities and how this effects how we manage time. Time management is
    not just important in the workplace but also in our day to day to life.

    Shiny mentioned how a student rather than using Google calendar for appointments, he did the opposite thing and tracked down what he did. In the end, he kind of became excited to fill those blanks (when he was not studying) and he could see how much time he wasted.


    Vocabulary
    Incentive, motivation, preferences, priorities, energy,
    dilemma
    juggling our time
    juggling - throwing balls or flaming sticks so they don't fall.
    to have several balls in the air - lots of things going on at the same time
    organised
    managing time = time management but maybe it is a nicer way to describe it, maybe a bit less stressful.
    Planning
    calendar, diary
    tick off
    pending
    ongoing
    punctual

    I mentioned the John Cleese training video 'Meetings, meetings, bloody meetings.' Here's a clip from this.


    shopping lists
    prioritising time
    times when everything is closed
    opening hours
    24/7 - open all day, every day
    appointments (German efficiency)

    Thank you @Glorian, @Shiny03, @taghried, @Alexandra, @Tomer, @sohal_deepak for a good discussion.

    See you again on Monday 26 November.
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