Strengthen your "time awareness" — practice Time Logging
A key to successful time management is having a more precise "time consciousness."
Just as a muscle will atrophy when not used, many people have a weak "muscle" of time awareness.
You'll know if you frequently find yourself saying "Where did the time go! How did I just spend 30 minutes on Youtube/Facebook/Google+?"
Or you get to the end of the day and you hadn't done half of what you planned to do…
Muscles can be revived. Your awareness about time can be dramatically improved through the practice of Time Logging.
I have been time logging for years and it has greatly increased my ability to be more disciplined and conscious in how I use my day.
Your most valuable resource is your time. I hope you will pay attention to this practice and really give it a go!
Every 3-6 months, re-calibrate your "time awareness" by doing time logging for 1 full week, except the weekends if you like to relax.
From the time you wake up, to the time you go to bed, do this:
Every 2 hours, take 2 minutes to write down, without judgment, what you did in the past 2 hours, and what you plan to do in the next 2 hours.
The simple act of writing it down will naturally make you spend your time wisely. By becoming more aware (that's what this practice does) you will find yourself having more self-control.
It's like a food journal that dieters keep. By simply writing down everything that is eaten, one naturally starts to eat healthier.
If you have a smartphone, a great app for time logging is aTimeLogger, available on both iPhone and Android. I've been using it for years, whenever I do my time logging. www.aTimeLogger.com
One challenge you'll find with time logging is to remember to do it! Try setting an alarm every 2 hours. When it chimes, do your time logging, then set it to chime again in 2 hours.
If you use the aTimeLogger app, you can set automatic reminders by going to Settings then Advanced.
May this practice will improve your time management… over time :)#GeorgeKaoVideo #TimeManagement #productivity
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