Managing Your Time and Become Happier

A series of useful tips, tricks and principles to help you break lazy habits and create time for you
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Bad Time Management can make you UNHAPPY FRUSTRATED and MISERABLE

But with a little thought, time and planning you can create space for YOU and help yourself work more efficiently and more efficiently and as a consequence you will be able to spend more time on the things you enjoy that make you 'HAPPY'.

This course helps you understand your needs, what you do on a day to day basis and where you waste valuable time you will be able to implement a simple strategy that will help you organize, prioritize and save time.

Whether a student, sole trader, businessman, entrepeneur and someone who just needs more time! This course will help you.

What are the requirements?

  • Be able to schedule a small amount of time to the course
  • Understand English
  • Be willing to commit a few minutes of each day from now on
  • You only need a willingness to get yourself organized and utilize your time better.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Organize your days better
  • Be able to implement simple and effective systems for time management
  • Have more space to do what you want

What is the target audience?

  • If you don't have enough time and are disorganized.
  • If you want simple solutions to getting things done.
  • If you are unable to plan your time properly and effectively
  • If you think time management belongs in a Harvard Business School Class room
  • This course is for anyone who wants to free up space and be more effective

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction and what this course Is all about
09:28

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By completing this course you will be able to:

  • Get the most value from every hour at work
  • Work to tight deadlines
  • Work intelligently in a chaotic environment
  • Work with people who sometimes occupy your time without adding value to your day
  • Find yourself having a “busy but non-productive day”
  • Find yourself being too easily distracted by non-important things
  • Deal better with the volume of work that you have to do
  • Stop yourself spread yourself too thinly across too many tasks simultaneously
15 questions

The object of the test is to find out where you stand NOW! You can take the test again at the end to see if you feel you have improved your Time Management - But this is for fun and just be honest. Take this self-test quiz to identify the aspects of your time management that needs most help. Remember this is for you and to give you an idea of where you can look to improve your skills,


ANSWERS - Don’t worry if the scores seem to be in the wrong direction.

When you have finished, check the table on the following sheet for the points you have scored. They are calculated out of 75 and will give your final score. So where it is BOXED that has a value of 5 down to the other side which is 0

Score Interpretation

Score + Comment

15-30

Was that what you expected? The good news is that you have a great opportunity to improve your effectiveness at work, in business, study, and your long-term success! However, to realize this, you need to fundamentally improve your time management skills.

31-45

You are good at some things, but as you probably expected there is room for improvement. Focus on the serious issues below, and you'll most likely find that work becomes much less stressful.

46-75

You're managing your time very effectively! You can still go through the sections below to see if and where there is anything you can tweak to make this better.


As you answered the questions, you probably had some insight into areas where your time management could use a pick-me-up. The following is a quick summary of the main areas of time management that were explored in the test and what we will be dealing with in the course.


Goal Setting (Questions 6,10)

To start managing time effectively, you need to set goals. When you know where you're going, you can then figure out what exactly needs to be done, in what order. Without proper goal setting, you'll fritter your time away on a confusion of conflicting priorities.

People tend to neglect goal setting because it requires time and effort. What they fail to consider is that a little time and effort put in now saves an enormous amount of time, effort and frustration in the future.


Prioritization (Questions 1, 4, 8,13,14,15)

Prioritizing what needs to be done is especially important. Without it, you may work very hard, but you won't be achieving the results you desire because what you are working on is not of strategic importance.

Most people have a To Do List of some sort. The problem with many of these lists is they are just a collection of things that need to get done.

There is no rhyme or reason to the list and because of this, the work they do is just as unstructured. So how do you work on To Do List tasks?

Top down - Bottom up - Easiest to hardest?

To work efficiently you need to work on the most important, highest value tasks. This way you won't get caught scrambling to get something critical done as the deadline approaches.


Managing Interruptions (Questions 5, 9,11,12)

Having a plan and knowing how to prioritize it is one thing. The next issue, is knowing what to do to minimize the interruptions you face during your day. It is widely recognized that managers get very little uninterrupted time to work on their priority tasks. There are phone calls, information requests, questions from employees, and a whole host of events that crop up unexpectedly.

However, some jobs need you to be available for people when they need help – interruption is a natural and necessary part of life. Here, do what you sensibly can to minimize it, but make sure you don't scare people away from interrupting you when they should.


Procrastination (Questions 2)

‘I'll do it later’ has led to the downfall of many a good employee, entrepreneur, sole trader and student. After too many ‘Laters’ the work piles up so high that any task seems insurmountable. Procrastination is as tempting as it is deadly.

The best way to beat it is to recognize that you do indeed procrastinate. Then you need to figure out why. Perhaps you are afraid of failing? (And some people are actually afraid of success!)

Once you know why you procrastinate then you can plan to get out of the habit. Reward yourself for getting jobs done, and remind yourself regularly of the horrible consequences of not doing those boring tasks.


Section 2: Understanding Your Time
07:45

Understanding Your Time is something you need to do before you can really start worrying about time management you first of all need to analyze where most of your time is being devoted, and you need to understand and know how you spend your time.

3 pages

Information on Planning Tools and pdf Weekly plannersd as examples

Section 3: Setting Priorities
10:07

Setting Priorities is an area that most people struggle with and this section deals with how In a crisis situation you might be tempted to give top priority to the person who’s yells at you the loudest moving them to the top of your pile. Managing your time effectively requires a distinction between what is important and what is urgent.
4 pages

Information supported by a copy of Eisenhowers matrix

Section 4: Scheduling Your Time Appropriately
06:30

In this section deals with how Scheduling Your Time is not just recording what has to be done, such as meetings and appointments, it is also about making a time commitment to the things that you want to do.

Daily schedule samples
3 pages
Section 5: Getting Organized
08:22

The core aim is always to get organized and by Getting Organized you giving yourself space and thus making time allowance for you. This section deals with how this can be done so that you can get more done.

Section 6: Planning
07:17

Planning is one of the most important aspects of managing your time. In this section we highlight a series of planning methods that have been proven to work and will help you in your organization.

2 pages

Information on a selection of Auditory Apps that can be used with your smart phone anc computer

Seven Management and Planning Tools
27 pages
Section 7: Procrastination
10:00
Procrastination is when you put things off that you should be focusing on right now, usually in favour of doing something that is more enjoyable or that you feel more comfortable doing. In this section we will look at ways of tackling this problem.
15 questions
As with many self sabotaging behaviours, the first step in stopping procrastinating is to recognize that you're doing it

But this isn't always as straightforward as it sounds!

Many procrastinators persuade themselves that they have good reasons for delaying getting on with what they have to do. And once you've got into a "victim" mindset (which many procrastinators do), you may not realize that what you're doing is procrastinating, and that it's up to you to overcome it.

So take our self-test below and find out whether or not you are a procrastinator!

Are You a Procrastinator?

Instructions

QUESTIONS

For each statement, tick the column that best describes you.

Please answer the questions as you actually are at the moment and not the way you think you should be.

ANSWERS

Don’t worry if the scores seem to be in the wrong direction.

When you have finished, check the table on the following sheet for the points you have scored. They are calculated out of 75 and will give your final score. So where it is BOXED that has a value of 5 down to the other side which is 0


Score Interpretation

Score + Comment

15-30

You're a procrastinator, and it's not something to be proud of. It means that you miss deadlines and waste a lot of time. As a result, your boss is not getting from you what you're capable of delivering, and he or she is probably very frustrated with this. Follow the link below t0 find out why you're doing this, and how you can stop it.

31-45

You're a mild procrastinator. You need to understand better why you procrastinate – there are several reasons, for it, and more than one may apply to you. And you need to learn the steps you can take to stop doing it. Click the link below for more information.

46-75

Good news! You're not a systematic procrastinator! If you do, however, occasionally catch yourself procrastinating over something, follow the link below for tips on dealing with this.

SOURCE

This set of questions is based on the Procrastination Scale created by Professor Clarry Lay of York University, Canada, and is presented with his kind permission. The questions are for illustrative purposes only, and no validation work has been conducted on them.

Procrastination is as tempting as it is harmful. If you have recognized a tendency to procrastinate within yourself, you need to figure out why. Perhaps you are afraid of failing? (Or perhaps you're actually afraid of success!)

Once you know why you procrastinate then you can plan to get out of this stressful habit. Reward yourself for getting jobs done, and remind yourself regularly of the serious consequences of not doing those tasks you love to avoid!

Key Points

Procrastination is stressful, is highly damaging to your productivity and is often deeply frustrating for the people you have to deal with. The first step in beating it is to recognize that you're doing it, and this self-test will show you whether you are or not.

Section 8: Managing Interruptions
08:48

Knowing what to do to minimize the interruptions you face during your day can be difficult. There are phone calls, information requests, questions and enquires; and a whole host of events that crop up unexpectedly. This section looks at managing all kinds of Interruptions.

Time Use Planner
2 pages
Section 9: Avoiding Multitasking
04:43

Recent psychological studies have shown that multi-tasking does not actually save time. In fact, the opposite is often true. You lose time when switching from one task to another, resulting in a loss of productivity. So we need to look at how we tackle one task at a time.

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Section 10: Delegation
08:27

Delegation covers many areas and may not apply to you if it is just getting organized. But you can delegate in many ways to save yourself time. The equation is your time against cost. False economy can be problem.

Delegation Log Sheet
6 pages
Section 11: Summation
06:11

Elements of this course can be adapted to suit your needs so that you can gain space for what’s important to you. I will round up and conclude with what and how the elements will work for you.

15 questions

So you've gone through the content and hopefully downloaded all the aids. You are on the ball - How do you feel you have done? Lets revisit the opening quiz to see how much you have improved.


ANSWERS

When you have finished, check the table on the following sheet for the points you have scored. They are calculated out of 75 and will give your final score. So where it is BOXED that has a value of 5 down to the other side which is 0

Score Interpretation

Score + Comment

15-30

Was that what you expected? You definitely need to go through this again, because you should have done much better.

31-45

That's got to be bettter, but you still have room for improvement. Focus on the main isssues highlighted below and see if you can adapt your strategy.

46-75

You're in there it's working, well done! You can still go through the sections below to see if and where there is anything you can tweak to make this better.

Here are the sections and check which let you down if any.


Goal Setting (Questions 6,10)

To start managing time effectively, you need to set goals. When you know where you're going, you can then figure out what exactly needs to be done, in what order. Without proper goal setting, you'll fritter your time away on a confusion of conflicting priorities.

People tend to neglect goal setting because it requires time and effort. What they fail to consider is that a little time and effort put in now saves an enormous amount of time, effort and frustration in the future.


Prioritization (Questions 1, 4, 8,13,14,15)

Prioritizing what needs to be done is especially important. Without it, you may work very hard, but you won't be achieving the results you desire because what you are working on is not of strategic importance.

Most people have a To Do List of some sort. The problem with many of these lists is they are just a collection of things that need to get done.

There is no rhyme or reason to the list and because of this, the work they do is just as unstructured. So how do you work on To Do List tasks?

Top down - Bottom up - Easiest to hardest?

To work efficiently you need to work on the most important, highest value tasks. This way you won't get caught scrambling to get something critical done as the deadline approaches.

Managing Interruptions (Questions 5, 9,11,12)

Having a plan and knowing how to prioritize it is one thing. The next issue, is knowing what to do to minimize the interruptions you face during your day. It is widely recognized that managers get very little uninterrupted time to work on their priority tasks. There are phone calls, information requests, questions from employees, and a whole host of events that crop up unexpectedly.

However, some jobs need you to be available for people when they need help – interruption is a natural and necessary part of life. Here, do what you sensibly can to minimize it, but make sure you don't scare people away from interrupting you when they should.

Procrastination (Questions 2)

‘I'll do it later’ has led to the downfall of many a good employee, entrepreneur, sole trader and student. After too many ‘Laters’ the work piles up so high that any task seems insurmountable. Procrastination is as tempting as it is deadly.

The best way to beat it is to recognize that you do indeed procrastinate. Then you need to figure out why. Perhaps you are afraid of failing? (And some people are actually afraid of success!)

Once you know why you procrastinate then you can plan to get out of the habit. Reward yourself for getting jobs done, and remind yourself regularly of the horrible consequences of not doing those boring tasks.

33 pages

Content of all audio content as an aid and future reference

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Instructor Biography

Anthony Straeger, Corporate Video Production

I started my professional life training as an actor and later after an extensive series with the BBC UK wanted to move into production. I have written a number of scripts and produced documentaries, music videos, corportate productions. Quid In Shrapnel has been in existance since 2004 and is currently negotiating a deal on a documentary on Wilhelm Busch one of Germanys most inspiring and talented artists and poets.

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