I hope this post finds you well. :-) I recently had a discussion with a good friend that stemmed from a comment about getting stuff ready for the following work day. The comment created a conversation about the different ways and tools we use to manage time. While I use a mix of apps and paper to do it, she uses no apps whatsoever, and instead resorts only to paper and memory. We both use (what she calls) “time blocking” (and what I call task allotment), i.e., allowing a set amount of estimated time to get a task done. We both also couple prioritization with that as well, which ideally makes for a great process (when it is successfully carried out).
As we continued to discuss our various time management processes, it made me think about my dad, who had no apps, no computer, or the like…but accomplished, what appeared to be, everything necessary. Apps are tools…they are assistants, but I began to wonder if I could be just as successful or even achieve greater success by adopting an app-less time management processes.
Things that make you go….hmmm…what do you think?
I’ll ponder that this week, maybe longer, and possibly post my thoughts in the future. In the meantime, here’s a good site I stumbled upon a few days ago: Productivity 501. It looks pretty interesting and useful to me. Maybe you’ll find it the same.
Have a productive day!
- 8 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs! (trak.in)
- How to Double Your Productivity at the Office (blisstree.com)
- Working At Home and Being Productive (apartmenttherapy.com)