- 5 Time-Management Tricks
Marci Alboher at the New York Times offers 5 simple but effective time-management tips: tame your email, minimize meetings, make interruption-free space for yourself and your work, work around your own hythm, and learnto say no.
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- 7 Ways to be a better delegator
Penelope Trunk offers tips to overcome the control-freak in all of us that makes it hard to delegate work to others — even when we’re *supposed* to! She ties the fear of letting go to perfectionism and unclear priorities — and even a little selfishness.
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- Use DocSyncer to back up all of your Office Documents as Google Docs
Business Hacks points to new app DocSyncer (still in beta), a program that runs on your PC to sync your local documents with Google Docs, allowing you to work on the same documents either locally or online. Suddenly Google Docs is even more compelling!
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Last Updated on July 25, 2018
Finding Your Inside Time
An old article that is worth mentioning is called Finding Your Inside Time by David Allen.
David talks about his style on capturing your life details within a journal. By writing every action required items into your journal, you will have more freedom from detaching yourself from all those pressures. He says keeping a journal is like a core dump which can act as your stress release and spiritual in-basket:
Just making a free-form list of all the things you have attention on is a form of journaling and is at least momentarily liberating. On the most mundane level, it is capturing all of the “oh, yeah, I need to …” stuff—phone calls to make, things to get at the store, things to talk to your boss or your assistant about, etc. At this level, it doesn’t usually make for a very exciting or interesting experience—just a necessary one to clear the most obvious cargo on the deck.
I often use my journal for “core-dumping” the subtler and more ambiguous things rattling around in my psyche. It’s like doing a current-reality inventory of the things that really have my attention—the big blips on my internal radar. These can be either negative or positive, like relationship issues, career decisions or unexpected events that have created disturbances or new opportunities. Sometimes core-dumping is the best way to get started when nothing else is flowing—just an objectification of what is on my internal landscape.
This is a key point that David has emphasized in his book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – and it is one of the effective tools that I use daily.
Finding Your Inside Time – [Writers Digest]
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