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For every woman too tired, too busy or just too stressed to think of herself, this new, updated edition of Finding Time is an intimate, yet practical, guide to finding time. A treasure trove of time-honored techniques and inventive new ideas, Finding Time is ideal for every woman who finds herself doing ...
For every woman too tired, too busy or just too stressed to think of herself, this new, updated edition of Finding Time is an intimate, yet practical, guide to finding time. A treasure trove of time-honored techniques and inventive new ideas, Finding Time is ideal for every woman who finds herself doing more than there is time to do.
Finding Time will help you:
— Say "yes" to yourself and "no" to others
— Schedule personal time
— Limit interruptions
Our lives abound with technology meant to make our lives more convenient—car phones, cell phones, voice mail, email, pagers, faxes, Fed Ex, one-hour photos, fast food, drive-thrus, ATMs, and CRTs. Most people are looking for a shortcut—faster and quicker, now and not later.
There are only so many hours in a day and a lot that has to get done. Time pressure—it's the pinch to get everything off our list. The need to say ''yes'' to everyone that needs us. The desire to give of ourselves, often at our own expense. The urge to do as much as possible in the shortest time span, so we have the time to breathe—to relax, work out, read, pay bills, or simply do nothing.
We, as women shouldering the many responsibilities of home, family, and work, always have something to do: children, house projects, the office, parents, volunteering, church or temple, and neighborhood activities. We spend much of our time caring for others. Often, we go to bed feeling drained, overwhelmed, and sometimes depressed. We don't even cherish our sleep, waking up tired and anxious. The world can feel like a never-ending treadmill.
If you're like me, you often wish you could slow down the treadmill—or even step off. That wish sent me looking for time management books that might help me find more time.
• How to Use This Book
• Tip 1
• Manage Others' Expectations Tip 2
• A Little Padding Never Hurt Anyone Tip 3
• Learn to Say No to Others and Yes to Yourself Tip 4
Punt When It's Fourth and Long Tip 5
• Build Solid Time Blocks—
Limit Interruptions Tip 6
• The Phone—Your Friend and Foe Tip 7
• Be Reachable Tip 8
• Help Your Family Help Themselves Tip 9
Brushing Your Teeth Isn't Fun,
It's Necessary Tip 10
• First Things First:
It's a Matter of Priorities Tip 11
• Schedule Personal Time Tip 12
• Elephants Remember,
People Don't Tip 13
• Why We Have Two Ears for One Mouth Tip 14
• In Sight Is Top of Mind Tip 15
• Clean Up After Yourself-
Tie Loose Ends Tip 16
• Nobody's System Is as Good as Your Own Tip 17
• Do Your Own Internal Audit Tip 18
• You Deserve a Break Tip 19
• Resist Temptation Tip 20
• Don't Wait Tip 21
• Just Do It—
Inspiration Will Follow Tip 22
• When Someone Else Can Do It,
Delegate It Tip 23
• Say Yes to Simplicity Tip 24
• Seek Support Tip 25
• Understand Your Assumptions Tip 26
• Do More Than One Thing at a Time Tip 27
• Make Useful Files Tip 28
• Stop "Shouldding"
• Work Backwards, Plan Ahead Tip 30
• Reward Yourself for a Job Well-Done Tip 31
• Start Your Day Thirty Minutes Earlier Tip 32
• Expect the Unexpected Tip 33
• Communicate One-Way Tip 34
• Some Stress Is Healthy Tip 35
• Constantly Innovate Tip 36
• Make It Work for You Quick Reference Time Tips -
Paula Peisner Coxe was born in Los Angeles and educated at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed a master's degree in business administration at the University of Southern California. She is a management consultant and also the author of Finding Peace: Letting Go and Liking It and Finding Time: Breathing Space for Women Who Do Too Much. Paula lives and writes in southern California with her husband and two daughters.