The Everything Time Management Book: How to Get It All Done and Still Have Time for You!

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You're stressed out at work. You're harried at home. You haven't exercised in weeks. It seems as if you're always frantically rushing out of the house to get somewhere on time - and not quite making it. You wonder if you'll ever accomplish any of the items on your to-do list and, most important, if you'll ever have some downtime for yourself. When will the chaos end?

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Overview

You're stressed out at work. You're harried at home. You haven't exercised in weeks. It seems as if you're always frantically rushing out of the house to get somewhere on time - and not quite making it. You wonder if you'll ever accomplish any of the items on your to-do list and, most important, if you'll ever have some downtime for yourself. When will the chaos end?

The Everything Time Management Book guides you through creating a time management system that is unique to your personal needs. From defining your attitude towards time, to applying your time management system to all the different aspects of your life, you'll discover how to achieve a balance without feeling pressure.

You'll learn how to:

Evaluate your attitude about time

Prioritize and set goals

Bring order to your life and live more simply

Accomplish more in less time

Say "no" and delegate responsibilities

Make the most of leisure time

With plenty of timesaving tips and strategies, The Everything Time Management Book is the only reference you'll need to get motivated, get organized, and achieve personal and professional success!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580624923
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.97 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Jason and Andrea's Story vii
The Case vii
The Verdict ix
Introduction: Time Is Not Money xi
Part I The Basics
Chapter 1 Your Love/Hate Relationship with Time 3
What Is Time? 4
External Time 5
Internal Time 6
Why Most Popular Time Management Systems Don't Work 8
What Is Your Attitude Toward Time? 9
Why Time Passes You By 13
Tracking Use of Time 16
Factoring in Reality 18
Jason and Andrea's Time Relations 20
Chapter 2 Mastering Your Mess 23
Learn to Prioritize 24
Important versus Urgent 26
Accepting a Shift of Focus 28
Setting Goals 29
The Almighty To-Do List 32
Scheduling 36
Recognizing and Respecting Your Limitations 39
Maintaining Management 41
Jason and Andrea Take Control 42
Chapter 3 The Art of Organizing 47
Let Simplicity Be Your Savior 48
Organization 48
Simplification 50
Elimination 51
Avoid Lists of Lists of Lists 53
Organizational Tools 55
Jason and Andrea Together in Organization 60
Chapter 4 Accomplishing More in Less Time 65
The 80/20 Rule 66
Multitasking: Pros and Cons 69
Trick of the Trade 71
Making the Most of Every Moment 73
Stick with What You Start 74
Do It Right the First Time! 75
The Importance of Listening 77
Eliminate/Control Distractions 79
Interruptions 82
Don't Be Afraid to Delegate 87
Hiring Help 91
Jason and Andrea Keep on Learnin' 93
Chapter 5 Using the Internet to Save Time 97
Time-Consuming Traps on the Internet 98
Finding Information with Ease 99
E-mail 101
Personalizing a Search Engine 105
One-Stop Shopping 108
Travel Made Simple 109
Other Plans to Make 111
Online Education 112
Using the Internet to Find a Job 115
Jason and Andrea Become Internet Savvy 119
Part II Pyschological Setbacks in Time Management
Chapter 6 Unveiling Motivation 125
Who Has Control? 126
Excuse Me? 128
Parkinson's Law 131
Taking Breaks 132
Put Off Procrastination 134
The Pains of Perfectionism 140
Reap the Rewards! 142
Jason and Andrea Get Motivated 145
Chapter 7 Do You Suffer Sensory Overload? 149
Slay the Giant! 150
Make a Trade 152
Emotions 154
Pounce on the Paper Problem 156
Making Wise Decisions 158
Fear 164
Jason and Andrea Unload Their Overload 165
Chapter 8 Struggling with Self-Esteem 169
What Is Self-Esteem? 170
Low Self-Esteem 173
High Self-Esteem 176
Good Self-Esteem 178
Improving Self-Esteem 178
Positive Self-Talk 182
Handling Criticism 184
Jason and Andrea Take Time for Reflection 187
Chapter 9 Is Your Stress Level Skyrocketing? 191
Stressless--Is That Even a Word? 192
Identifying the Source 196
Taking Inventory 197
Adjusting to Achieve Balance 199
Maintaining Methods of Healthy Living 200
Setting Up a Routine 201
Learn to Say No 204
The Luxury of Leisure 206
Jason and Andrea Battle Stress 208
Part III Applying the Basics to Your Life
Chapter 10 Your House on Your Time 215
Practicing What You've Learned 216
Cleaning the House 219
Furnishing Food 225
Organizing the Home 227
The Moving Mess 231
A Circus of Household Chores 235
Time Management Maintenance 239
Chapter 11 Your Work Space on Your Time 243
You've Heard It All Before 244
Organizing Your Work Space 247
Multitasking in the Office 252
Delegating in the Workplace 253
How to Make the Most of Your Commute 255
Maintain Control of Your Work Space 259
Chapter 12 Your Personal Life on Your Time 263
Put It into Play 264
Keep in Touch 267
Relationships 269
Education 271
Health 273
Hosting Parties 276
How to Use Your Vacation Wisely 278
Creating Quiet Time 280
Keeping Up with Your Personal Life 282
Index 285
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