On certain days, 5:00 PM rolls around and I haven’t accomplished a single task on my “to do” list. I’m doing things – but arguably not the “right” things. Days such as this make me fully aware that it is advisable to take a quick look, every so often, at how we are utilizing our time.
The level of distraction in our work lives has never been greater – on-line, off-line, mobile. Meetings, e-mails, travel. With all of the elements competing for our attention – it’s hard to know if we are making wise “time” choices. A few signs to be aware of:
- You don’t seem to have the time to complete your “best” work.
- You don’t have time to recharge or re-energize.
- You have little time to explore new contacts or projects.
So, I pose this question: Are you an effective time-user? That’s a difficult question to answer. However, I am sure we can all agree that time is a valuable commodity, that commands respect.
Here are a few posts that can help you get on the right path:
- SXSW: Here’s Why You’re Not Productive, Franseca Levy, LinkedIn
- The Ugly Truth About Time Management, The Office Blend.
- How Busy People Find Time to Think Deeply, Ben Casnocha, Linkedin.
- You Should Work From Home Before You Go to Work, Caterina Fake, LinkedIn
- Make Time for Time, Anthony K. Tjan, HBR
- 7 Must- Have ( Free) Mobile Apps to Do Your Job Better, Ryan Holmes, LinkedIn.
What are your time “challenges”? Fill us in.