Time Management

Time Tips: My Top 5

Time’s been on my mind this week, and not just because I’m off to England for some family fun, and trying to pull a few ends together before I go. So I’ve gathered here the posts containing my most popular time tips so far.

I was also struck by this wise advice (my apologies to the originator, but I can’t remember where I saw it):

Time isn’t something you find, it’s something you make.

How many of us say things like “if I can find the time” or “when I find time”? The reality is, we don’t just find spare hours lying around, or gift-wrapped and sitting on our front doorstep. If we truly want do something, we must make the effort to make the time.

Top time tips | Pauline Wiles

As I’ve pondered that insight, I looked back at some of my previous time tips. Here are the most popular ones, in case you’d like to revisit them too:

  1. What I learned from my 3-month Facebook vacation. Hint: I didn’t miss much.
  2. Email is someone else’s opinion of how you should spend your time. Don’t get sucked into what they think you should be doing.
  3. Time management secrets of serene women (article for House of Fifty magazine). Please don’t try to do it all!
  4. Why our lives need plenty of white space, both physical and in our calendars.
  5. Serenity tip: schedule your leisure time and be intentional about it.

Bonus tip: Plan your week! This makes a huge difference. Find out more.

In the past I’ve used a custom-made Agendio planner to schedule my time. It enabled me to put action items on the same page as my appointments, which made me significantly more realistic about how much I can get done. This planner is a bit of an investment, but I loved mine.

If you have other favourite resources or time tips, I’d love for you to share them below.

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    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    May 24, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Pauline, I love that quote, too! And it is so true. When I forgot a much-needed chiropractic appointment Monday morning it made me realize I need to up my time management game. Will be rereading those posts listed, starting with number 3!

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      May 29, 2018 at 10:42 am

      Yes, Jean, it’s so infuriating when something fairly important escapes us! I’ve been on vacation and definitely have the feeling I might be forgetting something this week…

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