How to Make Time by Prioritizing and Scheduling: 6 steps Edit Article Edited by Harold R, Manuel_Montenegro_THANKS!, Nicole Willson, Flickety and 13 others You may not be able to create time, but you can manage your life effectively to maximize the time you spend with people, pets, work, friends, family, and just hanging around. Ad Steps 1Identify your priorities. 6Get into a regular sleeping rhythm, waking up at the same time in the morning and going to bed at the same time each night. Video Tips Start your schedule at the beginning of the week. Warnings If you sleep in on the weekends, this will make Mondays and Tuesdays all that much harder to wake up. Productivity Part 3 – Make a Schedule In The Seven Habits for Highly Effective People, Franklin R. Covey writes about the importance of scheduling priorities. Schedules tend to get a bad rap. So what does this mean for your home studio? The Time-Wasting Begins It’s when I’m in this state of indecision that I start doing some of the things I mentioned in the first article of this productivity series, things like re-wiring my studio or rearranging my gear or furniture. I desperately need some structure. Sure, there are those moments where I feel inspired, so I head to the studio and create something, but oftentimes that’s not the case. I haven’t given myself a deadline, much less a schedule. Again, we come back to the idea of running your home studio as if it was a professional facility. Make a Plan Maybe you have a project you’re currently working on. Think in terms of long and short-range goals. Make your goals realistic. Having a schedule will remind you that this is something that is important to you. Be Specific
5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. #5. So you just picked up the night shift at your local McDonald's, you have class every morning at 8am and you have no idea how you're going to make it through the day without looking like a guy straight out of Dawn of the Dead, minus the blood... hopefully. "SLEEEEEEEEEP... uh... What if we told you there was a way to sleep for little more than two hours a day, and still feel more refreshed than taking a 12-hour siesta on a bed made entirely out of baby kitten fur? Holy Shit! We're pretty sure Kramer did this once on Seinfeld. How Does It Work? #4. #3. 1. 2. 3.
Making a Schedule The Importance of Making a Schedule The objection that some people raise to scheduling is that it cuts into their `freedom.' While it is true that following a schedule might take away from one's spontaneity , the claim that it makes one a slave is utterly false. The basis of this error is a misunderstanding-- all too prevalent these days-- of the nature of freedom. There are really several kinds of freedom. The misunderstanding results from the confusion of two kinds of freedom. First, the freedom to choose, is primarily what people have in mind then they talk of freedom or free will. Second and more important is the freedom to determine oneself, to form oneself and one's acts. Nevertheless, a superficial understanding of this form of freedom might lead one to believe that it is the opposite of the first kind of freedom, and thus not freedom at all. All we have done here is to widen our perspective. Making the Schedule There is no set way to make a schedule. Be realistic in scheduling.
College | Student Academic Services | How to Make a Schedule Why Make a Schedule? Your body and your mind function best if you follow a schedule that is relatively consistent and regular. Getting dramatically different amounts of sleep from night to night and waking up at very different times is confusing for your system. Students who follow a regular and predictable schedule of sleep, study, meal-times, and exercise report a better quality of life and are, in general, more successful throughout their college careers. Planning Sets You Free* Some people may see scheduling their time as constricting, when in reality it provides a sense of freedom. Principles and Pointers You know yourself – plan difficult tasks when you are most alert and productiveExperienced planners report success in completing difficult tasks first.Use daylight hours – research shows that each hour used during that day is equal to 1.5 hours at night.Use time before and after class to review class material. o Small blocks of time here and there can really add up. Plan Ahead 1. 2.
Sentences that can change your life How to Make a Schedule You Can Stick To Have you ever been surprised at how much you can fit in when you’re at a conference? When we have a schedule provided for us, we manage to get from one event to the next at the right time; the imposition of external timings means that even if we’d like to stick with one task a little longer, we move on quickly. We deal with emails in brief breaks, sending shorter replies than usual, ditching any junk without even opening it. In day to day working life, though, we tend to find ourselves struggling to stick to self-imposed schedules. However beautiful your schedule looks, just writing it out isn’t going to help you. Don’t Over-Plan The biggest mistake which most of us make when it comes to scheduling is to over-plan. Whatever your job, you’re almost certainly going to have to face all sorts of little interruptions and hold-ups. Build in Margins Often, when we write out a schedule it looks like this: …and so on. Margins also apply at a larger scale. Plan for Interruptions
Make More Time by Scheduling Your Media Make More Time by Scheduling Your Media Mar 06, 2012 Clay Johnson Mom was speeding back home. It was 1991 and the season premier of Northern Exposure was on at 8pm. We had to hustle, I'd been at a friend's house and if we didn't make it home in time, she'd miss it. So we sped down the streets of Atlanta, inches away from certain death so that we could see if Dr. Appointment based media is now all but extinct. But the problem is, that convenience comes with a cost. That's why I wrote The Information Diet, and it's why you should consider start making your media consumption a bit more appointment based. I make appointments first with email. If you're a heavy Facebook user, schedule time for it, too. And consider appointments with your television media too. Another thing you might consider is scheduling in your production time too. And the trick to making sure you do it and stick to it?
22 Killer Personal Development Resources You're Missing Out On You’ve got the personal development itch once again. You know the feeling. Maybe you want to be more productive, finally tackle that goal of yours, or start waking up earlier. So you go to Google or your favorite personal development blogs. And that’s it. Sometimes you find what you need, but you still have a sense that there’s got to be more. And that’s where you get stuck. Today I hope to change that by sharing with you 22 of the killer personal development resources you’re missing out on. 1. I know, you thought Reddit was just for gamers, atheists, and students – but that’s a misconception. 2. Mindbloom.com is a nifty personal development web application. 3. Lately, it seems there have been hundreds of eLearning websites popping up across the web. 4. There are plenty of ways to motivate you to work out, but the app Gympact does something quite clever and unique. Okay, so plenty of you know Ted already, but do you remember the first day you discovered it? 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14.
How to Manage Time Like You'd Manage a Budget The amount of time you have each week to accomplish tasks and get results is limited. Which means you have a finite budget of hours -- just like you have a finite budget of dollars. After reading this article, my hope is that you give your time budget the same discipline and respect (or more) that you give (or should give) to your financial budget. Staying Within Your Time Budget As an example, let's say you and your spouse have a personal budget of $400 per month for groceries. Then, right as you're approaching checkout, you see something in the store that catches your eye. What do you do? The correct answer is don't buy it; and rather stay within your set budget. Your time budget is the same way. Go home and enjoy your life. Is it Ever Done? Now I know that if you practice this, there will be painful days where you fail to do something important because you ran out of time and would not work later. Try this today -- track your time, then look back afterward and note what you did.
Google Calendar tips Since I’ve been an early user of Google Calendar for a few months now, thought I’d share a few tips that may make the jump a little smoother for others. Some tips may seem obvious, other tips may be completely new to you. Specifically, I’ve noticed hesitation by Mac users in trying Google Calendar, which I’ll address in a few Mac-only tips sprinkled in with the rest. Contents Keyboard shortcuts It should go without saying: one of the ways to get really comfortable in any application is to learn the keyboard shortcuts available to you. Customized view An easy-to-overlook option in Calendar Settings is this tiny little pull-down to set your own Custom view. In Month view, when the current date is toward the end of a month, how often do I really care about an event that happened two or three weeks ago? Reminders as text messages to your phone One of the most useful features for me has been the ability to get event reminders sent to my mobile phone as text messages. Mac only: Camino works too