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Time management - public-speaking


I'm late, I'm late, for a very critical date. No time to say "hello", "goodbye", I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!

Have you ever felt like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland? Rushing from one thing to the next with no time to rest or relax? If so, conceivably what you need is some time management.

The badly behaved is, you can't exceedingly cope "time". You can't take a few hours from the crack of dawn and put them in the evening, or take a few extra hours from the central of the day and put them into the night. There are the same add up to of hours in the day for everyone, and the be a consequence accurately the same blueprint every day.

Each day you have 24 hours to utilize. This breaks down into 1440 notes or 86,400 seconds. Each anyone gets the same amount. You can't save them like break days. When they are over, the time is gone. Whether you spent your time astutely or foolishly, it doesn't matter, you can't get it back.

So, if you can't administer "time", what can you manage? You can cope manually and how you spend your day by location priorities for what you want to accomplish and then scheduling the tricks into a day planner, a calendar, or just a "to do" list.

Have you ever seen a celebrity who seems to be able to accomplish 25 another effects while you have complicatedness implementation 4 or 5? That character has erudite the cloak-and-dagger of priority management - how to make good use of their time.

They may spend their Sundays preparing meals for the week so that they can have time for other actions at some stage in the week. They may give up box in order to take courses. They may make their children's tricks a priority, but take knitting or conception with them for the "down" times at the rink, i. e. practices, dressing and undressing time. They may keep magazines or books with them to catch up on conception while before you in the doctor's offices or for other appointments. They may eavesdrop to tapes in their car while driving, each to learn a bit new, or to keep their mind on amazing while they drive so they won't speed.

Once you have set some priorities, it will be easier to choose how to spend your time. For example, if your priority is in receipt of your bike on the road, expenses 1 1/2 hours on a Sunday hours of daylight effective on the bike is a good use of your time. However, if your priority is care your husband happy and she is ahead of you for you to help her in the garden, expenses 1 1/2 hours on your bike is not a good use of your time!

The first thing you need to do is conclude what is critical to you and then schedule it into your day. If you use a calendar, you may want to colour code it with red for very important. You can schedule other actions - work, leisure - in altered colours so that it is easy to see what you want to do at any point in time. You can take some time at the creation of each week to plan your tricks for the week. Often you will have to plan your behavior about other category members. It may help to colour code each of your category members as well. Then you can come to a decision if costs time presence their behavior is a priority for you or not.

One of the best questions to ask by hand on a conventional basis is, "Is this the best use of my time at this moment?". If the counter is yes, keep on doing it. If the fulfil is no, then it's time for a change.

This doesn't mean that there is no time for impulsive actions such as associates falling over - it may mean a delicate alteration in priorities for the day, or generous up some other free time all through the week to accomplish your tasks, or cleanly affecting them back a few days if necessary. The critical thing is to set your priorities so that you will allow time for them. That way you will use your time more efficiently and you won't have to be like the White Rabbit in a row about saying, "No time, No time".

Fran Watson is a Career Counsellor and a Toastmaster (ATM-B). For more in order on Toastmasters you can go to her webpage http://www. franwatson. ca


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