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Category Archives: Time management

How to enjoy Christmas Day

Not long to go now … Are you always stressed before and during Christmas? Perhaps this stress guide is a bit late, but you can still find some ideas on how to make Christmas Day less stressful for you. You might like the 10-minute escape plan. Give it a try!


Was your day successful?

You’ll find lots of ideas on how to improve your time management skills in Harold Taylor’s checklist. I’m working on number 21 at the moment: “Don’t keep shuffling papers; handle each item only once whenever possible. Do it, scrap it, file it, delegate it or schedule a time to do it later.” And you?

Managing your time

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 from Etienne Garbugli @egarbugli If you find it difficult to manage your time, you might like some of these helpful time management tips. I particularly like the idea of setting deadlines for everything. And I totally agree that I’m always more focused and productive whenContinue Reading

Getting started

Do you often find it difficult to get started and find yourself putting off actions or tasks to a later time? In English we have a word for this. We call it ‘procrastination‘ (in German ‘Aufschub’ or ‘Verzögerung’ or even ‘Verschleppungstaktik’). Take a look at this lovely little video clip if you need ideas onContinue Reading

More on the Pomodoro technique

‘Kwik Learning’ explains the interesting time management method called the Pomodoro technique (we talked about some time ago) in simple language. If you decide to give this technique a try, I’d love to hear from you.  

Difficult to get started?

If you procrastinate, it means that you postpone doing what you should be doing. You might do this because a task is particularly boring or annoying. Try using Rebekah Fensome’s ‘five-minute rule‘ next time you find it difficult to get started. I know it’s not easy, but you might even be able to change yourContinue Reading

The 80/20 principle

‘Kwik Learning’ provides us with a clear explanation of the Pareto principle. Although the proportion is not always 80/20, the message is generally the same: “the smaller part of the investment generates most of the results”. And here are four steps we can use to introduce the principle into our lives. And now I’m justContinue Reading

Get your timer out

The Pomodoro Technique is an easy-to-use time management method developed in the late 1980s. All you need to get started is a kitchen timer. Take a look at the video and see whether it could be something for you to try out. I started using this technique some months ago and was amazed at just how muchContinue Reading