How Flow and Time Management Can Help You Get More Done
When you have a good system in place that takes care of routine tasks, while helping you to manage major tasks related to work, personal goals, etc. will leave you feeling relaxed and on top of things.
Do you have a timing management system in place? Have you considered you may need to implement one?
When deciding on a timing management system ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I have much to do?
- How do I move through my day?
Time Management (outside-in approach) vs Timing Management (inside-out approach)
Time management, the outside-in approach is the push-to-make-more happen approach. It’s about clock time, shortage of time, lack of peace. It can be very frustrating. Time management isn’t about getting more time but choosing where we spend each bit of time.
Managing your time means to consider both how much time do I have and where should my time go. Be aware of where bits of your time might and do go.
Timing management – is about psychological time with the right activity, individual, event and at the best moment for us. The basis of timing management is relationship with ourselves. The intention for timing management is to move to a state of increased flow that will allow inspiration. We seek to bring in Reactive brain and Rational brain into harmony together. The intention of timing management is to move to a state of increased flow and allow inspiration. (Credit: Mark Forester)
- What feels ready to be done?
- How good do I feel?
- What am I ready to begin?
When we know, what tasks are to be completed we can then decide when to do each one.
Where and how do I start
A good place to start is by blocking off time that you spend doing regular discretionary things i.e. sleeping, eating, watching tv, etc.… Once you’ve done that then you can fit your routine tasks around those. When you know you only have a few hours of otherwise discretionary time you can focus on the remaining important tasks.