The practical time management tactic for busy leaders
How can we leave our workdays feeling less stressed and exhausted? This is a common question for many leaders. After days filled with meetings and unexpected interruptions, there is often little time left over for deep-thinking or other critical tasks that contribute to our organization. In today’s episode, Janet reflects on this challenge, sharing her own exhaustion and desire to manage time efficiently and productively. With gratitude for the advice from Mark Murphy, Janet shares the research and technique behind “time batching” to help us balance our lives and feel energized.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- What are the effects of time management on mental wellness?
- How can we manage our time to reduce exhaustion?
- Why does time batching increase efficiency?
Featured Episode Resources
FORBES | IF YOU HAVEN’T TRIED TIME BATCHING YOU’LL BE SHOCKED AT HOW QUICKLY IT IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY AND HAPPINESS
For most of us, it can be tough to string together 30 minutes to concentrate on one project. Whether we’re fighting our own distractedness or interruptions from others, stringing together tens of minutes for deep concentration can feel like a futile endeavor. But with a time management trick called time batching, we can reduce a great deal of mental exhaustion and achieve significantly greater levels of productivity.
9P | TIME TRACKING TOOL
9P | TIME MANAGEMENT GRID
How can you make the most of your time? We’ve likely all seen how improper time management can easily lead to excess stress and a false sense of urgency. So how can one manage the never-ending list of incoming responsibilities, maintain a work/life balance and still make progress on their goals?
FORBES | THIS SCRIPT WILL NICELY STOP PEOPLE FROM INTERRUPTING YOU WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO CONCENTRATE
Having time to work without interruptions is one of the greatest gifts any of us can get these days. Not only do interruptions reduce our productivity, but interruptions also make us miserable.
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