Category Archives: Getting Things Done

Time Management Paralysis

Sometimes, when we have so much to do that we become overwhelmed with all of our impending deadlines, we freeze up and end up accomplishing nothing. This is what I call Time Management Paralysis and it is a huge hurdle … Continue reading

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How to Jump Start Your Energy

In order to have excellent time management skills and complete everything on your daily list, you need three things: 1) Time 2) Motivation and 3) Energy. If you’re anything like me, that third ingredient, energy, is sometimes hard to come … Continue reading

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A Procrastinator’s Holiday

Happy Holidays from The Time Diet! (sung to the tune of Jingle Bells) “Dashing through the mall More gifts are left to buy My calendar’s so full It’s bursting at the sides! So much work to do So much on … Continue reading

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The Slow Day List

During crunch time,  don’t you find yourself saying, “Why in the world didn’t I do this sooner??” That is why using a “Slow Day List” is so important. We all have days that are busier than others. A Slow Day … Continue reading

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Time Management Leftovers

This week, many of us will surely be eating a ton of Thanksgiving leftovers, but what about your time management leftovers? The days after Thanksgiving are famous for turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, cold sweet potatoes, the last piece of pumpkin … Continue reading

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The ABC’s of Time Management

I frequently hear time management advice that tells us to prioritize our days based on the “ABC” system. A’s are things we have to do, B’s are things we’d like to do and C’s are things it’d be nice to … Continue reading

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Finishing Unwanted Tasks

This week, I had a presentation to prepare for my PhD program that definitely tested my time management. Completing this presentation was both the most important and least appealing thing on my “Choose-To List.” As you know, that is a … Continue reading

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Time Management Lessons from College Football

In the fall, the desire to watch college football all day long on Saturday really challenges my time management. Sitting in front of the TV, sporting my jersey and eating hot wings sounds so much more appealing than grading projects … Continue reading

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The Productivity Solution Everyone Needs to Try

What is the best way to improve your productivity? We know that it’s important to remove distractions and Time Killers, plan your work in a calendar, stop procrastinating, etc… But what if you are doing all of that already? What … Continue reading

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What is Parkinson’s Law?

This summer, Parkinson’s Law has had an interesting effect on my time management. Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Basically, the more time you have available to do something, the longer it’s … Continue reading

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