Thursday, August 29, 2013

Create Time

I'm not referring to the becoming a time traveler. Or creating a device that can take you back in time,
although if you do we should talk. I am actually referring to creating time by making other parts of your life take less time or by not taking on another project.

Life is a very short journey. I understand that sometimes you need to pack as much in as possible, but sometimes you need to enjoy it. Do not start on a new project as soon so you complete the current

Monday, August 19, 2013

Using Time Management Tools: Asana

This week I am going to discuss the use of the time management tool Asana. I am not compensated by them in anyway, although I do feel like I am selling it sometime when people ask me about what I am using for a time management tool.

Asana is a tool that essentially manages the tasks that you have to do on a daily basis. I have found that to-do software have a large variation from too simple (where you do feel you can organize the tasks well) to too complex (where you need to spent a great deal of time figuring out how to add a task and make sure you can find it again later).  I have found that Asana has that good mix between simple and complex.

I use Asana to basically write down anything that I am thinking about that is not contributing to my current line of thinking. If I am working on a project and a thought pops into my head regarding a project, I throw it into Asana. This way I am not focusing on the new idea, but it is recorded somewhere so that I can let it go until the appropriate time.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Don't Control Time, Manage it

I have found that no matter how much I work to get better at time management I hit a wall and feel like I have everything under control. I also know that in the universe nothing is ever standing still.

 If you are not growing you are dying. So I push myself to try and revisit things I feel I have a good grasp on to see if any improvement can be made. I find if I don't push myself, life pushes back and I lose my footing. I found a great quote on this concept by Mario Andretti.
"If everything's under control, you're just not going fast enough!" -Mario Andretti

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Declutter to Make Time

I know that in my life, clutter can lead to increased stress, losing things, and feeling of chaos. The best way to alleviate these issues are to declutter your life. I read a great article on this earlier this week and I want to share some of the better points.  The full article can be found here, and some of these methods are variations of David Allen's Getting Things Done.


The hardest part is getting started.