Time Management and Stress
Time management and stress go hand in hand. Reducing stress is
one of the most important reasons for learning and using
management techniques and a time management system such as David
Allens GTD or Tony
How does this relate to reducing stress?
doesn't matter if you're a CEO, have a really important career as a
mom, or are an entrepreneur or a student. Just about everyone has more
coming at them then they can easily handle without having time
management techniques, a sytem to keep track of it all (see
pages, and specific
strategies for their circumstances.
Before we get into time management and stress, let's stop and
remember the importance of time management in the first place:
More time for the things that are important
you remember a time when you were really stressed? Can you remember a
specific time? One of those days when your to do list seemed like it
had a hundred and one things on it, and it kept getting longer?
motivated were you to focus on the important things in your life in
that moment, like really connecting with your family and friends, or
planning out a new project, or eating something healthy and nutritious?
If you're like most people, you were looking to escape from the stress.
Instead of connecting with your family and friends on a deep
level, were you too focused on the things you thought you had to do in
that moment? Planning a new project was probably the last thing you
wanted to do, since it just adds one more thing to your to do list -
even though up front planning will actually reduce your stress
of course we trade in the foods we know we need to eat if we want to
stay healthy for our favorite comfort foods.....
of doing the things that we know are going to benefit us in the long
term, we do things just to escape from the stress....The paradox is
that most of the things we do to escape end up creating more
stress long term: health, finances, relationships.
the Mayo clinic, one of the top medical facilities in the world, states
"Effective time management is a primary means to a less stressful life.
These practices can help you reduce your stress and reclaim your
personal life," in a brief article they posted on their
Are you starting the see the importance
of time management, and the link between time management and
If you are, you've found the right place. The techniques,
systems, and specific
strategies are all proven, and if you use them
consistently will help you:
- Reduce Stress
- Have more time for the things that are
important to you
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