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What is 4th Dimension of Time Management
February 16, 2010
Hi there to all our loyal and our new members. 201 new members have joined in the last month. It's fantastic to have you on board. This edition of your Time Creation Newsletter answers What is the 4th Dimension of Time Management?. Enjoy and have a laugh too :-)
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The 4th Dimension of Time Management
I saw this great title on Life Balance Center and immediately went looking for The 4th Dimension of Time Management.
It was a good article, but I wasn't sure what the 4th dimension was all about. I was disappointed. I went about my day and then suddenly it hit me.
The 4th dimension of Time Management is .... Time Creation.
Twenty First Century life is FULL. There is a never ending stream of information, interruptions and demands on your time. The 4th dimension of time management recognizes this and is all about protecting yourself from time stealers. It is about creating time for the most important things by blasting through all the white noise that distracts you.
Now with this context I will share with you the best ideas from the article.
Give Up Busy-ness
Let go of busy-ness. Spend your time engaging in meaningful activities that nourish your life. When I told my colleague this, he responded that he still had to do the laundry. This, of course, is true. We still have to do the dishes and the laundry and the bathrooms, so read on.
Do First Things First
Completing the most important tasks first, sends a message to your being that you are successful. It reinforces that you can accomplish what you set your mind too. It gives you the confidence needed to reach your goals.
Identify what is important to you and do the activities that support this idea first.
Build Mental Space
Mental space gives you the capacity to hold the complete picture in your mind, yet execute effectively in the moment. At any point you are fully engaged in the task at hand, and in your mind there is a clear mental picture of all that is necessary for you to succeed. It gives you the ability to move with ease and grace throughout your activities without being overwhelmed.
Interconnect Your Life
In the West, we tend to live in silos. We work from 8-5 Monday to Friday. We spend time with our children for x number of hours a week. We engage in hobbies with friends or alone.
When you weave your life together, the party that you have to go to on Saturday for Christopher's friend becomes social time for you as well. Rather than sit on the sidelines watching the kids play, spend some time engaging in conversation with the hosts.
An integral life that is woven like a tapestry is stronger and more fulfilling. You leverage your time because you are completing multiple tasks. In addition, the whole activity is more enriching than the sum of the individual tasks.
Thank you very much for your attention and kindness.
Fortunately, I could manage to access the members area, and could download your valuable Time management from the heart file.
I've started reading it and found it very useful to all aspects of my life.
Links you should visit
1) The Business of Business is People by Herb Kelleher.
2) Time Management Central.net time management videos to inspire you to use your time wisely.
A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly behaved 3 year-old grandson.
It's obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets in the sweet aisle, biscuits in the biscuit aisle; and for fruit, cereal and pop in the other aisles.
Meanwhile, Gramps is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice, "Easy, William, we won't be long . . . easy, boy."
Another outburst, and she hears the granddad calmly say, "It's okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we'll be out of here. Hang in there, boy."
At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the cart, and Gramps says again in a controlled voice, "William, William, relax buddy, don't get upset. We'll be home in five minutes; stay cool, William."
Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car.
She said to the elderly gentleman, "It's none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don't know how you did it. That whole time, you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay. William is very lucky to have you as his grandpa."
"Thanks, lady," said the grandfather, "but I'm William . .. . the little bastard's name is Steve."
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Time Management Articles -- A comprehensive library of time management articles with information that really saves you time.
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Thanks for spending your valuable time with us.
Michael, Graham and the Time Creation Team
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