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Have a workout at the Time Gym
May 01, 2008
Time management stress is when you try to do too much in too little time. Our aim is to help you to achieve more (not just do more) in less time with less effort (how would that feel?)
Well to do that you need to do regular mini time saving workouts each day. Some of these workouts involve exercise, some involve moving and some involve recovery.
Based on our client’s experience and what is reported in the literature, humans can only concentrate at high levels for an hour or two. Then our capacity to think and concentrate is significantly reduced.
So as part of your strategy to reduce time management stress make you can do the following workouts.
Decide to have 4 or 5 mini workouts each day. Stop every 1.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes) for a minimum of 2 minutes. Some of your breaks should be 20 minutes or more.
Here are some suggested workouts you can plan into your day.
Short workout -- get up, walk for at least 2 minutes without stopping. Stretch your legs, back and neck. Breath deeply for 3 long slow breaths.
Medium workout – go outside and walk, eat lunch. Take at 10 long deep slow breathes of fresh air holding each breath for a long 10 seconds. Do not take any work. If you want to do something, do a creative activity. Solve a puzzle, do a crossword, a suduko, draw, play an instrument or write creatively.
Medium workout – meditate for 20 minutes in a quite place where you won’t be disturbed.
Long workout – go for a long walk, bike ride, run, go to the gym or do an exercise class.
More tips to reduce time management stress, boost energy and save you time
Start a writing a daily diary about how you feel emotionally and physically. Do this for a least three days before you make any changes. This will be your baseline.
Then start doing the workouts. Note in the diary which workouts you have used and what foods/fluids you have comsumed for the day.
To get the full impact it is best to set a program and stick with the same workouts and foods/fluids for 3 days.
Plan and test 3 different programs.
Read back through your diary. You will find out which workouts give you energy. See which foods help sustain your energy. Notice how you feel when you drink plenty of water compared to when you drink minimal water.
If you really want to reduce time management stress and be able to achieve more in less time with less effort then apply these suggestions. You will be amazed at how much more energy you have, how you can have energy when you need it and how you get things done more quickly and more effectively.
The following was developed as a mental age assessment by the School of Psychiatry at Harvard University . Take your time and see if you can read each line aloud without a mistake. The average person over 40 years of age cannot do it!
1. This is this cat. 2. This is is cat. 3. This is how cat. 4. This is to cat. 5. This is keep cat. 6. This is an cat. 7. This is old cat. 8. This is fart cat. 9. This is busy cat. 10. This is for cat. 11. This is forty cat. 12. This is seconds cat.
Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down and I bet you cannot resist passing it on. :)
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