Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Manage Time

UPDATE:new graphics

First off, thought this was appropriate for today.

Ever come home from your day and your back and neck is tense, you're in a bad mood, and your don't want to do a single thing? Feeling stressed out to the max? Here's some tips to working towards being stress-free!
Stress: Time Management Tips
  1. If you are usually too busy, leave details to someone else whenever possible.
  2. Move through your day slowly enough to experience beauty in your enviornment.
  3. Learn to live with unfinished tasks.
  4. Leave enough time between activities so you minimize overlap.
  5. Schedule only as many tasks each day as you can reasonably finish without pressure.
  6. Leave time in your schedule for the unexpected.
  7. Leave early enough so you need not rush to get where you are going, even if this means rising 20 minutes earlier in the morning.
  8. Say "no" to new opportunities or responsibilities if they would overload or rush your day.
  9. Listen to your inner voice of wisdom.
  10. Find a work environment that is not chronically high-pressured or hurried.
  11. Learn to slow your pace of talking, walking, and eating.
  12. Find time each day to relax, meditate, and excercise.
  13. Avoid doing more than one thing at a time.
  14. Tell yourself at least once each day that failure seldom results from doing a job too slowly or too well. But failure is often caused by mistakes of judgement or from too much hurrying.
  15. Ask yourself at least once each week: Apart from eternal distress and hurry, what is really important to me?
  16. Measure success by quality, rather than by quantity.
  17. "Screen out" whenever possible.
  18. Surround yourself with symbols of tranquility-soft music, plants, soft colors.
  19. Use your noon hour for deep relaxation, exercise, or something else that will slow you donwn, lift your spirits, and restore energy.
  20. Find time and space to be alone each day.
  21. Practice effective listening.
  22. Ask whether something in fact must be done this minute.
  23. Use waiting in line to observe people around you and to practice deep breathing.
  24. Whenever you find yourself jiggling your knees or tapping your fingers, stop and relax.
  25. Use realistic to-do lists to free your mind from preoccupation with all you have to do and to organize tasks. Prioritize items.
  26. Stop blaming others for falling short of your day-to-day goals.
  27. Whenever you catch yourself about to race through a yellow light, turn right and go around the block.