book review – Time Management from the Inside Out

I used to be a huge proponent of time management. Then I realized that you really can’t manage time, you only manage your activities within a specific time period. Whether you choose to call it time management, project management or life management, the point is to make good decisions about using your time.

In this book, Julie Morgenstern offers a three-step plan (Analyze, Strategize, Attack) to have you look at what you’re doing and choose how to do things differently.

Procrastination is the greatest obstacle to getting things done and Morgenstern examines ways to help you decide whether a task is worth doing. Once you decide what truly is important, she proposes methods to help you achieve your goals.

Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that your time is limited and you have to prioritize the tasks that you want to accomplish. If you wait around until you feel like doing something, it probably won’t happen.

Do you have a technique you use to keep your priorities manageable?

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