Origami Day Shape Your Time

Time Management Tip: Meeting Best Practices

For many of us, meetings are a normal part of life. Since time is a limited resource, with no room to waste, consider the following best practices to make the most of your meetings.

Time Management Tip: Make a List

If you are feeling overwhelmed with all the things you need to do, make a list. It’s a very simple and effective solution to keep you peaceful and productive. Follow three quick steps. 

Take the First Step

Let’s picture a staircase for a moment. Imagine you are standing at the bottom and 20 steps are laid out in front of you. How are you going to get to the top? 

Time Management Tip: Protect the Asset

This is one of my favorite concepts that is really at the core of what Origami Day does. I learned about this practice early in my journey for balance from my favorite book, Essentialism by Greg McKeown.

Bring Balance to 2021

It’s up to us to know our priorities, value our time, and take steps to be present in life while still being productive, especially when times are tough. So, how do we do that? 

Time Management Tip: Use Your Backside

I think we can all agree the best part of the Weekly Planning Sheet is the folding. You can plan your entire week, but focus on one day at a time. You can give it a flip to see what is coming for the following day. It fits in pockets. However, one of the lesser-realized benefits of the folded sheet is the creation of six boxes on the backside of the sheet.

Time Management Tip: The 80-20 Rule

The 80-20 Rule. Pareto Principle. Law of the Vital Few. The Principle of Factor Sparsity. Regardless of what you call it, it has the same powerful meaning:80% of your outcomes are due to 20% of your input. This means the inverse is also true; 20% of our outcomes are due to 80% of our input. 

Time Management Tip: Eisenhower Urgency Matrix

Work-life balance starts with knowing what is important. Since time is a finite resource, there will always a trade-off and we must learn to prioritize. Additionally, when everything is important nothing is important. So, I encourage you to become familiar with a great tool called The Eisenhower Urgency Matrix.

Time Management Tip: Utilizing Peak Performance Time

Here is the thing about time…it’s finite. Although I have tried, I cannot find the way to make more hours in each day. Therefore, I have settled on becoming a master of maximizing my time. One of my favorite ways to do this is utilizing my Peak Performance Time.

Time Management Tip: Habit Stacking

Habit stacking is right for you if you’ve been wanting to develop a new time management or other positive habit, but just can’t seem to make it stick.

Time Management Tip: Ways to Say No

In my years as a time management professional, few topics have come up as often as the act of saying no. Yet, even with the acknowledgement of its value, it can still be challenging to say "no" when we are confronted with a demand for our time.