Category Archives: Time Management

Stress Management, Time Management and Their Relationship

Not all stress comes from lack of time.  There are plenty of other things we stress about all the time, from money to relationships to having to give a presentation at work.

But not having enough time is just about guaranteed to cause stress.  So stress management and time management are definitely closely related.

So what do you do when you have too much on your plate?  There’s only so much you really CAN do. And wearing yourself out by overworking leaves you with no place to go when a “real” crisis comes up.

There are two sides to this: the stress, and the time.  What you want is tools for both of them.  You need a way to ratchet down the stress so you can think more clearly, and then address the time issues.

For stress, you have many options.  You could get my free stress tips report and use some of the tips, or you could get the real thing: My Instant Stress Relief Strategies Resource Guide to stress busting strategies.

That guide hands you a series of strategies from which you can pick and choose.  Experiment, try some out, and see what works especially well for you.

And once you have gotten some stress management tools at your disposal, you can tackle the real issue: Not enough time.

Or rather, trying to cram too much into the time you have. And that often comes from trying to please too many people all at once.

So how to get around that? Well, you may have heard about the 80/20 rule.  And that’s a good start.  But what is part of the 20% that you ought to be doing?

This is where my favorite time management course comes in.  It helps you figure out what to do, how to do it quickly and efficiently, and how make the most of your time.

One of the biggest problems in time management is procrastination. That’s where this program really shines.

And most procrastination has to do with insecurity or indecision. It will show you how to make decisions quickly.  It also teaches you how to quickly make yourself feel more confident (there’s some NLP involved).

And, with the tools that are in this course, it will help you get a tremendous amount done in record time as you cut through procrastination like it was butter on a warm summer day.

So check it out.  It may be just what the time doctor ordered 😉

http://www.IMTimeMastery.com

And here’s another blog post on time management.

Abraham-Hicks Placemat Process: When it’s all too much

Do you know the Abraham-Hicks Placemat Process?

It’s the most amazing tool you could possibly have in your tool box when you often feel overwhelmed by to-do lists. It works wonders for giving you stress relief.

The fact is, we lead linear lives.  No matter how skilled we may think we are at multi-tasking, we can only be in one place at the same time.  And we really can only do one task properly at each moment.

We may be able to alternate our attention back and forth, and sometimes this may be necessary, but for most of us it increases stress and for some of us it gets us nowhere fast.

So what’s the placemat process? It’s based on the idea that we can only do so much and still be effective, and that we don’t really have to do all of it. There’s a force out there greater than us that helps us out.

Have you ever noticed that some things you just didn’t get to seemed to take care of themselves in miraculous ways? Or they didn’t seem all that important anymore? Or you got a chance to do them much later and it was okay?

Those are all signs that something greater than us is helping us and guiding our subconscious.  The main thing is that we must stop stressing. And the placemat process helps with that.

Here are the instructions:

Get a big piece of paper (placemat size works well):

Draw a line down the middle.

Write a reasonable number of items that you MUST get done today on the left side. Title that section: Things I will do today.

Write everything else that you think you ought to get done etc. on the other side. Title that section: Things I’m turning over to the universe.

And then just do the things on your list.

Also keep track of how many of the Universe’s list will get done. You may be surprised.

You can read about the Abraham Hicks placemat process in “Ask and it is given” by Jerry and Esther Hicks, and in many other of their publications.

If you’re in internet marketing or another fast-paced line of work where you feel like you have to get a tremendous amount done, you may also want to check out

http://www.IMTimeMastery.com

It’s written by a former Buddhist monk, it’s quite amazing, and I’m very excited to be able to offer it to you:

http://www.IMTimeMastery.com

Don’t forget — there’s only one you and you need to take care of yourself, which includes pacing yourself and allowing yourself rest when you need it, to be able to do what you need to do and to fulfill your destiny.

Have a wonderful and relaxed day, and do give the placemat process a go if you haven’t already.
You may find it’s the greatest stress management tool you’ll have ever found.  Because much stress comes from time “running away from us” and us trying to keep up.

Elisabeth, aka Dr. K

Time Management & Stress Articles at Ezinearticles.com

I’ve been stretching the definition of Self Help Blog a bit again, what with plastering that cute little banner ad all over the place. Except, it disappeared, never to be found again 🙁

But I had to admit, I just loved that banner, the one with the woman looking so happy and joyful as money rained down on her. I wanted to look at that picture OFTEN, and if I could have it blown up and put it on my wall, complete with animation, I would. And well, you’re reading the blog of someone who actually was an Avon rep while still in high school!

But today, I want to get back to more traditional stuff — and post a few links to my most recent batch of ezinearticles 😉  And the topic of choice has been time management, in part because I’ve managed to twist Jason’s arm and get the right to sell his phenomenal time management course to my readers:

Destiny Achiever: Time Management for Internet Marketers

Just take a look.  I think it’s amazing.  And there’s a ton of stuff in it — though don’t feel intimidated. Even just one or two modules will make a wealth of a difference to your stress levels and — especially — to your levels of achievement.  You’ll get a ton more done.

In fact, I’ve been playing catch up like mad since I started working with this course. I’m finally getting stuff done, cranking it out, one after the other, that’s been sitting on my desk for months!

To go with my new-found passion, I’ve been writing some ezine articles about that as well, along with some about stress management, separately and in combination, not necessarily disclosing what’s in that course though…

Either way, here they are:

Time Management Techniques

Time Management Exercises

Stress and Time Management

Inspirational Quotes for Stress Relief 

And here’s a somewhat tongue-in-cheek article:

Increase Your Stress and Achieve That Heart Attack

And here are 5 MORE tips for how to stay calm under pressure:

How To Stay Calm Under Pressure: 5 More Tips

And in case you missed it, here’s the other article of almost the same title: the original

How To Stay Calm Under Pressure

article, with the first 5 tips.

And while we’re on the topic of stress relief, which includes getting out of the rat race (without getting yourself into REALLY hot water), here’s a free resource you should check out! Tony is the grand master of getting out of the rat race – and helping his mentees do the same!

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Speaking of liberating themselves from their day jobs — there’s one more thing: Jason’s course actually includes the day job liberator, which is a whole module on how to do internet marketing while still holding down a day job — and build your business so you can say bye-bye to your boss!

Elisabeth

Better Time Management (especially for Internet Marketers and Other Stressed Professionals): The Ultimate Path to Long-Term Stress Relief

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Sooner or later, any self-help blog must address the issue of better Time Management.  Of course that word is really a misnomer.  Time cannot be managed.  It does what it does, which is to keep on moving.  What needs managing is us: what we do with that time as it passes or as we pass through it, or whatever.

And stress?  Well, stress tends to come from a feeling of not-enough-ness. Whether there’s not enough money, time, or  love, the result tends to be stress.

Money or its absence seems to be a big cause of stress. But time is even worse. We can always make more money, at least theoretically.  But once time is gone, it’s irretrievably gone.  There’s no way to get it back, let alone get more of it.

So how we handle time makes a big difference to our well-being — and to what we accomplish. It also goes with my favorite quote by one of my favorite (late) stress management experts: Roger Mellott:  He said: “Do what you say you value.”

Now most of us value living up to our commitments.  Most of us also value being liked.  And voila!  A big conflict.  Because in order to be liked, we commit to more than we can handle, and that can quickly bring us into conflict with our need to live up to our commitments. Ouch!

On some level, better time management skills allow us to work more effectively or more quickly, which in turn helps us get more done.  There’s a limit of course.

But still.  That’s the premise, and certainly doubling our productivity can do wonders for our income as well as our feelings of accomplishment.

And it can reduce stress because now we’re living up to the expectations of those w have made commitments to — and to our own expectations. And we may have more money too.

So how can we achieve better time management?  How can we be more productive?  Should we live by the 80/20 rule?  Well, there’s actually an even better way.

Check out the coolest time management courses I have ever come across. It’s by Jason Fladlien. Yes, the same guy who has been teaching people how to write 7-minute articles.  It was just a matter of time before he would expand his principles to other areas.

And his time management course is brilliant as well as a total steal!  It’s a multi-media course with workbook and extensive worksheets.  You can read the book first and then watch the videos for reinforcement and for all the details…  there’s also an audio-only webinar — which was the original time management seminar.

Where can you get it? Right here!  Check it out and get a secret special deal just for my blog readers 🙂  Just send me an email by return mail when you get your welcome message and tell me that you want my blog reader special, and I’ll put you on the list for my special delayed-release bonuses — they will be doled out every couple of weeks or so over the coming few months!

Do I have the course?  Of course I do.  In fact, I’m actually in it!  And when Jason offered me the resale rights, I immediately took him up on it.  The course is that good!

Go take a look:  Jason’s Time Management Course.

And let me know what you think.

Have a fantastic — and very low-stress day, especially with your new-found Better Time Management Skills.

Elisabeth