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Essential Time Management and Organisation: A Pocket Guide by Sarah Cook

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CHAPTER 3: PLANNING YOUR TIME

Having set and/or clarified your objectives and key priorities, you can now plan your time. In this chapter, we will look at typical problems that arise when planning activities and how to overcome them.

Are you a procrastinator?

Some people like to plan and be organised; others tend to let things happen as they come along, and are unplanned and unstructured. In order to be an effective time manager, you need to create a plan and stick to it.

Do you focus only on today?

A common problem when planning is the temptation to look more widely at what needs to be achieved in the week, or the month, or the year, rather than only to consider the tasks for the day ahead.

The monthly, weekly and daily planner (see below) will ...

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