How to find time

Every month you will find guidance on how to find time on this blog. 

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How to find time in October

Annika Rosendahl

Oct 12, 2021

Welcome to How to find time in October!

Do you feel rushed and behind?

We often do in this quarter.

Many goals, be they private or professional, have their due date at the end of the year.

It is easy to get stuck in “the zone of demand” where everything is urgent and important.

That is not a good place to be, at least not for long.

This month I am helping you move away from continuous urgency.

That requires using the Eisenhower Matrix with a twist.

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The Eisenhower matrix is a tool that is very helpful when planning and prioritizing your day.

Many give up on it because they are unable to follow the recommendation to delegate what is urgent but not so important. Others may feel guilty using it since they do things that are neither important nor urgent when they are too tired to do anything else.

The key is to spend more time in the “sweet spot”, working on what is not yet urgent but still important. EVEN when you feel that you “don’t have time”. If you don’t, you will be stuck in the zone of demands.

When you take time to prepare delegation, you will be able to let go of things that are not important even if they are urgent.

When you take care of yourself, you will waste less time in the zone of distraction.

In other words, use the Eisenhower matrix with a twist.

How to find time in October

Tools and guidance:

Set aside an hour to learn and apply the Eisenhower matrix with a twist.

Watch the webinar Balance with Eisenhower and make a plan for how to do more of what is in your zone of fulfillment.

Link: https://welcome.annikaslol.com/TFA15BalancewithEisenhower

The webinar is accessible for Timefinder Academy members.

You can sign up and get access immediately >>> here <<<.

If you are not yet ready to join the academy, you can use the following free material to learn about the Eisenhower matrix.

Link: https://todoist.com/productivity-methods/eisenhower-matrix

I hope you will enjoy finding time!

With love

Annika Rosendahl

Founder

Oct 12, 2021

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How to find time in September

Annika Rosendahl

Sep 5, 2021

Welcome to How to find time in September!

At this time of year, we still have some time to reach the goals we envisioned at the beginning of the year. Long-term planning will help us get from where we are to where we want to be.

This month I am telling you about 3 different ways of planning to achieve goals.

I hope one of them will help you reach whatever goal is currently important to you.

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Long-term planning will always be about envisioning where you are going and then finding a way to get there without being overwhelmed, confused, or stuck.

As I explain in the video, you can apply different approaches, depending on the goal.

Do you know, more or less, what you need to do to reach the goal?

Use a Work Breakdown Structure

Is it a goal you don’t really know how to achieve?

Use a problem statement and an issue tree.

Is it a goal, or even a dream, where progress is more important than reaching a specific deadline?

Apply the Vision-Next step approach

How to find time in September

Tools and guidance:

Give yourself an hour to create your plan.

Watch the webinar Master Long Term planning and choose the approach that works for you.

Link: https://welcome.annikaslol.com/TFA13LTP

The webinar is accessible for Timefinder Academy members.

You can sign up and get access immediately >>> here <<<.

If you are not yet ready to join the academy, you can use the following free material to create your plan:

Learn how to create a work breakdown structure: Link: https://www.workbreakdownstructure.com/

Learn how to use a problem statement:

Link: https://annikaslol.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-power-of-simple-problem-statement.html

Learn how to use an issue tree:

Link: https://annikaslol.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-importance-of-pruning-your-issue.html

I hope you will enjoy finding time!

With love

Annika Rosendahl

Founder

Sep 5, 2021

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How to find time in August

Annika Rosendahl

Aug 11, 2021

Welcome to How To Find Time In August!

This time, I want to help you optimise the time you have

You may know by now, that we all have a glass of time. 

The glass contains the amount of time we have each week: 168 hours. 

To find time for what we want in that glass we need to take care of our energy (Needs time) and our joy (Want time). Once we have secured that, we can efficiently handle the other things we may feel we should do. 

In August, I suggest you combine activities in your Needs time, your Want time and your “should” time. That way you can fit more into your glass of time.

How to combine activities and fit more into your glass of time. 

There are many ways to combine different tasks. Before you listen to the tips in the video, let me warn you about a common misunderstanding. 

Many people think efficiency means doing something every single minute of the day. They mistake being busy for being efficient. Real efficiency comes from valuing and making the most of every moment. 

We can multitask, we cannot multi-think. 

Listen to the video for tips about putting children to bed, doing dishes, and cleaning the house in ways that are fun, meaningful and efficient. 

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How to find time in August
  • Listen to the tips in the video. 
  • Sit down with pen and paper (or computer if you turn off notifications that distract you) and come up with combinations you want to try out.

Remember, this is NOT about cramming in activities. That will just give you a false feeling of efficiency. Instead, focus on making each activity worthwhile and fun. 

Tools and guidance

Watch this webinar to get examples and guidance on how you can combine activities and make more of the time you have. 

     >>> Link <<< to webinar 

This webinar is accessible for Timefinder Academy members.

You can sign up and get access immediately >>> here <<<. 

If you are not yet ready to join the academy, just head over to  >>> this blogpost <<<  and learn more about multitasking vs multi-thinking. 

I hope you will enjoy finding time!

With love

Annika Rosendahl

Founder

Aug 11, 2021

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How to find time in July

Annika Rosendahl

Jul 14, 2021

Welcome to the first month of the second half of the year!

This is a great month to reflect on what we have achieved and experienced in the first half of the year and what we want to achieve and experience in the second half. 

Do a WINE analysis to ensure you cover the areas that really make a difference.

That way you will find time not only in July but also the rest of the year! 

 

A lot of people don't make good use of their time because they don't know what they want to do. 

We tend to do what we think we must, or should do, rather than what we want to do.

Let’s give ourselves some guidance in how to use our time!

What I suggest you do in July is to take time out, ideally two times one hour, together with your loved ones if you can. 

Then do a WINE analysis. 

I am not referring to drinking wine, even if you're welcome to do that. I am talking about an acronym that will help you focus on areas that according to research are the areas we need to focus on to feel successful and fulfilled. 

Winning

Influence 

Needed

Enjoyment

I'm also suggesting that you look at three life spheres since life is so much more than work, which is the area we typically set goals in. Look at your personal and professional life as well as your relationships. 

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How to find time in July

·       Set aside one hour for reflection. Alone or with your loved ones. 

·       Sit down with pen and paper (or computer if you turn off notifications that distract you) and look at each area and life sphere in the WINE analysis. Write down what you have achieved and experienced in these areas. Celebrate and enjoy! Learn and grow!

·       Set aside another hour to do the same for the rest of the year. This time you will focus on what you want to achieve and experience in different areas the rest of the year. Get inspired! Set yourself up for success!

Tools and guidance: 

Watch these webinars to get examples and guidance. Do the WINE analysis along with the participants!  

     >>> Link <<< to webinar for reflecting about the first part of the year 

     >>> Link <<< to webinar for planning the second part of the year

These webinars are accessible for Timefinder Academy members.

You can sign up and get access immediately >>> here <<<. 

If you are not yet ready to join the academy, just download >>> this template <<< (also available in the Holistic Time Management planner) and use it when you fill in your own WINE analysis.

I hope you will enjoy finding time!

With love

Annika Rosendahl

Founder

Jul 14, 2021

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