Posted by: wellness training services | September 3, 2012

Time Management – Part 4 – Professional Development Topics

Taking A Step – Time Management – Part 4 – Professional Development Topics    

The push/pull of the race against time

by Danielle Gault

 

Our last blogs covered preferences, productivity, speed, efficiency and workplace tensions. This blog looks at honouring your own rhythms.

Keeping a check on inner rhythms

Life is about conscious choices that empower us to stay on pur­pose, keep going, and stay en­gaged. By incorporating purpose into our day, we can focus on our goals and directions and check our own inner state of balance, pace, time and rhythms.

When others impose their priorities and expectations on us we can choose to accommo­date or not because we are lis­tening to our own inner voice. By doing this we can ensure we’re on purpose, balanced, and taking control of inner processes.

While developing awareness and conviction in validating our own inner processes, we also need to remember that we share our world with other people. After the game is over, who we are and what we achieve is often de­termined by our relationships with others. A principle of per­sonal growth is, “We have to do it ourselves and we can’t do it alone”.

To remain healthy and happy and walk the professional tightrope in this cyberhuman so­ciety, have a meaningful life purpose, build good support sys­tems, set interesting goals, and take time out to resource your energies along the way.

This article first appeared in the Features section of Canadian HR Reporter, December 29, 1997, and is reproduced by permission.

How can understanding your preferences help you in your time management strategies?

Stay awake, aware, and alert and strive to lead a well-tempered life – a life that possesses both hardiness and flexibility.  The good news is that once you are awake, it’s hard to go to sleep again, but if you do, do it on purpose and prepare yourself for the consequences.

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