Over at ChangeThis is a great free e-book Quit Managing Your Time… and Start Managing Your Attention. Time can not be managed, time management is a misnomer and misleading. This little book is about what we can do – manage our attention and our priorities.
You can’t manufacture time, you can’t reproduce time, you can’t slow time down or turn it around and make it run in the other direction. You can’t trade bad hours for good ones, either. About all the time management you can do is to cram as much productive work as possible into each day. What you can manage, however, is your attention.
The e-book includes a simple question that helps us indentify what our top priority should be:
If I could accomplish only one thing right now, what would that one thing be?
The e-book also describes the Eisenhower method for sorting our tasks by importance and urgency, it’s simple yet powerful.
This was originally posted at Forty Plus Two, another blog of mine.