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Time boxing is a well known time management technique. We could all use some time management technique while working from home and trying to keep up with the changing times. Time boxing is a simple time management technique in which you do the best work you can within the time available. In terms of managing your own tasks, time boxing can be a helpful technique. You can use it in two different ways :

  • Say you want something done but there is a risk you end up taking far more time than it is worth because it a kind of task where you might exhibit perfectionism, so you give yourself a specific amount of time and simply do the best job you can within the stipulated time. No work can be done perfectly. There is always a scope for improvement, thanks to the variables that human nature can play with. So do what you can in that time and be open to changes later on.
  • Say you have a task or project which you wish to complete but don’t really know where to begin or it seems like a long time before you can finish a meaningful chunk or it is something you find very tedious to complete and have a tendency to procrastinate on. Use time boxing to simply commit working on the task for a limited period of time to put a dent in it. You can normally do limit yourself for a period of 30 to 120 minutes. Release the concern of reaching a particular milestone with that stipulated time. Simply commit to putting in the time regardless of how far you get.

So this was a nice and quick post about time management that could help get things done. Come back tomorrow for more tips.

13 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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      1. Always love reading and sharing your posts, My Dear! Have a great week!
        xoxox 😘💕🌹😊

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      2. GS says:

        🙏🏼🙏🏼

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Love Alone says:

        Welcome… 😊

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  1. Carol anne says:

    Great post GS! Thanks for sharing it!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. GS says:

      Most welcome Carol.

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  2. DiosRaw says:

    Very useful, thank you. Perfectionism is a vice for myself, a blessing also.

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    1. GS says:

      Striving for perfection (and settling for nothing less) may, at first, seem a laudable attitude and recipe for success.

      But there is a serious side to unfettered perfectionism that can prove to be an incapacitating burden for those it affects. Indeed, such individuals can be so prone to procrastination and distressed by debilitating thoughts of the need to ‘get it right’ that they delay or even fail to get started undertaking tasks – behaviours that can have a knock-on effect on employees who try to deal with their indecision or cover for them.

      Unchecked perfectionism can pose a significant threat to the performance and productivity of any organisation so it goes without saying that business leaders would be wise to ensure that those responsible for people management in their company are equipped both to identify and to offer suitable advice and support to employees affected by it.

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      1. DiosRaw says:

        That’s great information. Setting a time for a task is a good idea and letting it be. Balance. ❤

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      2. GS says:

        Yes balance is key

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