Productivity Tools for your Time Management Revolution – What’s the big deal about self-care?


Here’s another productivity tool for your time management revolution.

Have you ever had one of those days where you just felt so completely discombobulated, and even though you knew you had a million things to do, you had no idea of what to do next?

In my previous posts, we’ve talked about how our brains decide whether or not we add another commitment to our calendar and what kind of time frame we promise others (and ourselves) we’ll complete these tasks.

Because time management is truly all about mind management, it’s very important that we practice the art of self-care. If we don’t take care of the casing that houses our most critical productivity tool – our brain – then we won’t be able to make key decisions about our time.

We need to make sure that we get an average of seven hours of sleep each evening. We need to keep our bodies hydrated with at least 64 ounces of water each day. (Sorry, beer and wine don’t count!) We also need to practice the technique of deep breathing whenever we get stressed, or whenever we have a decision to make. Research shows that those deep breaths will help clear our brains. We also need to make sure that we go for walks – because science tells us that walking will help with blood circulation, it will help with metabolism, and walking also helps with clearing out the brain.

By taking better care of our brains, we’ll be taking care of that secret weapon that helps us make better decisions about how we use our time.

Since everyone has different learning styles, below are two different delivery methods to help you learn these productivity tools.

audio time management tip:

video time management tip:

For more productivity tools and tips from time management keynote speaker Helene Segura, click here.

About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead?The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits.Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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  1. Niraj on October 13, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Excellent article, Helene. For better time-management, it is certainly crucial to keep your brain in good health. Thanks, Niraj (Founder at

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