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Structure and Flow – Productivity Tip for your Time Management Revolution

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

Have you ever had one of those days where your schedule just goes out the window? How do we recover when someone or something causes a glitch in our plans?

It’s really important that we have some kind of foundational structure for each work day. So in other words, you know what your priorities are and you have an idea of how long each one of those tasks will take. However, we can’t be so structured that if somebody throws a wrench into our system, our brain just goes haywire. We also need to have some flow. On the other hand, we can’t have so much flow that we just wake up in the morning and say, “Yeah man, I’ll just do whatever today.”

We need to find that balance of having structure and having time blocks. That way we’ll know which tasks we need to work on and for how long. But by also having flow, meaning we can flip-flop those time blocks as necessary, we can move our time blocks around when something doesn’t go as planned. So we may not get things done in the order that we thought we would, but we still have created enough time in our schedule to get those high priority tasks done.

When you’re able to balance structure and flow, you’ll be able to make better decisions about how you use your 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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