When it comes to time managment systems, I have wondered about the percentage of people who:
- use only paper
- use only electronic
- use a combination
- have no time management system
I couldn’t find any statistics on this, but a good percentage of 61 experts at blog.highperformancelifestyle.net use a combination. Everyone is different, and what really matters is to come up with a productivity system that works for you.
Still, it is fun to see how others manage their time, and sometimes you can even get ideas that will work for you.
How much time do you spend:
- reading about the routines of other people?
- reading Time Management Tips?
- Top of Mind: How Do You Stay Productive? at success.com.
- reading about the various systems people use?
- David Allen mostly uses paper-The Tools David Allen Uses to Get Things Done at Lifehacker
- Beginner’s Guide to Task Management from Michael Hyatt (Evernote & Nozbe)
- Peter Bregman, author of “18 Minutes”
- Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe and editor of Productive magazine
- Mike Vardy, the Productivityist, uses Evernote and Todoist
- Craig Jarrow, the Time Management Ninja, uses Wunderlist
- Timo Kiander, the Productive Superdad, also uses Wunderlist
- How Celes at PersonalExcellence does things
- And Gina Trapani, founder of Lifehacker
- The Daily PlanIt Keep It Super Simple System (mostly Google based) and how I set up my workspace
- trying out different tools and systems?
- looking at different workspaces?
- looking at ideas on Pinterest?
- reading books about productivity and time management?
- watching videos about productivity and time management?
It can be a lot more enjoyable to spend time learning about productivity than to actually act on the information. Keep in mind the ratio of time spent studying vs. the number of ideas you find that will work for you. Try to set a limit on the amount of time on these activities and focus on getting the important stuff done.