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Apply Morse Code Concepts to Time Management
We know Morse code is a communication language which uses dashes and dots. You can apply the same concept of dashes and dots to effectively management your time.
Dashes – represent tasks that are analytical, creative or requiring uninterrupted focus
Dots – represent quick, short relatively easy tasks that can be completely in 10 minutes or less
When you're planning your day (yes, you should incorporate daily planning), review your activities and determine which tasks are dashes and which tasks are dots. Find those 1 to 2 hour pockets of time in your day and assign dash tasks to those times. During the course of a normal day, you usually have short, such as 5 minutes, periods of downtime or wait-time where you can complete your quick dot tasks.
This and other time management techniques to create the time to get things done can be found in Julie Morgenstern's book Never Check Email in the Morning. Don't let the title scare you; it's an information-rich book to increase your productivity at work and at home.
posted on: 7/18/2011 8:30:00 AM by Heather Cocozza
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Heather Cocozza, PMP, CPO® is a Professional Organizer who organizes and designs tailored home and office solutions. She is on the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)-WDC Board of Directors 2009-2010 and is the owner of Cocozza Organizing & Design, LLC. Prior to her organizing career, Heather Cocozza worked 13 years at IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers as an ERP Project Manager and at times traveled extensively while her "virtual" twins were between the ages of 0 to 3.
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