Time Distortion: Understanding how you currently use your time and how to better manage and maximize it
Sometimes, no matter how we plan, it seems our plans and schedules don’t “stick.” Often this is not due to insufficient planning skills, but a lack of understanding time distortion. Time distortion refers to our ability to estimate how long a task actually takes. For example, if you tend to always arrive late to an event, or too early, somewhere in the process you are over or underestimating the time you need. In this Mini you will estimate and measure your time in a variety of settings. This will allow you to see what your “time distortion level is”– for example, you may typically underestimate by 30% or overestimate by 25%. In addition you might find some tasks you can estimate down to the minute but in other areas you are severely off. Going through the time distortion exercises will help you increase your all-around efficiency and ensure you are planning a realistic time to complete what you need to do.
Note: This Mini is a perfect one to take in preparation for the Time Block Management Mini (#153)