Book Reviews of Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life

Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life
Time Management from the Inside Out The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life
Author: Julie Morgenstern
ISBN-13: 9780805064698
ISBN-10: 0805064699
Publication Date: 9/19/2000
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Best-selling author of Organizing from the Inside Out, Morgenstern takes a similarly practical approach to time. If one thinks of time has having "edges" (rather than being amorphous), she explains, then it becomes as finite as spaceDand, consequently, just as manageable. Morgenstern believes that there are three primary reasons why people have difficulty managing time: "technical errors" (miscalculating the length of a task); "external realities" (new baby, new job) and "psychological obstacles" (perfectionism). What makes her program work, she attests, is that instead of trying to change people's natural behaviors and preferences, she encourages them to expand upon whatever is working already, no matter how overwhelmed they may feel. It all starts with knowing what one's big picture values and goals are (e.g., maintaining a happy marriage, excelling at one's career) and prioritizing those with the help of an ingenious device she's created called a "Time Map." Then, Morgenstern helps the reader apply her "SPACE" system ("sort, purge, assign a 'home,' containerize and equalize")Dthe nitty-gritty of time managementDto align one's to-do list with the Time Map. Everything one does (from important phone calls to major projects) must have its time and placeDeven relaxation and fun ("There is no such thing as spare time"). Morgenstern's simple book presents a superb, sound program for "creating a life that nurtures you and makes you feel good."
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Helpful Score: 3
How to create a personalized approach to scheduling that suits your personality. Valuable to think through and work with your natural tendencies as much as possible. (Except the ones that make you want to procrastinate, of course!)
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is well-organized and has a great system for improving how you view and use time. I highly recommend it!
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Helpful Score: 2
A very logical approach, almost as if Julie was sitting beside you explaining how to get organized.
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Helpful Score: 2
Julie is a great author and gets her ideas of time mangement across in an easy to read manner. It is geared toward those who work outside the home.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this book! You can have a list of things you want to accomplish in a day but without a plan of where your spending your time (much like you would plan where you're paycheck is going) you won't be able to complete as much as you could have. Plan, and attack.
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Author of Organizing from the Inside Out -- a good plan.
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Nothing revelatory. Basic common sense, really.