Once again, I am pleased to present the second of a two-part series of articles by guest writer, Mr Galba Bright. To view an illustrated presentation of this article on Emotionally Intelligent Time Management Tips, go to
Galba Bright resides in Jamaica. He is the Caribbean’s leading provider of Emotional Intelligence Learning Programmes and Knowledge Products.
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Smarter, Not Harder – 10 Emotionally Intelligent Time Management Tips … by Galba Bright
You’re living in an age where far more is about how your mind and brain work than ever before. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) studies show that how you think, feel and act are intimately linked.
Daniel Goleman, author of the 1995 book “Emotional Intelligence, Why It Can Matter More Than IQ” defines Emotional Intelligence (EQ) as:
“The capacity for recognising our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships.”
Use these 10 Tips and take control of your time and your life.
1. Solve work problems while you’re asleep. Ask your mind a question at the end of the day and expect a meaningful answer when you wake up. Many people report that they’ve achieved dramatic results by putting their subconscious mind to work.
2. Stop multi-tasking. Trying to do too many things at once and switching frequently between many tasks has been shown by many studies to reduce productivity by between 29% to 53%.
3. Sip iced water throughout your working day. If you drink as little as 4% – 5% below your optimal water requirements, your concentration and performance can be reduced by as much as 30%.
4. Produce a prioritised to-do list. Write it out, keep it on your PDA or store it on your computer. It’s far easier to achieve plans that you’ve made visible than those that just stay in your head.
5. Refer to your to do list frequently. Tick off the completed items as you finish them. This gets you actively involved in your tasks. It also strengthens your emotional commitment to their timely execution. It’s a very practical way to keep yourself motivated.
6. Write down your lifetime goals. When you make your goals explicit, you’re far more likely to achieve them. Your subconscious mind will get to work on achieving your goals without you really even knowing.
7. Review your lifetime goals at least every quarter. Stay on track and make sure that they’re in harmony with your values. Your goals may also change as you grow older and wiser.
8. Do high priority work when you’re at your peak. Structure your working day so that you do key tasks at the times of the day when your mind is most clear and your energy level is at its highest. You’ll save hours and gain even more time when you make this a regular habit.
9. Make fun of your fears about work. Be playful. Ask yourself “what is the worst thing that could possibly happen?” Let your imagination run wild, don’t hold back, be as ridiculous as possible. Do you see how absurd your fears are? Now get on and do the thing that you made you feel fearful in the first place.
10. Learn from your failures. Don’t waste time and energy blaming yourself if you don’t implement your new tips perfectly the first time. Keep on practicing. Focus on the tips that work for you and work out how to make them regular habits.
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(Referring to our last newsletter “Six Things You Must Know About Emotional Intelligence – by Galba Bright”)
Really good edition this month! … Patrice
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