Take Back Your Time: How to Regain Control of Work, Information, and Technology

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St. Martin's Press, Nov 5, 1999 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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For every successful person in a perpetual-crisis mode--swimming in papers, overrun with complicated new technology, hamstrung by details, and starving for time--Jan Jasper's Take Back Your Time offers simple, practical strategies for getting back your desk, your peace of mind, and most of all your time.

At last, a clear, practical, and supportive guide to getting out from under the memos, Post-its, catalogs, magazines, e-mail messages, old clothes, and other clutter taking over your space and our lives. Written with a generous understanding of why we hold on to clutter and other self-defeating habits, the book covers:

-Conquering desktop clutter
-Taking your personal time inventory
-Beating procrastination
-Managing information overload-
-Using technology sanely
-Using a day planner to maximum benefit
-And much more.

The result of more than a decade of helping high-powered clients get organized, this is a very useful guide to taming the electronic (and paper) tiger, and regaining control over your life.

 

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Contents

1 Get Ready to Change Your Life
1
2 Setting Priorities
11
3 How Do You Want to Spend Your Time?
21
4 Powerful Planning
35
5 Managing Your Desktop
51
6 Time Mastery
68
7 Beating Procrastination
86
8 The Perils of Stuff
94
11 Taming Technology
123
12 The Corporate Office
147
13 Travel Tactics
168
14 The Added Challenges of the Home Office
178
15 Home and Family
196
16 New Habits for a New Life
221
Resources
231
Index
237

9 Surviving Information Overload
102
10 Effective Filing
110
About the Author
244
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About the author (1999)

Jan Jasper is an organizational and personal systems consultant. She trains clients to better manage their time, paper, projects, and lives. Her articles on getting organized have appeared in New Woman and other magazines and she writes a popular column for the ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors) newsletter.

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