There are lots of resources out there for time management tips, task management tools, and other ways to increase productivity. Time management is very important to us, and one of the resources that we like to find inspiration in from time to time is TED Talks. We’ve put together this list of some of the best time management TED Talks that you can’t miss!
1. Laura Vanderkam: How to gain control of your free time
Laura Vanderkam is a time management expert who studies how busy people spend their lives. In this time management Ted Talk, she explains that many of us overestimate the commitments we have each week and underestimate the free time we have for ourselves. Watch the video now to learn strategies that can help you find more time for what matters to you and start leading a more balanced and productive life!
“We don’t build the lives we want by saving time. We build the lives we want, and then time saves itself.” – Laura Vanderkam
2. David Grady: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings
If you’ve ever been plagued by too many inefficient meetings, then this time management TED talk will speak to you. David Grady addresses the issue and provides some suggestions on how to cut down on those meetings that leave you feeling like you’ve just wasted your time and energy – again. Watch the TED Talk now to learn how to cure bad-meeting syndrome with agenda-based, purposeful meetings.
3. David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips
In this short TED Talk, David Pogue provides some tips for saving time with the technologies we all use. You’ve probably heard some of them before, but you might learn something you didn’t know! There are tips for saving time when you’re using the Internet, your computer, your smartphone, and your camera. You never know when one of these time-saving tips will be just what you need.
4. Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking
Forget everything you think you know about increasing productivity by multitasking. We’ve talked before about how you should focus on one task at a time to increase your productivity and manage your time more efficiently. Paolo Cardini reinforces this in a short TED Talk about how putting your energy into just one task at a time, or monotasking, will increase your efficiency.
“Find your monotask spot within the multitasking world.” – Paolo Cardini
5. Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes
In this time management TED Talk, mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe discusses how taking just 10 minutes a day to refresh your mind is all you need to boost your concentration and increase your productivity. This means doing nothing for 10 minutes – no talking, texting, reading, or even thinking. Just sitting and experiencing the present moment, consciously, for 10 minutes each day can have powerful effects on your productivity and time management skills.
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