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Internal time management: slowing the pace of life

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In this book, time management expert Harold Taylor uses a holistic approach to time management to explain how you can prevent this from happening by managing your internal time.
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Why does time seem to pass more quickly as you get older? Is there a way of slowing down the perceived passage of time? Why is a large part of your life missing from your memory? How can we work with our biological clock to improve the way we manage our time? These questions and more will be answered as time management expert Harold Taylor explores not clock time, but internal time, and how we can practice the greatest time management strategy of all – living longer and healthier with our memories fully intact.

Drawing on recent brain research and his own life experiences, he demonstrates how, through a more holistic approach to time management, we can actually influence the perceived passage of time so that looking back in retrospect, we can recall a long, fulfilling and meaningful life.

  1. Time is in the eye of the beholder
    1. A brain’s-eye view of time
    2. Lose your memory and you lose your past
    3. Your brain is your timekeeper
  2. Slowing down your perception of time
    1. Our brains filter out the spam
    2. Have goals that are meaningful to you
    3. Add variety to your life
    4. Don’t multitask
    5. Don’t rush needlessly
    6. Wherever you are, be there
    7. Simplify your life
    8. Exercise both your body and your brain
    9. Get enough sleep
    10. Follow your biological clock
    11. Control your own life
  3. Have goals that are meaningful to you
    1. Make your milestones memorable
    2. A planner is essential for goal achievement
  4. Add variety to your life
    1. Have multiple milestones i n your life
    2. Spend more time with people and less time with things
    3. Don’t overdose on technology
  5. Don’t multitask
    1. Stop overloading your brain
    2. You could lose more than memory by multitasking
  6. Don’t rush needlessly
    1. Slow is not a bad word
    2. The downside of technology
  7. Wherever you are, be there
    1. The importance of mindfulness
    2. Write it into your memory
  8. Simplify your life
    1. A matter of choice
    2. The balancing act
    3. The fulfillment curve
  9. Exercise your body and your brain
    1. Keeping fit includes the brain
    2. Keeping your brain healthy
  10. Get enough sleep
    1. The dangers of sleep deprivation
    2. Aim for 7 to 8 hours sleep a night
  11. Follow your biological clock
    1. Doing what comes naturally
    2. Take advantage of your high energy times
  12. Control your own life
    1. Lack of control gives stress a foothold
  13. Living longer as a time management strategy
    1. Age is a state of mind
    2. If you retire, retire to something
    3. Productivity is not age-related
  14. An emerging priority
    1. Don’t be seduced by technology
    2. Merge high-tech with high-touch
    3. Leave time for creativity
  15. Epilogue
  16. Reference books for Internal time management
  17. About the author
A book that preaches sanity in today's insanely rushing world.
The author presents insightful information to improve one's time management.
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About the Author

Harold Taylor

Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a Quality Control Supervisor and Plant Manager in industry for 12 years and a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 35 years. He has written over 20 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work for You. He has developed over 50 time management products, including the popular Taylor Planner, which has sold in 38 countries around the world. He has had over 300 articles accepted for publication.

A past director of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Harold Taylor received their Founder’s Award in 1999 for outstanding contributions to the organizing profession. He received the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 1987 from the National Speakers Association. In 1998 the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers inducted him into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. And in 2001, he received the first Founder’s Award from the Professional Organizers in Canada. The award has been named in his honor.

Since 1981, when he incorporated the original time management company, he has personally presented over 2000 workshops, speeches and keynotes on the topic of time and life management. 

Harold lives in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. He writes e-books for (25 to date), some of which have been translated into other languages, publishes a weekly blog at his website (also posted on Facebook & Twitter), a quarterly time management newsletter for his 2000 plus subscribers, sends out weekly tweets, and speaks to senior’s and other groups on “growing older without growing old” in addition to “time and life management.”

He is active in his local church, a member of the board of directors of Sussex & Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Fundy Silverados Friendship Club, writes a column on business in the Kings County Record, and performs additional volunteer work in his spare time.