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An Introduction To Holistic Time Management

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Just as holistic medicine treats the whole person, so holistic time management goes beyond efficiency and effectiveness and applies the strategies necessary to lead a healthier and fulfilling life.
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Holistic time management looks at the total life of the individual as opposed to simply their environment, equipment, methods and personal habits. Just as holistic medicine treats the whole person, so holistic time management goes beyond efficiency and effectiveness and applies the strategies necessary to lead a happier, healthier, longer, more productive & fulfilling life.

Harold recognizes that disorganization and poor time management can be the result of anything that negatively impacts our body, mind or spirit.

In this book Harold explains the role that our internal clock, brain-based executive skills, health, diet, spiritual condition, attitude, interpersonal relationships and lifestyle play in the way we manage our time, and suggests how body, mind and spirit can work together to increase both our performance and our well-being.

  1. What is holistic time management?
    1. Time is not life; it simply measures it
    2. Components of the holistic approach
  2. Consider the whole person, not just their work habits
    1. The trend towards a holistic approach
    2. A new look at an old topic
    3. The same symptoms can reveal different problems
  3. The time management continuum
    1. Time management is a journey, not an event
  4. The hygiene theory of time management
    1. Getting organized does not mean you will excel
    2. A new theory of time management
  5. The clock in your body vs. the one on the wall
    1. Internal time management
    2. Parts of your past are missing
    3. Slowing your perceived pace of life
  6. Treating the whole person
    1. Health
    2. Organization
    3. Lifestyle
    4. Internal body time
    5. Spirituality
    6. Time use
    7. Interpersonal relationships
    8. Cognitive skills
  7. Executive function
    1. The CEO of your brain
    2. Executive skills play a major role in holistic time management
    3. Strengthening your executive skills
  8. Weaknesses that keep you stalled
    1. Response inhibition
    2. Sustained attention
    3. Task initiation
  9. Weaknesses that block your intentions
    1. Planning/prioritization
    2. Goal-directed persistence
    3. Metacognition
    4. Organization and time management
  10. Weaknesses that hinder your progress
    1. Working memory
    2. Emotional control
    3. Flexibility
    4. Stress tolerance
  11. Keeping your brain young and healthy
    1. What to feed your brain
    2. Exercise your brain
    3. Are we over-dosing on technology?
  12. Resources
    1. Books referenced
  13. About the author
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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.