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Taking Control with Time Management by Janis Fisher Chan, M. J. Weeks

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1Why Take Time to Manage Your Time?

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Learning Objectives

When you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

• State the difference between being busy and being productive.

• Identify your major time challenges.

• Calculate the value of your time.

• List five benefits of improving the way you manage your time.

Here are some of the things people say when asked how they feel about their use of time. Do any of these statements sound familiar?

“I can spend hours at the computer, losing track of time completely.”

“I’m trying to balance my job, my kids, and my life, and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything.”

“I have too many things ...

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