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The ALPEN method for your time management: Practical tips, examples and exercises

In managing the daily tasks a concrete planning helps. An instrument for this is the ALPEN method. The technology, invented by the German economist Lothar J. Seiwert, does not help with the climbing, but in the process of organizing the day with little effort. What is the ALPEN method and how does it work? Tasks and deadlines The quick start to time management begins with a simple to-do list. Note the following: Activities and tasks you are planning Dates that are already fixed Calls, emails and letters that are necessary. If you do not do all the tasks in one day, re-add the points to your To Do list the next day. Time In the second step, note how much time you will need to complete each task. However, To realistically estimate the time- Not to calculate too quickly, To set a time limit for themselves and It is best to note the dates with the exact time. Keep in mind that reading articles, for example, can take a lot of time. To minimize this reading time, we recommend Speed ​​Reading. Time buffer with schedule Always remember that not all tasks can be done in the scheduled time. Therefore, set fixed periods for which no activities are planned. Unless you like to be constantly in constant stress. We recommend this allocation of time buffers: Scheduling 40 percent of the time as a time buffer makes sense. In particular, half of the time buffer for unpredictable activities should be noted. 60 per cent of the working time can be scheduled as normal. If you can not do all the tasks despite using the 40:60 method, this can have very different causes: Distractions: You may be disturbed at work. Long preparation: For some tasks the training time is very long and complex. Pauses to increase concentration are worthwhile with a great work and learning pensum. Schedule a couple of minutes to recharge your batteries. Continue on

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