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Time Management and Family Life or Work Life Satisfaction Anne Condon U. British Columbia
Guiding principle: know yourself • what’s really important for you to do over the next few years? • what’s important to those you care about? • what do you love to do?
Using time effectively • creating and maintaining a strong research program takes lots of focus • much of your research time may be devoted to your students • there will be many distracting chores!
Using time effectively: build a great team • everyone is different! be prepared to adapt • set clear expectations and provide feedback (preparing for meetings, managing deadlines, etc. ) • prepare to ensure meetings are productive • respond promptly to others’ needs (letters of reference, award nominations, writing feedback. . ) • foster peer support • celebrate successes • when things go wrong: act promptly; seek advice, support from mentors
Using time effectively: manage the chores • in service tasks, focus on ways that YOU can make a difference • a strategy for learning to say "no”: say "let me think about it”; then assess and consult • beware of wanting to please, CV padding • when you do say "yes", be clear up front about the scope of the job and the level of commitment you can bring
Using time effectively: my favorite strategies • set aside concentrated periods for the important stuff • to use short time chunks effectively: when leaving a task, make a note about what exactly you’ll do when picking it back up • downtime is good
Family time it’s possible - and very rewarding - to have a great family life and a great career
Family time • find a caregiver you really trust, especially during the early years • learn the benefits of parallel processing (oversee kid homework crises while cooking) • foster kids' independence in daily tasks • share responsibility around the house • figure out which things can "give" - no need for perfection!
On balance • some things we spend time on are very fulling, others are draining – there has to be at least as much of the former as the latter • we can do everything we want in life, but not all at the same time
“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time. ” Leonard Bernstein