Behavioral Techniques for Managing Your Time with Janis Allen

The Behavioral Techniques for Managing Your Time series explains, from a behavior analytic perspective, our own behaviors and behaviors of other people that use time productively or waste time. Your time is filled by behaviors—yours and other people’s. But is your time filled with productive behaviors? Or is it filled with other people’s priorities and your own fun procrastinations? When you abandon your own priority tasks and give your time to outside influences, you’re inadvertently procrastinating your own priorities. To a large extent (much larger than you may think), you can control your time if you accept these two principles: 1. You can largely determine and limit the time you spend on specific tasks, and 2. You can influence how much other people’s behaviors use (and perhaps waste) your time.