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The anatomy of time-wasting assumptions.


Right now, I am writing another book on goal-setting.  More elements that are factored into a person’s effort to maintain personal goals have occurred to me with each sentence I construct.  There are so many experiences which I can attest to regarding how assumptions of other people’s behavior can get in the way and waste time.  I put in an example concerning my tendency to pout and grumble when someone else is using the laptop and I am wanting to write.  Sometimes my want

is driven by a blind passion to create.  By blind I mean letting my frustration build up with every moment I don’t get to do what I want.  My brain isn’t connected to my mouth at the time.  I start thinking “She (my wife) could care less if I ever get to write!”

Instead of scheduling a couple of hours in the evening to write and telling Christy way before this appointed time, I get into the habit of relying on impulse.  This results in me wanting to tackle something in the middle of her activity.  So here I go with the silent, festering angst which slowly builds up by each consecutive moment that my fingers aren’t hitting the keys.  Passion and a spin-cycle of fabricated “unfair” thoughts have a strangle hold on my tongue, of course until I decide to say “Christy.  I need to get on the laptop” and see what happens.

David W. Peace

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Time management in psychotherapy sessions


Aside from making sure that therapy sessions are actually effective, I also want to facilitate conversation or play in a way that uses time management.  The Jungle Pack workbook is with the intention of helping other therapists tune into their client‘s struggle with themselves and each of the multiple environments (school, home and community).  The prompts which cover universal situations for human beings of any age, gender and circumstance are meant to draw out conversation items.  On a week to week basis, I and others in my field are faced with a client’s sense of confusion and struggle to set priorities for conversation.  I will go ahead and speak for the lot of us and say that a therapist’s aim is to help the client (or consumer) to quit spinning his/ her wheels and move ahead.  Time management and having an anchor for conversation go hand in hand for effectiveness in the direction of feeling better and out of idle.

David W. Peace