Are you always wishing you had more time available to you? The truth is, you probably have plenty of time. Everyone receives 24 hours each day AND there is a reason why some people are accomplishing so much more and are still able to be on time for all of their commitments.
These reasons could be why you feel that you never have enough time:
- You aren’t prioritizing in a way that truly benefits you. What is the most important activity you must do in order for you to accomplish the ultimate payoff? If you are not regularly asking yourself this question, you are not getting to the heart of owning your time and effort. It is easy to stay very busy but fail to accomplish much.
- You waste time. Let’s be honest here. Are you truly utilizing the time you have? This isn’t just a procrastination issue like not wanting to do the task you hate doing. It has more to do with those time wasters that are the time sucks, such as those individuals who always ask, “Do you have a second?” or not removing the things from your life that don’t actually fuel your passion, purpose and/or ultimate payoff. Set your boundaries, communicate your boundaries, and be consistent with your boundaries.
- You haven’t determined and stuck with techniques that keep you organized. When you aren’t organized, everything takes longer than it should. You spend time looking for that ‘one email’, car keys, searching for files and trying to pull off the things at the last minute. Make a dedicated effort to organize your life and yourself. There are so many resources available, pick one, and stick with the tools for 30 days. If it works, awesome! If not, learn from what did work and try another for 30 days.
- You aren’t starting your day early enough. Most of us do little in the evening. That time is largely wasted binge-watching or scrolling through social media. That is why so many highly successful people skip the evening hours by going to bed and waking up extra early. Our brains tend to start the process of ‘shutting down’ and wanting to rest by the late afternoon, whether you started your day at 9:00 am or 5:00 pm.
- You haven’t ever tracked your time to know how you spend your day. Keep a simple journal and record each hour of how you spent the last 60 minutes. You will be surprised at what diverts your attention away from the necessary things you need to be accomplishing.
- You didn’t plan for your day. Your day should not be random or determined on the fly. To get the most out of your time, it is necessary to have a plan for the day. Make a detailed plan for your day before you go to bed. Spend your day executing that plan as well as you can. Review what you accomplished, what your wins were and where else you can eliminate timewasters (or delegate).
Make the most of your time by prioritizing, removing distractions, and learning how to focus. You have all the time you need if you’re willing to make the necessary adjustments to yourself and your life. You have 24 hours each day. Ensure that you’re using them wisely!
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