Is Time On Your Side?
Time is the most precious commodity we have. As I have gotten older I have learned the hard way just how precious time really is.
We’ve all heard the saying time flies and Life is short, but have you ever really thought about what that actually means in relationship to your life?
This is the definition of time management on Wikipedia:
Time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity.
Sounds simple enough, just manage our time to increase effectiveness and productivity. Right? Well, as it turns out it isn’t quite that easy. We are all so busy and life is pulling us in so many directions, do you catch yourself saying “I don’t have time”? What if you did have time to do the things that were important to you? Not everything but the things that really matter.
In my new book Kick Ass and Have A Life we learn how to remove the belief that we do not have time and replace it with life skills to make time for the things that matter. I can’t wait to share this life changing information with you! We all have the same amount of hours in a day and yet some people manage to exercise and eat healthy, vacation, have successful careers and more, how the hell do they do it when some of us barely have time to take a shower?
Time management is the key and knowing exactly how to implement these tools changes everything! At the end of your life when you do not have the opportunity to go back and change your path what will be the things that you are grateful to have spent your time doing? I believe this is an important question to ask yourself now when you do have the time.
Here are some suggestions on things you can do to improve your time management:
Guard your time as though your life depends on it, because it does. You know those people that talk too much and don’t really say anything? Decide that those people don’t get to dominate or waste your time. Communicate with them by e-mail only and always start with “I have an appointment but I wanted to get back to you”
Decide who you will spend your time with schedule the time and be present. Easier said then done, but so important!
Schedule time for yourself. This sounds simple, but it is one of the hardest things to do. Take care of yourself and then you can take care of others, just like on the airplane put your oxygen mask on first before helping others.
Beware of the "Time Suck”. This applies to the mindless activities we do that are not productive but suck our time away, this includes scrolling on social media, gossiping with a friend, shopping online, we all need down time but mindlessly wasting our precious time doesn’t serve us well.
Everyday each of us are called to make a choice on how we choose to spend the hours in each day. When planned correctly we can strategically create the life we desire and to have the time to do the things that matter, the things that we will not regret.