Wish you had more time?
People love to say “I wish I had more time.” Maybe you need more time to spend with family or friends, or on home improvements; more time to exercise; or more time to go back to school. So how do you make more time for the important things in your life?
The reality is we all have the same 24 hours. Some just know how to manage time better than others. Here’s how to make time for the important things:
1. Single Task and Focus. Many people find themselves checking a single email. Develop a schedule to check emails in bulk and follow it religiously.
2. Busy does not bring you value. It’s easy to run around completing task after task. Many people view this form of productivity as determining their worth in society. Busy-ness is an excuse and distraction to overlook the things on which you may be afraid to focus your energy.
3. Get and stay organized. Dedicate yourself to an initial cleaning and mass organization of your space. After this initial step, take time each day to clear your space and organize. The clarity of your physical space lends to clarity of mind.
4. Strive for efficiency and effectiveness. Your time is precious and needs to be allocated to the most important things. Use your time to be both efficient and effective. When you are doing any task, approach it within a concept of both maximum efficiency and total effectiveness to reap the best results.
5. Block out time just for you. You must become your top priority. Declare certain times of the day and week that are just for you. This time is yours to center yourself and think about what you are presently encountering in life. Live in every moment, and focus on the present.
Get rid of what does not bring you joy. This can be old items or even toxic relationships that no longer serve you. Be present and genuine in your interactions. Get your groove – this may be difficult initially, but if you stick to it, little by little it will become a habit.