You are either reading this because you value your time and will do anything to try and find more of it. Or you are at a loss as to how other people are able to fit so much into their day.
Lets start with time itself. What are your first thoughts or feelings when you hear that word?
I usually get my back up and then my eyes glaze over.
You know why?
Because it seems to be all people talk about today, like it is the single most important commodity that drives humans.
I felt like I didn’t have a hope in hell of finding more time to do what I needed to and wanted to so shut off completely.
Until I stumbled across this great book I was given years ago but just never had the time to read. Well, I sat down and read it one day, from cover to cover. It set me off on my journey to making things work better for me, by finding other people who seemed like they knew what they were doing and trying it for myself.
This is what has worked for me.
1. Get a goal, a clear focus or dream. Something to use as an anchor everyday.
By having a goal it helps you to have focus and prioritise what you need to do and love to do as opposed to all the shady little great areas in between where we worry about this and that. It is in this space that we actually waste a lot of our precious time.
2. Shred the task list and instead work to intentions. This one totally blew my mind. My business coach gave me this wee tool and it is the single most life changing thing that has helped me across the board. I used to get overwhelmed by task lists and had everything on there that I needed to complete, well so I thought. The thing is, those tasks were still taking up precious head space even after writing them down. They were staring at me daily and if I didn’t get to ticking them off that day I would feel like crap and useless. Now I focus on only 3 intentions a day, (not including housework because that is a given and autopilot to some degree, they don’t take up head space). I list my top 3 activities that I know will get me the most gains in my day toward my goal and anything else I get done after that is a bonus. It really stops me from fluffing about.
3. Take action, everyday and use the 5 sec rule. So yes we all know that taking action is pretty logical right, but what about when you just don’t want to? Thats where the 5 sec rule comes in. I had been doing this all my sporting life but didn’t realise it until I came across Mel Robins Tedtalk on the 5 sec rule. Basically she says you have 5 secs to make a decision because after that all of your excuses get the better of you. So nip it in the mud before it even gets a chance. My way to combat this is to remove as many of the excuses as possible, like preparation, of meals or gear I need to get going, or making sure I have all the right information. Its too easy to make an excuse if we have one little piece of the puzzle not at our finger tips right.
All these little hacks have helped me to be way more productive leaving me more energised and just happy which makes me a better person to be around for my kids and family.
Hope they help you too.
As a Mindset trainer I love helping others shift through any mental or emotional blocks that are holding you back from achieving your success, whether it be anxiety, fear, anger and in all areas of life and business. If you feel you are ready to make some changes and needed a bit of a helping hand flick me an email and lets chat to see if we are the right fit for each other.
Remember, There is nothing bigger than myself!
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