Use Time Wisely
Time is a
paradox for everyone. It’s an absolute, equal for everyone, yet time seems to
work better for some people, but not for others. Those with more time seem to
learn how to manage their assets around time better. Time is a priceless
treasure! Appreciate every moment you have and remember that time waits for no
one. Utilize time the best you can and don’t let it slip through your fingers.
Lost time cannot be replaced, bought or saved - it can only be spent and then
Tips to cherish time wisely:
– Determine what’s important to you and schedule those activities first,
then schedule your other priorities according to your schedule. Avoid
canceling activities you truly enjoy over necessary activities.
– This step is crucial when trying to accomplish something. This is the
first thing to forget when you’re busy and stressed. Life is simple and
easy when you have a plan, plus you become more productive when you have
– Anything you do can be handled by someone else. Look at how much your
time is worth and you may be able to justify delegating more tasks and
chores. You will notice more free time and energy for your top priorities.
– Set daily goals to help you achieve what you want in the time allotted and
set targeted goals to help you achieve them regularly. This also helps
raise self-confidence and increasing your performance levels. Goals help
you maintain high motivation levels.
Structure Your Day
– Keep track and take notes on when your most productive time of the day
is. This peak performance time is different for everyone. Arrange your day
accordingly to maximize your greatest productivity time. Begin to
understand and honor your work style to help you become more efficient.
Value Your Time
– Demonstrate that your words, actions and commitments that your time is
valuable. Others will recognize and show you more respect in turn. If you
don’t value you’re time, don’t expect anyone else to. This makes you value
yourself more and earn more respect from others.
– Find someone who is just as good at your work as you are. Get into a
routine to systemize some of your routine tasks. Replication causes you to
increase your results without wasting extra time and energy and in turn
becoming more effective.
– Find a place for everything in your home and office, this way you won’t
waste time searching for things in clutter which causes extra stress.
Studies show that people who are surrounded by clutter spend 1.5 hours per
day searching for something or becoming distracted. Create a list of what
you need to achieve each day and distinguish what is and is not attainable.
Focus on a certain amount of activities a day you know you can accomplish
and keep your list manageable.
Become Focused in the
– Focus on what you’re working on and you will become absorbed in your work
to increase your creativity and relax more. This free flowing momentum
causes you to get tasks done faster and easier. Make each task perfect
with all your energy instead of splitting your attention.
– Interruptions, distractions, poor planning, over-commitments, ineffective
attitudes and behaviors are known to get in the way. Rather than letting
time control you, take control of your time. Take responsibility to create
stronger boundaries and communicate to others around you.
Why can I never find enough
time in a day?
tend to believe that in one month, time and money will seem to be more available
then it is today. By thinking too far in advance, people forget about the
demands that suddenly occur. We look to the future as ideal - free of worries
and with plenty of time to do everything we ever wished for. This is known as
responsibility overload which causes extra stress in people who are poor
stress managers. We need to learn how to say no to certain commitments and
responsibilities. We need to look at how busy we are in the present moment
before we think about committing to any other responsibilities.
some questions to ask yourself before committing to more responsibilities:
Would I have time to
spend on this today?
What kind of feelings
would I associate with this responsibility or commitment?
If I want to do this,
where can I cut back to make time for it?
Am I doing this for
me or someone else’s expectation?