How many times have we said, “If there were just more hours in a day then I could get everything done I want to get done.”? What are those “things”? In the ideal world, how many hours in a day would that require to get everything accomplished?
Sometimes it takes doing an inventory of exactly how we are spending our time. What activities are we prioritizing over others? For most, perhaps it is the thought that there are so many priorities in our life that it becomes overwhelming. When that happens, it is beneficial to take an inventory of how we are spending our time. What are your time wasters? Spending time on social media? Feeling that you must respond to an email immediately? Watching television? Reading/watching the news? Now don’t get me wrong – I’m all about being informed. The question is – how much does it take to be informed?
Perhaps it is mindlessly surfing the internet or spending time with people who are not bringing value in your relationships. Maybe it is spending time wanting to please other people in your life instead of focusing on yourself. Or getting bogged down in decision-making because you strive to be perfect before taking action to move forward.
It can be many of these things. If you are facing challenges on wanting more hours in the day, an action is to take an honest inventory of how you are spending your time. Track it. Look at it. When you do, ask yourself this question – “Is what I’m doing now bringing value and moving me forward in the areas I want in my life?” You may be amazed at the time wasters in your life.
Each of us has different priorities in our lives. What is important for you?
For tips, tools and resources on time management, give me a shout.
p.s. For those of us in the States, most of us are “falling back” this weekend and gain that extra hour. How do YOU want to spend that extra hour this weekend?
Amy Gamblin – Helping career motivated people discover what they want and gain passion to achieve their purpose.