When I was a child, minute hand on clock went at a snailís pace. Now there is never enough time.
I used to think answer to this problem was to-do lists. I had one at work, one at home and one for weekends. I prioritized. I delegated. Learned to say no. Still my to-do list grew faster than I could tick items off. And, although Iíd created list to better manage my time, my to-do list seemed to be managing me.
One day my inner rebel had had enough. I put my to-do list away. And you know what? Life didnít end. Things still got done when they needed to. And I found I actually had more time, not less.
The truth is this:
1.What has to get done, gets done, whether you schedule it or not. You will always find time to do things you have to do.
2.The most important things in life rarely make an appearance on any to do list. There will never be enough time to do things you want to.
3.Time is not a sequence of events; itís way you spend your life.
4.When you make time for things you want to do, you will do things you have to do more efficiently.
5.Just because itís urgent doesnít means itís important.
6.You donít have to do everything.
If you too want to get out of to-do tyranny, here are some ideas to try:
1.Make up your to-do list, then put it away. Getting items down on paper stops them from running around and away with your brain. What needs to get done, will get done.