Does it ever feel like there is never enough time in day? Are you always rushing? Do you feel stressed at end of day? Do you believe that you are not accomplishing what you hoped? Better time management may be answer.
Dr. Respect at http://marcusgentry.blogspot.com says we must ďprotect, organize and prioritize our timeĒ. If you are having any of above listed difficulties, then my guess is you are missing at least one of those elements.
Protecting our time is important. We all have same amount of time in a day. Itís what we do with it that is critical. Do you find yourself doing things you really donít want to do or spending time with people who take more than they give? These are examples of not protecting your time.
Your time is your gift to spend, as you will. You can spend it wisely or you can waste it. Itís your choice. However, one thing you canít do is get it back to do over again.
Sometimes we all do things that we donít really want to be doing but when we do, it should be in furtherance of a bigger goal that we have. Maybe we donít want to be going to work today but we want to collect our paycheck at end of week, so itís something we choose to do to get to bigger payoff.
However, there are things that we do that just arenít important, donít lead to anything and waste our time. Can you think of any activities that fall into that category for you? Do you know that average American watches on average three hours of television each day? How is that for a time waster?
I know when I first got my computer, one of things I unwisely spent my time on was computer games. I donít mean an occasional game here or there. Iím talking about an addiction, an obsession---playing solitaire until 2 AM. If I didnít get that under control, I would have not only been wasting my time, but I would have been wasting my life.
I have three general categories for which I like to protect my time. One is for making progress toward my work/life goals. These are things I do to move me forward in life. These are generally geared toward helping people in some way, generating more clientele, and increasing my revenue streams.
In this category, it is my sincere hope that one day I will have enough income to hire out all those necessary jobs that I donít love to do so that I can focus all my time on things that are my passion but until that time, there are still things I do to move myself forward that I donít totally love. However, I try to get them done as quickly and as painlessly as possible.