Time Management

Making peace with time

Time is huge. Why? Because everything happens within the time. There is past, present and future time. People can get easily caught up with time. If you are too much in the past, it’s not good. If you are too much in the future it is not good as well. All happens within the now.

Those that call themselves high achievers, like me, I think they struggle with time a lot.

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People want a lot of things to get done in this century. If you are one of them, and it seems like there is no enough time for everything that you want to do, stick with me here, and I’ll help you with that, finally find a peace.

โ€œNever be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.โ€ โ€”Saint Francis de Sales Source

Make a peace with time

Straight to the point

It is overwhelming, I know, but if you decide to change your bed sheets, and it is time to do that, why would you think cooking?

We can’t do two things at the same time. One task at the time. Which one is more important?ย  Food or clean sheets? Food. Then do the food. Only after full belly, change your bed sheets, and then take a nap ๐Ÿ˜€

Be fully present in whatever you do. Think what you do. Watch what you do. Don’t think cooking while you doing your bed. We are not wired to multitask.

I will never forget when I heard Jim Rohn saying how when he was in the office, he was thinking beach with his kids, but when he was at the beach with his kids, he was thinking office. You see now how this is broken? Who does that? Only those that can’t be in the present moment and struggling with their values.

Time is the most valuable commodity

So precious that you are unable to buy more. Once lost, it can never be replenished. Time is also the commodity that is most often wasted by people. -Simon Sinek Source

Really see time as the most valuable commodity. You are never going to be able get back the time. Once used, it will never return, so use it wisely.

Are you big on time? Trying to make the most in time and you really want to be productive? Then continue to read carefully.

Let’s say you wake up hour and a half before you need to leave the house. You have an hour and half to get yourself ready for that task.

First determine and get clear on why you need to go there, what are you going to do, how you are going to do it, who else is going to be there, how long will last, what do you need to bring, and so on and so forth.

What is the next important thing I should be doing

Always ask yourself this question. What is important to me and how should I prepare myself for this place that I am going to.

Do I need to get a shower? Is it important? What should I wear? Is it convenient? …

First, get yourself all dressed up for example, and only then do the jewelry. When you go to the bathroom, do all the bathroom stuff.

If you are in the kitchen, do all the kitchen stuff. While you are waiting for water to boil, make yourself a breakfast, take a bite and prepare the food that you are going to bring with you.

Videos are best on that. Nothing can’t explain you better than the video, better than the written word. I hope video above will explain you better about the time, and how to make a peace with it.

Slowing down will also help you. Don’t do anything in the rush. Practice being in the present moment.

Let’s say you are cutting your vegetables for the dinner. Feel the water washing peppers. Watch how your hands go putting them on a cutting board, take knife, feel the cut… This is being in the present moment. We all think it’s only about cutting vegetables, but there are whole range of the preparations before that cutting act. I hope you get the point?!

You are already successful

Don’t be worry about time. Time is only illusion and we are only passengers.

It is really only about finding what is working for you, that’s all. For me, doing one task at a time really works, it makes me feel I have control over me and the time. It is really that simple.

Are you doing To-do lists?

To-do lists are bunch of ****. We are not machines. We are not meant to make endless lists of the things we need to get done. Luckily, I stopped making to-do lists long before. It made me feel terrible. Sometimes, I didn’t feel like doing some things, and I would usually postpone it, and then make another one, rewrite it, for the day after. Stop doing to-do lists and your are going to feel new born, happy, free and alive.

Did it helped you a little bit this post? Again, don’t worry, just relax. You can even chant yourself these words: “relax”, “relax”, “relax”, “trust” ๐Ÿ˜€

Conclusion:

The fact that you want to make the best out of time, you are already successful. Many people on this planet waste their time, you are not one them, and you are never going to be, so relax.

Do one task at the time. If you are washing your hands, then wash your hands, and from that point on, when you finish washing and drying your hands, you can ask yourself: “What is the next really important move?”

Love,

Maja.

 

Time Management

How To Manage Time Effectively

Time is so precious! Do you understand why? Because you are never going to be able to take your spent time back. It is gone! Scary thing, right?

Scary thing is, that the moment we are born, we are getting older. Isn’t that the scariest?! But it’s true! So it matters how you spend your time.

The funny fact is, that you and me cannot manage time, but ourselves. What matters is = what we are doing now. So learn how to manage you, now!

I think you need to want to be productive, you need to want to get things done, work towards something, because if time doesn”t have any meaning to you, you are just going to be lazy, look for excuses, and you are going to end up nowhere.

Good question that you can ask yourself is: “What is it that I am doing right now, and how is that important, or not important to me?”

The Most Effective Way To Schedule a Day and Get Things Done

What i like to do, is set block of times every day. So let”s say, I woke up at 6AM, and I am going to get ready for the day until 8AM. So 2 hours time to get ready for the day.

In this 2 hours chunk of time, I am going to do all the possible things to get myself ready for the day, no matter what.

I will do my yoga, meditation, journaling, shower, breakfast, make-up, dressing up, priming for the day…

If you want do know more about what priming is, watch my Youtube video below:

Now, what you can do, is jump on the most important or urgent thing or task first. That can be anything. Going for the grocery shopping, bring your kids to the school, answer emails…

When you get this done, now you can jump on one of the other projects for two more hours, then stop. Now again, is it a lunch time and you are hungry? Then eat! Do some stretch! Do whatever has to be done urgent, and only after that, jump on the same project, or a new one, for 2 more hours, and do that until the evening, when is time to go to sleep. I really hope you get the point.

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” — Stephen R. Covey

Below is a-a-amazing video on youtube about how successful people manage their time. What didn”t surprise me at all, is that most successful people don”t do their to do lists, but rather, they work from calendar, they work on the things that are most urgent.

So if you do a To-do list, and if you feel overwhelmed or stressful, just stop creating one, because that is a sign that you should stop.

Rather, create a day like blocks of time. How to do that, read again paragraph just above the title called: “The most effective way to schedule a day and get things done”.

Let”s say you do a To-do list. You do the list either early in the morning upon waking up, or the day before, in the evening. You would put the things that has to be first done, then the second, then the third thing, and so on.

How many times you found yourself stressed out, because for example, the second thing that you scheduled all of a sudden is not that urgent, but rather something else showed up. I believe you would find yourself confused.

“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” – Anonymous

I was one of them – confused people. Putting on my To-do list washing laundry, doing nails, taking shower. That is such a waste of energy and time. Like before you are going to leave the house, of course you will wash your face. ๐Ÿ˜€

Photo by Andre Moura on Pexels.com

Now when I wake up, I do the things around the business task. If I decided the first business that I am going to do is create a youtube video, I will naturally do all the things that has to be done in order to deliver an amazing video such as showering, doing my make-up, nails, etc. I hope you get the point!

Hard Truth

Have you ever heard a clock ticking off, and had that feeling of time running away, the time slipping? It is very scary thing! At least for me.

Do you like the quote above, about not spending your time, but rather investing? This is so smart. Why? Because you wanna go through life and do something meaningful, you don”t wanna spend your time, just for the sake of spending it. You want to invest in your time wisely and do some meaningful stuff.

Read this description below โ†“ about the time management. Source.

Time management is the coordination of tasks and activities to maximize the effectiveness of an individualโ€™s efforts. Essentially, time management is enabling people to get more and better work done in less time.

How do you spend your days? Are you mindlessly scrolling Facebook and Instagram, or are you doing something that will better your future. What is it that is on your mind day to day basis?

Story

I was talking with my work colleague yesterday, about how do we spend our days before work, what we do, and how long do we sleep.

She asked me, like how do I do all this things before work? How do I have time to cook, work on my laptop, time to meditate 15 minutes, do my yoga stretches half and hour, call my mother? And all that before 1AM.

Because these are the things that I value! These are the things that are important to me! And this is me. Scrolling mindlessly through Social Media accounts is not me, and that is exactly why I don”t do these things.

Me is working on my businesses, me is working to better my future. That is me!

Really, what you do right now, that is you. I am not saying that this is going to stay like that forever, but we are all in our point in lives when we feel like doing some things, and yet another, we don”t feel like doing. And that is ok!

So, if you don”t like where you are in life right now, know that you can change, literally in another minute you can become somebody completely different. And that is beauty of life. We have a choice!

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Connect with us in a comments below, and let us know what you think about time management. What are the things that serves you, and what doesn”t?

Thanks for that in advance!

Love, Maja!