Time is the great equalizer. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day and 168 hours in a week. While of course many factors influence success, one thing you can always control is how you spend your time. If you can find more time, you can influence the money you make, the relationships you have, and even your ability to fully live your purpose.
How can you find more time? Here are three practical steps you can take today:
- Know where you are going and why. In my opinion, the number one mistake people make in not finding time is not clearly defining what they want. Clarity helps you to recognize opportunities and creatively find solutions around your obstacles. By defining your “yes” you also define what is “not yes”–those little distractions that steal your best energy so you are left without energy for what matters most.
- Say “yes” to a very few things. No one likes to say “no.” However, if you casually say “yes” to too many things than you may unintentionally be saying “no” to the best things. Don’t fall into the trap of wondering where your time went while your most important dreams and goals remain on hold.
- Give every minute a name. Just like you would create a budget for our time, be sure you have a plan for how you want to spend your time. You could call it your “time budget.” Use the Routine Worksheet in your Think Time Planner to create your Dream Routine that will help you achieve your ideas and goals.
What are some ways you have found to find time?
This month, we are talking about how you can find time, energy, and focus for what matters most.Next time, we will talk about how to protect your energy. Don’t miss it!
Christine M. Wilson, LPC Co-Founder, Think Time