On Life Balance: Protect Your Time

 

Time is the great equalizer.  All of us have the same 24 hours in a day and 168 hours in a week.  What we do with our time determines the money we make, the relationships we have, and our ability to live our lives on purpose.

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How can we guard this most valuable resource?

Here are some practical steps we can take:

  1.  Know where you are going and why.  An ancient scripture says, “Without vision, the people perish.”  If you do not know where you are going, you will not know from what you need to protect your time.  You won’t be able to identify the time-stealers and the time-wasters because you don’t know the good uses of your time.  Everything seems equally important and equally urgent.  So, know where you are going and why.
  2. Say “yes” carefully.  It has been well said that this new era of productivity is less about what you say “yes” to, and more about what you say “no” to.  None of us likes to say “no.”  However, if we casually say “yes” to too many things than we may accidentally be saying “no” to some of the most important things.  So, be sure that your “yeses” are well placed.  The last thing you want to do is wonder where your time went while what matters most to you is left untouched.
  3. Create a “time budget.”  Have you ever gotten to the end of your month and wondered where all of the money went?  You didn’t feel like you overspent.  You actually felt frugal.  Yet, all of the money disappeared…again.  Well, the last thing you want is to feel that way about your time.  Just like we have less money than we think we do and we need to be choosy about our purchases, we also need to be super-careful about how we “spend” our time.  We may be feeling like we are being careful, but if we do not oober-carefully create a plan for where every moment is going, we run the risk of looking back having over-spent in some areas and under-invested in others.
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What are some ways you have found to protect your time?

 

We are in the middle of a series on protecting your health, time, energy, and focus so we can serve others better.  Next time, we will talk about how to protect your energy.  Don’t miss it!

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Christine M. Wilson, LPC
Co-Founder, Think Time

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  • Know where you are going and why.  http://ow.ly/ihCn30jOBux
  • If you do not know where you are going, you will not know from what you need to protect your time.  
  • Identify the time-stealers and the time-wasters. http://ow.ly/ihCn30jOBux
  • Know what are the good uses of your time.  http://ow.ly/ihCn30jOBux
  • If everything seems equally important and equally urgent, you need a clear vision.  
  • Say “yes” carefully.  http://ow.ly/ihCn30jOBux
  • This new era of productivity is less about what you say “yes” to, and more about what you say “no” to.  
  • If we say “yes” to too many things than we may accidentally be saying “no” to some of the most important things.  
  • Be sure that your “yeses” are well placed.  http://ow.ly/ihCn30jOBux
  • The last thing you want to do is wonder where your time went while what matters most to you is left untouched.
  • Create a “time budget.”  http://ow.ly/ihCn30jOBux
  • The last thing you want is to wonder where your time went. http://ow.ly/ihCn30jOBux
  • We have less time that we think we do. http://ow.ly/ihCn30jOBux
  • We need to be choosy about how we “spend” our time. http://ow.ly/ihCn30jOBux
  • We need to create a careful plan for where every moment is going, or we run the risk of looking back with regret.
  • With no plan for our time, we may over-spend in some areas and under-invest in others.

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