I’ve never been great at time management.
It’s definitely one of my weaknesses.
I just never seem to be able to judge the time it will take me to do something.
I always think I have more time than I have and invariably I’m rushing out the door because I misjudged again or setting myself up to fail in the day because clearly the list of things I want to do versus what I can actually achieve are two completely different things! 😳
At least in the last year I have stopped looking for organization apps online and use my Wunderlist for my To Do’s and a pad to write out the most important things I must get done each day.
But one thing I have learned over the last couple of years is that for the things that you really want to do but always get pushed to the bottom of the pile because there’s seemingly always something more important to do, will NOT get done unless you make time to do them.
If they are that important to you, you have to include them in your daily schedules.
Exercise for example.
We know that on a daily basis we need to move our bodies, but isn’t it amazing how you can fill up your day with work, family, friends, dinner etc and all of a sudden the day is gone and you didn’t get out for that walk or do that yoga session in your head you planned to do. 🤨
We all have the same period of 24 hours each day.
There is no-one in the whole world that has more time in the day than you have. But different people have different priorities.
So work out what your priorities are. Not your ‘urgents’, your priorities.
The things that you really want to do as opposed ‘have to do’ in a day.
20 minutes of yoga
The outline for the course you want to create
The outline for the book you want to write
Your blog post
Your social media post
I’m just making things up here, but whatever is important to you to move you closer to your goals.
If you don’t prioritize your life, believe me other people will!
Your have to’s will happen anyway because they have to!
So focus on your ‘want to’s’ and all of a sudden you’ll find that time does indeed stretch! 🙂