How to Manage Your Time
Time management was something I didn’t even know that I was horrible at. I used to think that I was a creator…a dreamer…a unicorn and that time management would box me in or restrict my freedom or stifle my creativity.
So, I lived my life going in one direction one minute, then shifting to another direction and was all over the place. I was working 10-hour days (and I mean I was LITERALLY working 10 hours a day) and only getting a few things checked off my list.
I was tired and wondering what I was doing wrong. Why was I constantly overwhelmed? Why did I never have enough time?
It was not until I fully embraced and committed to a new belief system around time management (instead of resisting it), that I started to understand that it takes more energy to remain in OVERWHELM than it does to get ORGANIZED and manage your time. It takes as much energy to make up the plan as you go along as it does to make a concrete plan.
You see…and this is going to sting a bit…overwhelm is an UNCONSCIOUS strategy.
What finally got me to commit was knowing I was only operating at 60% of my possibility and potential. And I wanted to use every tool to find my 100%.
Once I started embracing and managing my time, I was able to get MORE done in a SHORTER amount of time, BUILD my dream faster, INCREASE my revenue, HAVE MORE family time and live a MORE FULFILLING, 360-degree life
Proper time management gives you more grace and ease and actually creates more time. So, here is a brief overview of the tool I use that transformed my life called TIME BLOCKING.
In a nutshell:
- I block out my day from 6am to 11pm in chunks of time allocated to different things. Some are 30 minutes, some are 90 minutes, and some are 2 hours.
- I make a list of my key tasks that I do every day and slot them in depending on the time involved.
- I rename each task based on the outcome (so instead of checking email, I might call it “looking for opportunities” or instead of working out, I put “snatching my sexy back.”
- I add a 15-30-minute additional cushion to each task so that I have some extra time built in.
- I also add in a couple of 30-minute chunks that simply say “BREATHE” – seriously!
- I check my email (or rather “look for opportunities”) twice a day at set times.
- And if there is not a specific task, I will create buckets called “CEO Time” or “Home Time” so I know that time is dedicated toward working on my business or spending time doing things around the house
Remember, this is your home. Here, we have DYNAMIC, RICH and COURAGEOUS conversations. So, please keep talking to me, I’d love to hear from about your challenges with time management and your biggest #BOL (breakthrough out loud) moment from this episode. What hit home for you? How can you benefit from incorporating time management into your life?
In fact, I’d love for you to declare in the comments below that you are #COMMITTED to try time blocking or another tool that works for you. You’ll be amazed how it will transform your life the way it did mine.
I LOVE you. I BELIEVE in you. And I will always be your sister in Prosperity and Possibility.