Time is relative. No REALLY, it is! If we think about it, we seem to NEVER have time, when we need it most. The mornings where you wake up in a rush to get your kiddos to school, your self ready, and the dogs fed, are not all that different from each other, but why? Even when you wake up super early, there is STILL not having enough time.
When the kids throw blueberries all over the floor, and you didn’t anticipate for this, it’s like time gets even SHORTER! When we do this, we actually shorten the perception of our time, because we are convinced we are already going to be late for the next thing on our schedule.
So how do we get our time back? The following are time hacks to give you REAL results, and more importantly, relief from the “fit it all in” mentality.
1. Schedule time for the crazy.
So, my girlfriend Sally’s daughter, EVERY morning, takes an HOUR to get dressed for school. An HOUR! She has teeny tiny clothes, not many choices, and this seems ridiculous (to anyone without a young daughter). Each morning, Sally and her daughter fight over the fact that she NEEDS to pick an outfit so they are not late, AGAIN. When I suggested she actually schedule an hour for getting dressed, Sally took me up on it with a shrug. To this day, the daughter still takes ALL 60 minutes, but Sally is able to enjoy her daughter in the mornings, instead of fighting with her. She can try on four different outfits, and both Sally and her daughter are at peace. When her daughter gets up in the morning and starts putting on different outfits, Sally and she are right on time, doing EXACTLY what is scheduled for that time.
2. Log your energy
This is a difficult exercise but well worth it! Attempt to log your energy at LEAST once per day if not every 2 hours for a whole month.
Or a week.
Or just today.
When your energy is high, and you feel like being with people, networking, and presenting, make sure you pay attention. We’ve all been asked to be outgoing when we would rather stab our eyes out with hot pokers, right? This is a misalignment of energy, as there ARE times you’d enjoy nothing more. Here’s another insight into why logging more will result in more benefits. When you know which times during the day, days during the week, weeks during the month and seasons during the year you feel different levels of energy, you can actually schedule your outgoing and extroverted activities when YOU’LL feel MOST like doing them. Do you just lie around when your energy is not high? NO. When we feel introverted, and want to be alone, this is the BEST time to do research, write content, schedule, and review work. This too has a time and an energy, as you’d HATE to be pulled out of a networking group where you’re in the flow of meaningful connections, just to sit in a dark room and research for your next project.
3. Be present.
Waiting for something to be over makes time ACTUALLY feel slower. Feeling late to something can make time feel faster. If you can be in the moment of EXACTLY what and where you are supposed to be, doing exactly what’s on YOUR schedule, you’ll hit the time “Sweet Spot!” The place where you control YOUR time. You’re not waiting on it, and it does not control YOU. Mind Blown, I know.
We have been groomed to do as many things in as little time as possible as new technologies emerge, and it makes us do half the work in double the time. Make time yours again, and schedule the whole time to be fully present during the activities that mean the most to you.
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Yours in love and support,
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