A very common problem, no time for anything, I think that most people would love a few more hours a day, I know I would, how about you ? we seem to be always trying to beat the clock…. when we are focusing on being calm, no stress, general well being that clock and our time table do not help. Everyone see’s time in a different way, if we are busy and occupied time flies, but if we sit and just wait for it to be bed time every day, so where do we find the happy line, far to much or far to little….personally I prefer to be totally absorbed in what I am doing, than sitting around waiting for something to happen !
When we work outside the home, it can be more stressful, as so much is expected of us these days, due to cut backs in formacion and staff, and maybe a condition for the job is “Are you able to work under presssure ” what kind of a question is that, if you are saving life’s, well yes we can accept that, we realise that comes with the job, but if we work for example in an office, could it be that we are actually doing the job of maybe two or more people previously…We do now have “time management skills” (But, note you may be sent to this course during your lunch break) these courses are supposed to help you plan your day. However maybe they forget the motivation part,for most people whether working at home or outside the home, motivation is very important, when we have the motivation to manage, your time is more important than the mechanics of time management. You will be amazed what you can achieve through the power of motivation. It’s a case of mind over matter.
Here are a few little tips to help you organise your time in a better way, both at work and in your personal life. And don’t forget to be full of motivation !!
As always, my favourite… A list, with everything you need to do,giving order to urgency and importance. You need to do a day list,a week and a month, on a seperate sheet place your long term projects,goals and dreams. On your day, weekly list, make it as realistic as possible, to be able to complete your tasks, when planning. Balance your routine to obtain a sense of achievement and put you in a positive mind set for the rest of the day, and don’t jump tasks until they are finished. On your larger project list, break it down into smaller jobs.Don’t forget you can delegate, nobody is indispensible!! this way you can concentrate on other tasks, get out of the habit of not being able to say No, only take on what you know you can handle, remember you will probaly have a family that you would like to spend time with,a relationship without time together will go no where, this could be your motivation, getting more time for yourself and your loved one’s, and don’t ever forget to note birthdays and important family dates. You also need to make time just for you, this is time for you to think, be calm maybe even meditate, take a nice bath, all these things will ease the stress away and set you up for the day or a good night’s sleep.Both are good for you, so you get to choose, mornings or evenings.