Are you good at mastering time management to bring your Soul Intentions into your life, or could you use a little help?
Do you, like many of my clients, find yourself feeling scattered, spread thin; and/or lacking the focus and organization needed to using your time well?
Or are you are good at mastering time management, falling asleep at night feeling satisfied with your day?
If you the latter is you, great! But, if that isn’t you, read on…..
Need a little help? Here are some tips for mastering time management.
- Align your actions with your values. This is a big key to using your time in a way that feels effective, efficient, and satisfying. Otherwise, you will feel drained, resentful, reluctant (i.e., procrastinating) and/or overwhelmed.
- Know, and give priority to, what you value most, i.e. what is in your heart. If you listen only to your head, you will be following those draining “shoulds” and “musts” with no momentum and fuel from your best motivator – your heart.
- Know what motivates you to create new, lasting habits and patterns. Again, this is another critical step in my work with coaching clients.
- Be organized.
Another big key to mastering time management is…..
Many people I work with are admittedly stellar procrastinators, easily distracted, unable to see the bigger picture, unable to see the details in the bigger picture, and/or unable to sort the details and map out their day in a satisfying, manageable way.
So, how do you organize your time?
- Make list of tasks to be completed. Some do this at night for the next day.
- Verify that your tasks align with, or embody at least one of your core values. If a task doesn’t ask yourself if you REALLY need to do it….. You may be surprised at the answer.
- Set your priorities based upon life-sustaining tasks; time sensitivity and deadlines; and those things that you feel most ready, willing and able to do.
- Make schedule. Some find it helpful to do this at night for the next day.
- Schedule time for those big time consumers such as checking email, social media, messages, etc. Yes, some of those ARE important, but I bet you can easily get lost in them, too….. You know what I mean.
- Break your day, and tasks, into small manageable 15-50 minute increments, depending upon the task.
- Schedule breaks every 50 minutes.
Tips for Success and Momentum:
- As you complete a segment of your schedule, acknowledge your progress for a sense of accomplishment to build upon.
- Use your breaks to refuel, i.e. time to BE, vs. doing, doing, doing.
- If you must “DO” on a break, do something that will feel good to complete, but doesn’t require as much of you – fold a little laundry, dust a shelf, pick up a small area, put something away that has been waiting for its home.
Your time is your most precious resource.
You can’t get it back, until you master time travel, which is beyond the scope of this article….
How can you make the most of your time, if you aren’t clear on what is most valuable to you?
And, how can you spend it wisely if you aren’t organized once you have your priorities clear?
I can help you find what is REALLY in your heart, and manage your time in bringing it to life. Apply for a complimentary Discovery Session today to discover how to make the most of your most precious resource. Make your time count!
In my next article I will give you some tips for mastering time management at the next level: creating a more balanced life.