Thursday, January 7, 2016

Getting More Time

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Have you ever thought: “Gosh, I wish I had more time.”? If you haven’t, you aren’t human. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we don’t have enough time. Sure, some of us have to work more hours per day than others, leading us to believe that those who work less have more time to accomplish other tasks, or enjoy personal endeavors outside of work…WRONG!

Psychological research actually shows that people who are busier and have less spare time are actually the ones who are more successful at tackling extra personal and random tasks. Meaning: When we have less free time, we get more done…huh!

I have seen this phenomenon play out in my own life; When I know I have a busy week ahead of me, for the sake of not feeling overwhelmed, I proactively begin planning out my days more intentionally. I take time to open my planner, plug in all of my scheduled appointments and begin plugging in all of the other chores and tasks that I would like to accomplish that week as well. Resulting in a more thoroughly planned out week. Almost every hour of my day gets accounted for, and I have a “Plan of Attack” mindset.

Now, if I don’t feel as busy, I typically don’t feel the urgency to be as diligent with planning out my days; Therefore, I don’t get as much random (but important) chores/ errands accomplished.  Use that surge of stress from feeling overwhelmed to motivate you to be proactive and plan out your week. You will be impressed by how much you get done.

If you would like me to create a tutorial on how to get the most out of your planner or calendar, comment down below!

PS. Happiest of Birthdays to my friends Patty & Susanna! I love you ladies. 

1 comment:

  1. I too always wonder by the end of the day that there should have been more time to complete the tasks. It is better to do planning ahead to utilise time in best way.


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