2 Simple Solutions to Create Time!
We all say, “I wish I had more time”. With 2 simple solutions you can create more time for what you need and want to be doing. If we break down our time we tend to waste a lot of it on things that do not serve us well; surfing the net, binge watching a series, worrying about not having enough time to complete a project etc. If we know where our time is most needed and useful we should stick to that routine, but most of us don’t. We create a to do list and slowly check off items whenever we “find time” to do a task or two. At this rate your to do list never gets completed and you just continue to add to it and it is a never ending cycle. In the following system you will learn how to get your to do list done on a regular basis!
T – To do list. Create your to do list for the the upcoming week or two. Write it out in detail.
I – Itemize. Prioritize each task on your to do list. 1 = needs to be done in next day or so. 2 = need to be completed in the next week. 3 = you can delegate or does not seem as important anymore compared to your 1’s and 2’s.
M – Measure each task. Put the amount of time it will take beside each prioritized task. If some are large break them down into smaller steps and measure them.
E – Execute on a daily basis. Schedule each task into your calendar, planner/agenda based on when it is due and how long it will take to complete.
If you take the time to use the above system either every Sunday night or Monday morning you will have the next week or two scheduled. You will be using your time wisely, toward things that you need to get done for work, family or volunteer. When we use our time wisely we create more time for what we want to be doing; quality time with family and friends, travelling, reading, hiking and so forth.
Not sure what your priorities are? There is a 5 step system to help you get on the right page;
I – Intentions. What do you want to accomplish in life?
D – Details. Look at all areas of life; personal, professional, emotional, physical and spiritual. Where do you want to be in 5 years?
Ethics – Do your goals match your values?
Ask – Will this move my career/business forward? Will this benefit my family? Does this contribute to my community? Will this make me money? Does this encourage personal growth? etc.
Steps – what do you need to do to get there, step by step?
Once you have the step by step process add those to your to do list and use T.I.M.E. to make sure you are focusing on what you want in life.
We tend to think we don’t have enough time to do everything we want to do, this is incorrect. If we prioritize and schedule our hopes and dreams into our schedules we will have enough time to accomplish what you want. Goals are fluid and can be ever changing, if you keep on top of them and use the above 2 simple systems you will be amazed at how much you can do in a short time.