Prioritize, Decide, Set Boundaries: 3 Keys To Time Management
How often have you said, “If I only had more time,” or, “I wish there were more hours in the day?” We say that often implying that, if we had more time, we would get the rest we need or slow down to a more normal pace. But chances are if we did have more hours in the day, we would immediately fill them up with more things to do instead of creating the space we need to take a much-needed break. We don’t really need more time in the day. What we really need are strategies to better manage our time. The concept of time management is not new: most of us have schedules, planners, and reminder notes a plenty. What’s lacking though is the prioritization, decisions, and boundaries needed to ensure the schedule works not just for your job, family, friends and commitments, but the schedule has to work for you as well. I often hear from clients that they are overworked and reaching a burn out point. When I ask them if they have purposely carved time out for themselves, they look at me as if I have just grown another head. Too many of us put time for ourselves last on the list. It slips our minds that, if we get run down (and it really is more of a “when” than “if”), we put ourselves at a higher risk of being out of commission. I’ve often wondered why we are only willing to take a rest once we get sick or reach a point of exhaustion.