There are 24 hours in each day. That is 1,440 minutes that we have to live our daily lives. That is a tremendous number of minutes in every day. What are your thoughts about time? Are you a “I can schedule the time in” person or a “I don’t have enough time in my life” person? What is your mindset about time? Can you look for ways to be more intentional with your time?
Some people are purposeful with their time, and others say time feels like it slips away. It seems that the ones who are intentional have time to accomplish what they want.
If you have 30 extra minutes each day, what would you do with those minutes? What is the most important thing that would give you great satisfaction? None of us are given an extra 30 minutes. But, we can plan for and be calculated with the time we do have.
Ideas to help you be deliberate with time:
- Prioritize what matters to you- time is finite, one must prioritize or know what is most important
- Schedule it on your calendar- treating your priority as you do an important appointment is how you can assure it gets attention
- Add them to your morning or evening routines- slip an extra 15 to 30 minutes into your routine to accomplish the activity
- Set a timer- this helps you to stay focused and on track
- Do what you don’t want to do first- get your least favorite task behind you, this helps reduce procrastination and time wasters
- Hold yourself accountable-celebrate successes, develop a plan for improvement
I was talking to a gal last week. She stated that being aware or conscious of her time helped her to complete what she was hoping to get done. The gal was more purposeful with spending time on her priorities. She was pleased with what else she could add into her day that was meaningful to her.
Looking at the day as full of possibilities instead of obligations can help establish a positive mindset. Also, a coach can help you find ways to be more intentional with your time.