The beginning of a New Year always gives us a sense of a new beginning. The truth of the matter is that we can start a New Year – New Beginning, any time we wish. The way we respond to life and not how we react to it is what makes the difference.
The way we manage time reflects on the way we live our life. Are we leading our life or are we being led by life? Time management is really about the way we manage ourselves.
Time is irreplaceable and irretrievable. Once it is gone, it is gone! Everything we do in life takes time. Everything we achieve or work on takes time. Time cannot be saved but only spent.
Time management is the skill we learn so that we can choose the sequence of events in our everyday lives. That is an incredible freedom we sometimes take lightly or to some extent do not realize the powerful gift that it is.
Self discipline is the backbone of managing time well so that we do not miss out on living our everyday life with intentionality.
Here are a few questions to consider as you get ready to begin anew whether in the beginning or the middle of the year!
What must change?
What must change at home, at work, with various relationships to reach your end goal? You cannot have anyone else be responsible for your dreams and desired achievements
What did I fail to design in my life?
You are the architect of your life. What did the struggles and frustrations and events beyond your control teach you that you now need to implement in your life everyday or every week or month?
What was not good use of my time?
There are high level priorities and low level priorities. What goes in which category?
What do I want to continue doing and why?
What habits have helped me that I want to keep and/or increase?
What must I stop doing and why?
What new habits should I begin building and why?
It takes time to process, it takes time to plan, it takes time to make the decision and act. Action is allocating time to what is vital so that you and I are now leading our life rather than life leading us.
Make time to live your best version everyday.
You can do this!
Anna Marangoudaki, MA, ACC
Personal Development Coach