In a little less than 4 months and it will be the end of 2020! For some of us, it will be a relief.
The beginning of a new year always gives us a sense of a new beginning. The truth of the matter is though, we can start a new year 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. You and I can allocate or reallocate time to what is of various levels of priority to us.
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.
2020 was a year of unexpected change, disorientation, loss but also an opportunity to re-evaluate our lives. How are we going to close the year? Here are a few questions to consider as you get ready to close the year.
What must change?
You cannot have anyone else be responsible for your dreams and desired achievements. What must change at home, at work, with various relationships to reach your end goal?
What did I fail to design in my life?
You are the architect of your life. What did the pandemic 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 you 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.