I was talking to a client the other day about the most important areas she wanted to intentionally build which was mainly around relationship with spouse, children and her personal development. All of a sudden she realized that it all had to do with TIME MANAGEMENT! If she managed her time wisely then she will be more fulfilled in her marriage and family relationship.
Our whole life is made up of minutes and hours which turn into days, week, months and years. My 24 hours starts with just minutes. Yet, every second of that minute needs to be directed or invested INTENTIONALLY.
Time is a God-given gift to humanity: A free gift to do with as you please. Like every smart millionaire who invests his finances wisely so that he can have a great return on his investment, we have been given the freedom and the ability to invest time wisely so we can get a return on the investment that will cause us to be wealthy, healthy and living a blessed life.
The fascinating thing about this gift is that it is irreplaceable, perishable and, once gone, it is gone forever! Another incredible aspect of this gift is that we have the freedom to do with it as we please.
Who said you can’t manage time? Of course you can! It all starts with who you envision yourself to be. Having a vision is essential in managing time. When you have a vision of where you want to be health wise, money wise, relationship wise, then you begin investing your time wisely so that it can get you the result you are looking for.
Managing time towards your vision is a process that starts with one step at a time. For example, if you have come to the conclusion that having a productive day means that you will need to wake up an hour early, do not try to wake up an hour early the following day. Especially if you are not a morning person. Start with 5 minutes or 10 minutes earlier. Your brain needs to be re-wired to the idea of waking up early. Your WHY will help you stay on track while you GRADUALLY increase the minutes of your early rise.
Taking control of your time and its management is a process that cannot be avoided. Engage in the process of managing time and you will begin to run it instead of time running you.
Nothing is impossible to do when you have a vision and a dedication to who you want to be.
Summer is usually a great time to re-evaluate one’s life and do some mental decluttering. I hope you will take the time this summer to look through those areas in your life that need a better management of time and see how you could possibly make some changes. A small adjustment will make a huge difference to the direction of your destination.
You can do this! Here is a tool that could help you in managing time.