- ⊙ say “no” to material purchases of items you don’t need that are just going to clutter your home or office and require dusting and maintenance
- ⊙ say “no” to social invitations when you’re already behind on your sleep and your other self-care protocols
- ▸ Example A: office meetings are generally believed to be a smart use of time, but it has been relentlessly proven that office meetings are usually too expensive and too inefficient. People show up to meetings not having completed their assigned action-steps from the previous meeting (probably because they didn’t take meticulous notes) and meetings tend to have ambiguous objectives.
- ▸ Example B: many busy people do not meditate regularly because they feel like they’re too busy to meditate… that it’s a waste of time. Again, studies have relentlessly proven that meditation clears and focuses the mind — increasing mental energy and stamina. People who meditate consistently are better thinkers who are regularly inspired with creative solutions to complex problems.
These time management tips
will improve your self-efficiency
and help you to get more done in less time!
Each of us has the same 168 hours in a week. Some of us, however, use those 168 hours more optimally than others.
When you’re using time optimally, it means that your time counts for more because it moves you more steadily toward your short-term and long-term goals. It also means that you work so efficiently that you can allocate a larger percentage of those 168 toward the activities that you feel passionately about and that bring you joy!
The solution is to reconnect with the time management concepts that have worked for you in the past, as well as to learn new time management principles so that can take your efficiency to the next level!
Manage Your Time and Energy Better with Productivity Tips
There are enough hours in the day to do everything you want to do, you just need a new perspective:
Time Management Hack #1: Sharpen Your Awareness about Time
Most of us are convinced that we know how we spend our time during a typical day — but do we, really?
It’s essential that we sometimes “pull back” to a higher-altitude view of our life and instead of working “in” our day, we need to work “on” the day itself, to determine where, when, and how we are expending our energy.
“…what you need to understand about time,
is that saving a few minutes here and there really adds up after a while!”
Time Management Hack #2: Use Productivity Hacks to Save Time
“Productivity hacks” are little time-saving tips that save you a few minutes here and a few minutes there. What you need to understand about time, is that saving a few minutes here and there really adds up after a while! Also, studies consistently reveal that more time is wasted looking for stuff than people realize.
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Time Management Hack #3: Say “No” to Things
Most of us like to think of ourselves as nice people, but sometimes we have to say “no” to people and situations that do not serve our higher purpose.
The person who is most responsible for taking care of you, is… you. It’s perfectly okay to be fiercely protective of your physical energy. This is a fundamental success strategy, and an integral part of time management. Ironically, you will have more to offer the world if you set healthy boundaries and say “no” to things.
Time Management Hack #4: Understand that Time Management Is a Paradox
Sometimes, the tasks you think are most productive are really time-wasters, and conversely, sometimes the tasks you think are the biggest time-wasters are, in fact, extremely productive. This is the paradox of time:
Here’s a photo of my “meditation station” with my yoga sitting-bolster and affirmations workbook, and also a photo of me sitting in the station (yes, in my morning pajamas).
Time Management Hack #5: Realize that All Hours Are Not Created Equally
Unless you live in the rural countryside, you must realize that some time-windows are so congested, that there’s little point in even bothering.
In many places in Southern California, for example, if you have to be at work at 9am, you’ll probably have to leave your house at 8am just to make sure you arrive on time. That’s two hours a day sitting in the car just getting to-and-from! Meanwhile, If you leave your house at 6am, it will only take you 20 minutes. So why not go to bed earlier, wake up earlier, drive to the gym right near your office, sneak in a morning workout, and then zip to your office nearby? In the time that you would have been just sitting in traffic, you have now already gotten your workout out of the way. From a time management perspective, this is a no-brainer.
Or, if you need to do the family shopping once a week — it’s going to take 2 hours longer if you try to do it on a Saturday afternoon, when the lines are longest and the parking lots are fullest. What if you ran errands on your Wednesday lunch hour instead? You’d save at least an hour and a half in one fell swoop!