for managing your time more effectively
help you to create more serenity and joy
within your everyday life.
It seems that people are now busier than ever — despite all of our modern conveniences and gadgets.
Sometimes, particularly when we feel rushed and distracted, we look for external solutions to try to improve our lives and make our days more enjoyable.
Often, however, what’s most needed are internal shifts — we need to modify our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about how the world works and our place within it. This is especially true when it comes to: time.
How to Save Time: 4 Solutions for Creating More Free Time in Your Day
Modern life seems to offer an endless and relentless array of potential distractions that impede our productivity and squander our use of time. Fortunately, there are solutions to these chaotic challenges!
These four ideas could help you to use time even better than you do now:
Idea #1: Choose to Believe that the World is Filled with Answers for You
The funny thing about time management is, that the more you angst and worry over there not being enough time, the busier and more disorganized your life will become.
I have a few curmudgeonly friends who seem to see the problems in their own life vividly. They tend to exaggerate when they speak, often using words like “always” and “never.” They seem eager to identify problems, but less optimistic about solutions.
Be careful about how much time you spend identifying negative things and using negative words. The universe has a funny way of giving us more of what we’re doling out.
The truth is, the world is abundant in solutions. Each time you walk out of your front door, there are an exuberantly high number of solutions waiting to greet you, but your lens must be clear enough to see them.
The law of attraction shows us that when we focus on finding solutions with a light heart — instead of dwelling on the problem — our path is made clearer. Hold space for solutions!
Idea #2: Periodically Take Yourself Off Auto-Pilot
No one likes to think about it, but the truth is that: the older we get, the more important it becomes to take care of ourselves.
But how do we make time for extra self-care protocols — freshly-prepared meals, exercise, meditation, quality time with our friends and family — when we already feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day?
In order to find the answer that will work best for you, you’ll need to take yourself off “auto-pilot” for a while, and look at your day — and how you spend your own time from minute to minute — objectively:
Idea #3: Seek Individualized Solutions
In our peculiar, hustle-and-bustle culture, so many of us feel time-constrained and yet no one solution is perfect for every person. Each person’s situation is unique, and each time-management solution must be tailored to fit. Sometimes we need to think differently in order to find creative answers for taking care of ourselves and getting things done!
Idea #4: Track Your Physical Energy
In order to learn ways to use your time even more efficiently and increase your personal and professional productivity, you’ll need to begin to pay very close attention to your physical energy:
- ▸ notice throughout the day, when you’re energy is higher, and when it is lower.
- ▸ what foods increase your energy… and which foods seem to drain you?
- ▸ is your energy naturally higher in the morning, or the evening?
- ▸ do you get energized by being around people, or do you recharge your batteries by spending time in solitude?
Your Time and Your Health are Worthy of Your Enthusiasm
Your time and and your health are two of your most important resources.
When you have excellent health and the time to enjoy it, almost anything is possible. Ironically, most people spend very little conscious energy looking at their time and health objectively or making thoughtful plans and preparations for gradually improving these two essential areas of life.
The simple fact that you are reading this article is proof that you are rising above the times in which you live!
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