Thursday, May 23, 2013

Want To Maximize Your Time? - Think Differently About It

Think Differently About It -- Change Your Mind-set   

Remember - What you think will dictate how you behave.

You know, we toss around the words "time management" a lot these days. And you can certainly find plenty of information on how to do it better. It is one of the most searched keywords on the web. And as I work with people on getting results and being productive it's sometimes treated as just one more thing to deal with in our professional and personal lives.
BUT...it's much more important than "just one more thing." With that said, I want to suggest a couple of new ways to view the subject of time management. Why?  Because our relationship to time will make all the difference in how we use it, our degree of life satisfaction and ultimately how our lives unfold.

And that's the first mindset suggestion -- see yourself as having a relationship to time. Yes, a relationship and in this relationship you will treat it with love, respect, and care. I bet you've heard the phrase, "Respect my time." Many people don't respect their own time let alone others. You will be sensitive to it, aware of it, honor it and treat it wisely.

This leads to mindset #2 -- let's reframed the phrase of time management and call it life management. This is an essential time management tip! Time management IS life management! Personal time management IS personal life management. This just has a whole different ring, feel and level of importance to it -- in fact will create a different relationship to it.
In reality, time is life. One minute is a segment of our lives. You know…that’s a BIG DEAL. Five minutes go by – it can’t be captured again. It’s gone forever. Think about that. If we take that truth to heart I will venture to say we’ll manage our lives much differently.
How?… perhaps say no to the trivial more, not waste time thinking about things or situations we can’t change, assert our choice in how we spend our time at home, and create better boundaries with those who are not time aware.
Embracing this critical truth can impact so many meaningful areas. It's your choice and it all begins with a renewed mindset: I have a relationship to time and time is my life!

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