If there is one thing most people find the time to complain about it is that they don’t have enough time. Enough time for what? Well, that tends to vary from person to person. Mostly it is just a general feeling of being overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough time in a day to do it all. Of course, once one actually takes a moment to see where every minute goes, it isn’t so much a secret frustration anymore. It is rather like wondering why you run out of money before the end of the month. If you actually took the time to track every penny, the results will likely astonish you. It tends to be that way with your time also.
- One of the great delusions of our time is the concept of multi tasking. People have been indoctrinated and brainwashed into thinking that multi tasking is a good thing when, in reality, it isn’t. Actually, when examined, people who multi task get less done than those people who focus on one task at a time. If you are someone who needs such things validated by science, rather than believing your own eyes, there are countless studies out there showing this. Stop multi tasking and you will begin to see your productivity rise and your level of distraction fade.
- Multi tasking can also leave your mind and your energy a bit sprayed. Have a list, clear and written down goals, for everyday. Make them specific as specific goals tend to accomplished as opposed to just generalizations. This goes for both the short term (your upcoming day) and the long term (your five year plan). Just don’t wander around in a daze. Make your list and see how effective it can actually be. Once your overall goals are established, you just break them all down into baby steps until it is done.
- After examining where every minute of your day goes (via a written journal), you will more clearly see where you can gain more time. Establish a schedule and stick to it. Get up earlier to accomplish some things. Cut other non-productive things from your day like binge watching anything or wasting three hours of your life every day on Facebook. When you cut out the waste, the time appears. When the time appears, you can redirect efforts and goals. Do all of this and, in a month, stand back and look at where you are. You may be pleasantly shocked.
-Written by Kevin Sawyer