Time is your friend

To be the very best at time management, you must make time your friend. You have an abundance of time in your life, work with it, enjoy it, respect it, and make the best of it everyday.

There is so much you want to accomplish and, by planning carefully, you can ensure that you have the time to do everything you desire.

Thinking of time as an hourglass is not representative of the way it should be viewed.  Instead, imagine all of the sands of time spread throughout an enormous desert.  You can see it extend in every direction.  You know that you can accomplish everything you desire.

Place priorities on the goals in your life.  The things you most want to accomplish are given your attention first.  This allows you to make sure you have the time to do the things that are most important to you.

Certain tasks in your life may need to be completed in a limited time frame and you have to accept that.  Give yourself deadlines and stick to them.  This ensures that your time is not wasted.

When you work with time and respect it, you have the ability to balance your life.  Giving yourself the time to pursue your personal desires, to fulfill your work responsibilities, and to devoting attention to your family are all important uses of your time.  Learning to gain the right balance is important.

Be thankful to have found friendship with time.  By making the most of it, you will be able to make the best life for your loved ones and yourself.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Have you prioritised the goals in your life so that you can make time for the things that are most important to you?

2. How can you remove time wasters from your life?

3. Do you respect and value the time you have been given?

Till Next Time

The Time Doctor – Mike Gardner

Mike Gardner aka ‘The Time Doctor’ and is highly regarded as one of the UK’s leading Time Management and productivity specialists. As well as being regularly featured in both online and off-line media outlets around the world, he is the author of the best selling time management book, Business Owners: Your Family Misses You. He regularly speaks on topics that are congruent with his mission of helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive, whilst still balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, a Dad to Neil & Emma, a hubby to Wendy and in his role as an Officer with the reserve forces, he has completed operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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