Keys To Time Management: The Power To Choose
I think we can all agree that this year has presented significant challenges.
Yet something that hasn’t been discussed quite as frequently are the conflicting challenges that come from being home-bound more often than normal. Whether it’s work, family, homeschooling, errands… the list goes on. The responsibilities are endless, and often overlapping. So, how do you prioritize them all?
Keys To Time Management: How To Prioritize
Believe me, I get it. More often than not my to-do list can feel overwhelming, and I’m just not sure where to start. And when I find myself in that position, I pause to remind myself of the power of choice.
Repeat after me: We have the freedom to choose.
You are in full control of how you choose to react and respond to tasks, situations, and events that are thrown your way. And that is a powerful reminder to yourself of when it comes to your time management techniques.
How To Manage Time Wisely
It’s easier said than done for me to just tell you, ‘Choose your time wisely.’
Yet when you mindfully step back and look at what really matters across your life, time management through the power of choice starts to become more clear.
Time Management is ultimately assessing what matters.
Specific categories to look at are:
- Who matters the most?
- How can we bring loved ones into our daily tasks and priorities?
- What do we need to do differently?
- How can we stay true to who we really are?
And the last big one… what do we need to say no to?
Keys to time management: evaluate your time
I want you to take a few minutes to honestly ask yourself the above questions. Write them down, if that helps. From there, you can start to make better choices around time management, through the prioritization across your life.
Assess what matters. Ditch what doesn’t, or change what you can do differently. From there, you will begin to take back control and power that you have with the freedom to choose.
I’m going to leave you with a quote from a powerful book called Essentialism.
“Our highest priority is to protect our ability to prioritize.”
– Greg McKeown
Protect your freedom to choose, and prioritize. You’ll thank yourself in the long run.
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