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"The key is in not spending time, but in investing it." - Covey

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The Reason We Are Stuck: Our Direction

Our real problem is not the lack of time, but a lack of direction, as we all have the same number of hours in a day. We think we need more willpower or motivation, but the truth is that we only need direction.

If we start everything at once, trying to take care of our finances, health, diet and learning at the same time, we are bound to crash. That’s a lot of time wasted.

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Time Management

Keep yourself accountable

Making a commitment to yourself helps keep you accountable. 

Write your goals down, keep a to-do list with you, and create reminders on your phone and on your calendar.

Overworking: Addicted To Work

Overworking is defined as indulging in work activities beyond your physical and mental capacity by increasing the workload and number of hours. It usually happens when the organizational structure is gamed to promote deadline-oriented work without providing adequate human resources.

Organizations ensure that the workers provide them with the required output at every cost, giving efficiency and project completion top-priority.

You have over-committed and have no time left. Even if you have time, you sometimes don't see the point in spending time on those tasks.

Typical behaviours:

  • You're multitasking.
  • You get about 70% done off your endless to-do list, but don't see results.
  • You want to spend time will all your favourite projects.

Solution: If a task is irrelevant, stop the task. Use only the best-performing ways to achieve your objectives. Prioritize your goals and work on one at a time. Also, know that you can make progress at a slower pace.

Prioritizing Your Life

Time is of the essence and it is one that does not wait for anyone. Therefore it is our job to make sure that we spend our time wisely.

When we don't prioritize our lives and what's important to us, we won't go anywhere and we won't be able to reach our goals. Our priorities in life should be aligned with our values and our personal goals within the next decade.

Don’t be discouraged even you are being left behind, as long as you are making a progress, you are already making a difference.

The constant state of busyness

We often walk a fine line between feeling challenged with the tasks we set and feeling overwhelmed by them.

Living in a constant state of busyness as a badge of honour can cause stress and damage our health and relationships. And when stress is self-made, it is less likely to disappear.

The lack of true rest

It drains us out of our energy to the point where we're never fully present, fully alive in the moment.

And this could have negative consequences on many level of our lives: our relationships start to lack energy and connection and we sap the joy out of our lives.

Time Management Is Not A Solution

Most people want more done during the course of the day, feeling productive if they have checked more boxes out of their to-do list. Time management has been a fad for a long time, equating productivity with the number of hours spent working.

The way we approach time management is proving to be a vicious circle of wasting time managing time, turning it into a problem rather than a solution towards productivity.

Decluttering is not the same as organising
  • It’s impossible to declutter if you’re not organised: you don’t know if you have 10 versions of the same thing and you don’t know which one is the best of them.
  • You declutter by category, whereas you organise room by room.
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