I bet if you could change the way you think about time you could change the way you live your life at work and home. I could spout off four great ways to Manage your time, like; blocking certain times of the day to do certain things. Or make a “to do” list that you must accomplish today. Or maybe even encourage you to wake up a half hour early and stay up a half hour later to gain one more hour of productivity in your day. These are all great idea’s, but doing them without understanding how you think about time, or the lack thereof, will only add to your overall stress of just one more thing to do in your life. So, here are Four unique steps to eliminate time Scarcity.
Eliminate Time Scarcity Thinking
When you hurry from one thing to the next, never really experiencing the NOW. It feels as if there is always something else that must be done…Now! Instead of what you are doing. Time is not about discipline, it’s about how you experience time. Slow down, enjoy the moment, even if you’re only cleaning the bathroom. Be in the Now of the experience.
Eliminate negative thinking habit of Time
The more you focus on what you don’t have, the more of that you have. Be aware when you say things like “I don’t have enough time.” “Time is a killer.” “So much to do, so little time.” These are cliché’s that fall out of our mouths without even thinking about it. What you focus on consciously or unconsciously persists.
Create patient timelines
When you over-commit and over promise, there is never enough time. Be patient with yourself and with others. Communicate if you find you are unable to reach a certain deadline. If you have given your word to do something, you should have the integrity to finish, but that does not mean that you cannot communicate and ask for an extended deadline. Perhaps the “fill in the blank….project” can wait 3 more hours or 3 more days or 3 more weeks. You won’t know if you don’t communicate. You are in control of your time. Choose wisely what you fill it with.
Benefits of being Busy
Understand that you may be busy in order to fulfill an internal need. “Being Busy” is perceived as powerful in our society. You may imagine that people think to themselves “Wow, you must be important to be so busy all the time.” But, is that true? Or do we admire those who accomplish so much, seemingly with grace? Mmm? A good question to ponder.
So!!! If you remove the thought as Time as the enemy and re-imagine your relationship with time, just a little bit, you may find yourself in the wonderful position of being Time Abundant!! Enjoy the moment, realize that you are the creator of your reality and at any given moment, you can change it.