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Hmmm I'm a bit tired this morning - sleepless night or so it seemed! Does that occasionally happen to you and bother you like it does me? It is upsetting because I know that it is easy to almost completely avoid such nights by one little step! Can you guess what I did not do.......
It was the simple step of reviewing the status of things and taking a minute to do the very important "TODO LIST" at the end of my day yesterday. Instead of doing that, I chose to toss and turn, mull things over in my mind and of course make them all bigger and more ominous than one could believe! My "little inner critic voice" was having a great old time at my expense....
Well after an hour or so I just had to give in and get up, make a cup of chamomile tea while I scribbled down all the things that were on my mind! I gave my inner critic the boot and went back to bed. A bit of sleep at last - then the alarm started chiming away.
So right now I am doing my "TODO LIST" before closing the office door and heading to the deck for a BBQ. Lesson learned once again.
Follow my example and enjoy a restful night!
|Where Does All The Time Go?|
|Now how many times in a week do you hear that? Time just slips through our fingers in the most mysterious way.....
If you struggle with the issue of time and effective time management I am going to share some excellent strategies for improving the situation. Like all worthwhile things it does take a concerted effort. You probably have to change some daily habits and you may need to use the Daily Activity Tracker as a tool in the process. For those not familiar with this tool please send me a note and I will send you one with brief instructions.
It is often easy to think that we are most amazing because we can juggle a ton of things at a time - often referred to as multi-tasking. In any given day we may juggle all of those tasks and never be focused enough to finish any of them. Now how amazing is that? When this happens we sigh and say "Where does all the time go?"
Then those of us who are determined and probably workaholics, work on into the night so we can put a couple of check marks on our TODO list. Important activities outside of work are neglected and we feel tired and unhappy time and time again...
Many of you have heard me speak about being a follower of Strategic Coach where I learned about Free Days, Focus Days and Buffer Days. That learning made a tremendous difference to my life hence my applause for this approach. I also acknowledge that for some people this approach needs some modification - so with many clients I have worked on ways of combining it with another approach that many recommend called Time Chunking.
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"The challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves."
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With everything in life it is important to start somewhere. So choose today and take a small step. Plan the time you have tomorrow. Be truly committed to the plan. It will work and then you will want to plan the week
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A Complicated Kindness
Author Miriam Toews
Winner of the Governor Generals Award in 2004.
Truly as enjoyable the second time around. A brilliant writer and a novel that with humour and originality is wonderful from beginning to end.
August 10, 2010
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