Do You Value Your Time?

Many of us underestimate the value of time and take it for 111granted because time just goes on and on.  We often say ‘we’ll do it tomorrow’ or ‘l’ll do that when I have time’.

What we don’t understand is that time is a valuable resource– it may actually be our most valuable resource.

You have the same amount of time each day as world leaders, such as The President and the Prime Minister, the same amount of time as successful entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Bill Gates.

Your education, social standing, financial status doesn’t make a difference to the amount of time you get – no matter what happens we all get exactly the same amount of time, 1,440 minutes a day.

Control of time is the key to being more efficient.  It is an important skill to develop so that we can accomplish more tasks than the average person each and every day.

  • So, how do you spend your time?
  • Does your day have a structure?
  • Can that structure be improved?

The first step is to start measuring how long tasks take.

This will give you an indication whether you under or over schedule your day.

The majority of us actually under estimate how long a task will take and that is why we often don’t get everything done we want to complete in a day.

Action

For the next week, whenever you are about to begin a task. Stop and estimate how long the task will take.

Then compare how long it actually took.

You can learn an incredible amount from this exercise.

Knowing how long even basic tasks such as getting ready of a morning may mean you now understand why you are always racing out the door a couple of minutes late.

It will allow you to more accurately estimate how much work you can complete in a day which in turn may change how you schedule your day.

You can do this is a notebook, on a scrap piece of paper or use the time tracking forms on the website www.lifestylerefocus.com.au/free-resources

Thank you and I look forward to sharing more tips, strategies and skills to support you to be more organised so that you too can create a better life.

“Be an inspiration to yourself and

you will be an inspiration to others.”

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