Modern life was meant to be about having more leisure time.
We were meant to be surrounded with cool gadgets that did all those jobs we hate to do, and life was going to be about sitting around watching grass grow, or relaxing with a cocktail by the pool.
Instead it’s become more and more frenetic. With every new device created to make our lives simpler, the pace speeds up.
Take away ten hours a week to hand wash all our clothes, replacing it with an hour tops to use a washing machine and dryer? We get some other work on our hands.
Get a cool new gadget that let’s you surf the net anywhere? Suddenly people want us to call them at all hours of the night and day, and our off time seems to disappear into a huge abyss.
Of course we all have the same amount of time in the day. But some people struggle to get even the simplest of tasks completed while others can work a weeks worth of jobs into one single day. Time can be our worst enemy or our closest friend.
If you are struggling to find the time to get everything in order, if you want to find a way to accomplish a few more dreams and release a few of those huge tasks that seem to be forever hanging over your head, then making time work for you is the key.
Time for a little honesty first. The problem with time isn’t a problem with time at all. It’s all about just how organized you are. The hours, days, months, years we have are the same our next door neighbours have too. It’s about finding how to make time work for you.
Over the years you will have developed techniques to help you manage time. Often we get caught in patterns of behavior that can make things worse rather than better. Or you may have once had strategies that worked but life has changed around you and those old strategies just aren’t working.
The more responsibility you have, the bigger your dreams, the more you need a handle on time. If you’re unemployed, without children and don’t have a lot of responsibility, then your time issues are likely to be far less than a person in a managerial role, opening their own business and running a family home as well.
To work out just where your time is going, we first need to work out just how organized you are. This great little book on time management can help …
Making Time Work for You
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