When you step back you aren’t going backwards, necessarily.
In fact, sometimes one step back is just exactly what you need to be able to step into your power and move forward.
Here’s a key for making powerful time choices:
Learn to make them proactively.
So, what does stepping back have to do with being proactive? Well, sometimes you need to pause and gather yourself to take charge.
Indeed, everyday events have a way of jostling your priorities and nudging you off track. Have you experienced that? (I think we all have — and quite often.)
When you’re in the driver’s seat, everything feels totally different. Your energy isn’t frayed and scattered. You are fully present and focused on the road ahead.
Step back to make time choices that serve you…
Here are some more ideas to think about. Try them out, as you practice proactive choice-making skills.
- Try finding time by taking some space. Step back. Take a deep breath.
- Setting even a small time boundary really helps you make a time choice that isn’t reactive!
- Others’ urgency is contagious. It’s easy to get swept up in it and suddenly find yourself miles away from your own “To Do List.”
- Don’t let someone else’s emergency control your time choices.
- It’s crucial to remain even-keeled. Don’t react either “for” or “against” whatever pressure is presenting itself, because that puts the “pressure” in charge. Instead, assess the importance of any activity for yourself.
- Remember, you are in charge!
How does it feel to step back and not react?
What surprised you as you practiced this skill?
And here’s something that will help…
Time is pure potential. You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone. That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices!
If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template: Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!” There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.
Let’s explore time together …