The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
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Boundary setting is a skill that is vital, not only to your time management success but for living your life to its fullest. It empowers us to shape our moments and sharpen our focus.
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Finding time to stay on track, especially if much of your work must be done on-line, can be a very big challenge. There are so many potential distractions that can pull you away from your planned work. Do you notice that you ‘lose time’ when you’re at your computer? It’s a very common problem and may well be your biggest time drain.
But don’t worry! Here’s one simple and sure-fire way to keep yourself focused and on track when you sit down to work at your computer: Use a timer!
There really is no better way to create time boundaries for yourself so that you can stay focused and on-track. There are lots of different kinds of timers that you can use – some on-line and some of the egg-timer variety. Both can work just fine; I personally prefer the egg-timer type, as I can use it to stay on track, not just at the computer, but when I’m doing other things around the house and farm.
For accomplishing tasks that require a lot of focus, I like to set the timer for no more than 20 or 30-minutes. Then, when it goes off, I get up and walk around a little bit, or do some stretches. It’s important to give yourself frequent “movement breaks” when your work is primarily sedentary. This refreshes your body and your mind, enabling you to return to your task with renewed energy.
I think you’ll find that your ability to stay on track is greatly enhanced when you work in shorter increments and give yourself clear boundaries. You’ll begin to establish a rhythm that both your body and your mind will appreciate.
Not only that, but the more you know that YOU are in charge of your time, the more you can stay focused and on track. As you use your timer to create and maintain your time boundaries you build self-trust around time management and time choices. This makes it easier to let go of that tempting website that you want to explore ‘right now’ – because you know that you will find time to return to it later. Clear time boundaries make that possible for you!
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Finding time to take a breath can be one of the most challenging undertakings in your daily life. And yet, it is also one of the most rejuvenating gifts you can ever give yourself. So, the question is, how can you create quiet for yourself in your daily life?
In thinking about this. let’s start by reflecting on the recent holidays. Did you notice that there were pockets of quiet? I know that I did. The volume of e-mail was way down, the phone rang less, Facebook was quieter, and it seemed like many people were ‘unplugged’ and living their moments the old fashioned way.
So, how did that feel to you? Would you like to be able to create quiet like that for yourself more often?
I know that I felt refreshed, energized, and appreciative of the break. It served as a reminder that I can create quiet in my life any time that I want to. All it requires is that I set and maintain some boundaries for myself.
Time boundaries may be something that you need to communicate to others (i.e. when you need to unplug or shut the door and have time to focus) or they may be something that you need to assert internally (i.e. when you limit your on-line time or create and follow through on an exercise regimen).
Either way, time boundaries can help you create quiet in your life – or create space for whatever your heart desires. As far as gifts go, time boundaries may be just about the best thing going.
So consider giving yourself this present … for your present … as you embark on a New Year!
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You can visit by clicking the link, and when you do you’ll find lots of time management articles by experts in the field, along with a vibrant and welcoming on-line community. Stop by my Expert Page and leave a comment or question … or just say hello. There are lots of ways to connect … I’d love to get started!