Thinking 15 is So Powerful, and It Changes Over Time

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Thinking-15 changes over time.

In my post titled Thinking 15: This Time Skill Takes Snippets of Time and Works Wonders I shared a powerful time tool that I call ‘Thinking 15.’

The idea is that our lives are full of snippets of time that often go unused. Why? Usually it’s because we think they aren’t long enough to get anything done.

So today I’d like to acknowledge that “Thinking 15” changes as you go through developmental stages and your time choices and perceptions change

First, what is “Thinking 15”?

Thinking 15” means building your day out of 15-minute blocks of time. When you do this you immediately change the way that you make choices about your tasks and your time.

It means that you naturally begin to “chunk” your tasks into smaller pieces. As well, 15-minutes becomes a meaningful time increment, rather than a snippet too brief to make choices about.

It’s About Time AND Energy Management

Heart-Based Time and Energy Management™ is about the intersection of your time AND your energy. My system recognizes that, as we age and move through developmental stages, our experience of time changes.

Indeed, 15-minutes, when you are 8 years old, feels very different from 15-minutes when you are 40 or 50 or 60. So the idea of “Thinking 15” evolves as we do.

One of my clients recently shared an experience that’s relevant here. She’s been a runner all her life, and at age 62 she’s noticed that she has slowed down considerably. The route that she used to be able to run in 30-minutes now takes 45.

So she’s dismayed that what she used to be able to accomplish in two 15-minute increments now takes three. She has to spend more time getting her ‘usual’ amount of exercise.

Not only that, but she also shared that 15-minutes feels like it goes by much more quickly than it used to. So her perception of time has changed, too.

This is a convergence of changes that can be upsetting. And it often feels like it creeps up on us. So greeting your changes with even-handedness, objectivity, and compassion is key.

But Time is Time

No matter how it feels, “Thinking 15” helps you see that you’re always making time and energy choices. Whether these choices are conscious or not, they define your experience of your moments.

Remind yourself that 15-minutes is still enough time to use wisely and well, even if it feels like less time than it used to.

As you go through your day, you’ll find “Thinking 15” to be a very useful tool for finding and using your time and energy more effectively.

And consider this…

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 …

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