Efficiency and Effectiveness — Maybe They Aren’t the Heart of the Matter

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Efficiency and effectiveness aren’t everything…

Efficiency and effectiveness are the Gold Standard when it comes to time management these days.

Or are they?

Certainly, finding time to complete all of your tasks is important. But there’s much more to life than efficiency and effectiveness.

In fact, if you’ve visited here before, you know that my Heart-Based Time Management™ System is, first and foremost, about tuning into what matters most to you. What do you value? What gives your life meaning?

And then, as you get clearer and clearer about what matters, the next step is the work of finding time for it. And I’ve got lots of tools to help you with that, too.

Efficiency and effectiveness, and your heart…

If in thinking about time management, your focus is purely on efficiency and effectiveness, you may “do” a lot, but feel empty and unsatisfied at the end of your day.  Indeed, in our fast-paced, info-bombarded lives, it is quite possible to fill our days with endless doing.

But where does that leave us?  Spinning faster and faster, but not stopping, looking around, and breathing.

The fact is that we each have the same 24-hours in every one of our days.  And we each probably have interests and responsibilities, passions and tasks that could easily fill twice that amount of time.

So how do you decide what to do with that precious time?

Put your heart into your priorities.

I suggest that you make it a priority to stop and connect with yourself, as often as possible but at least once a day.  It doesn’t have to take a lot of time. It’s the content and the quality of your connection, not the quantity.

Try connecting with yourself by spending just 10 minutes doing free writing each day. Start with the phrase “Here I am…” and see where it takes you.

This is a wonderful, open-ended tool for accessing your Inner Wisdom and getting your SELF back into your life.

Your heart and your moments…

Make it a priority to infuse your moments with your heart, because your moments are all that you have.  

Mary Oliver, in her poem “The Summer Day” says it so very succinctly:

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

When you are grounded in your heart, your moments naturally deepen and expand, as you live your ‘wild and precious life.’

Want to learn more about the gifts of energy, time and meaning that my unique, Heart-Based Time Management™ System offers?

Begin your transformational journey today by signing up for my complimentary Finding Time Success Kit.

Let’s explore time together …

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