Finding Time by Being Flexible-3 Timely Tips!

waking-up-lateFinding time by being flexible is one of the key ways that you can increase your time management skills, not to mention your daily satisfaction!

How do you approach your time management challenges?

Consider this scenario: You’ve overslept, not by a lot, but enough to throw off your plans for the morning.

What do you do?

  • The first thing you need to do is stop and take a breath. Often the first impulse when something like this happens is to rush headlong into the day. While the impulse is certainly understandable, all it will do is increase your stress and rob you of an opportunity to review and reset your time priorities.When you stop and take a breath, you are putting yourself back in charge of your time. This is very, very important.
  • Second, while you are pausing, take time to mentally assess what you have to do before your first, non-flexible, time commitment. Are there things on your list that you can let go of? Are there things that absolutely have to be done in the time you have left? Are there things that you can do later?
  • Third, once you have rearranged your priorities and are ready to start your first task, pause again.  This time, congratulate yourself for adjusting quickly and being flexible. It’s important to validate yourself for this, and really take it in. You don’t want to be starting your day with your inner critic on your shoulder, shaking her finger and berating you for oversleeping!

Don’t overreact…

Something like oversleeping is not a moral shortcoming. It can happen to all of us from time to time.  Approaching situations like this as problems to be solved, or challenges to be overcome will allow you to bring your best energy to the task. Flexibility can get you moving again and validating yourself for your choices will have a positive impact on the rest of your moments, I guarantee!

Oversleeping is a good time management challenge to start with in thinking about time flexibility.  How do you handle something like that?  Are there things you’d like to change?  I’d love to hear!

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