Finding Time for Feelings: It’s The Heart-Based Way

Finding time for feelings is as key a time management skill as you can ever develop.  And yet, this is a subject that is rarely discussed in time management circles.  I think that is because feelings are seen as “soft”  and subjective – not measurable or scientific.

When you approach time management in a heart-based way, you include all the parts of you – mind, body, emotions, and spirit – in the equation.  And that adds up to a lot.

Factoring in Your Feelings

Ironically, we often empower our feelings. This is what’s going on when we experience an emotion ‘taking over.’  But at the same time, we shrug off feelings. Often. we think of them in much the way they are described in the ’70’s song, “Feelings.” Remember it?  And remember the refrain?

“Feelings, nothing more than feelings.”

That song is a great example of our ambivalence about feelings.  While the explicit theme is how peripheral and unimportant feelings are, the entire song is about how they dominate the singer’s life.

The Heart-Based Way

This is such an important point.  And it’s one I’d like to focus on, over the next several posts. We’ll look at how powerfully our feelings affect us and our relationship to time.  With that as a base, then I will share some practical tools for harnessing the power of your feelings so that you are in sync with yourself and your full energy is available to you.

As Brian Tracy has noted:

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.

So stay tuned, there’s more to come …

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