Make Every Moment Count with These 7 Time Tips

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When you’re busy and stressed, how do you make every moment count? Well, read on for 7 time tips that help, no matter what.

Indeed, how do you get everything done that you need to and still have time for the things that matter most?

Needless to say, in the best of times it’s a difficult path to negotiate. Throw in some sudden changes that throw your world into disarray, and you’ve got a major challenge.

But it’s still doable. And you know what? My message for you, right now, is:

There’s a different way to be in your day, and I’d like to share it with you.

Time is concrete and finite

It’s true that you have exactly 24-hours in each day — no more and no less. But it’s also true that 24 hours can be enough.  

What’s required is that you learn and practice some skills.  And most importantly, keep in mind that this is an ongoing process of learning. You’ll always be honing and adapting these skill sets to your individual situation and needs. Embracing that fact makes the path so much easier and so much more realistic.

Here are 7 Time Tips

These will help you along your path to heart-based time success!

1. The Times Two Rule. Always plan for things taking more time than you think.  Estimate how much time a project or task will take, and double it!

2. Develop a system of organization. Take the time to organize your space and your time. If you have a system, you can do anything.

3. “Done is better than Perfect.” If you find yourself consistently repeating tasks, or editing your writing, to get even insignificant details to be absolutely perfect, reconsider your priorities. Fix what is important, but keep the achievement of your desired outcome as your highest priority.

4. Write down or record your ideas immediately when they come to you … otherwise, you may forget them. Carry a small notebook or a small digital recorder with you at all times. This will save you hours of frustration trying to recapture a valuable idea.

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5. The way you use your time is the way you live your life. Remember that each of us only has 24 hours in each day.  Each choice about how to use your time “in the moment” matters!  This isn’t meant to increase urgency or add panic to your challenges, but to add a fundamental sense of the very real importance of these time decisions.

6. Set aside one day a month as a “vacation” day. Decide ahead of time what day it will be and note it on your calendar. Then, when that day arrives, use it to do whatever you choose. This habit is guaranteed to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.

7. You will not have more time tomorrow. If you do have more unscheduled time tomorrow, other activities will expand to fill it. (See number 1.)  Therefore, resolve to use your time creatively and effectively each day.

Please feel invited to be in touch as you put these tips into action for yourself, I’d love to hear what you think!

Want more help?

Overwhelmed? Discouraged? Stuck? Well, here’s something that will help you loosen those logjams and start moving again. “Why Can’t I Ever Get Anything Done?” How to Transform Your Life Using These 101 Time Tips is a compilation of 101 of my most popular time tips in expanded form, offering practical, heart-based wisdom in right-sized bites for easy digestion.

It includes time-tested tips and action steps separated into 11 common categories to help you find just what you need in the moment you need it. You know, transforming your life is all about transforming your time.  It’s within your reach, and these 101 Time Tips give you 101 stepping stones to your time success. 

And I’ve got a very special bonus for you, too. Why Can’t I Find My Direction?” 17 Journaling Prompts to Create Your Ideal Life is a workbook designed to support you in making the changes you most desire.

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