Snippets of Time Add Up — How “Thinking 15” Helps

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Snippets of time add up…

Snippets of time are everywhere if you look for them.

So, when I’ve asked readers of this blog, “What if you could find another hour every week?” it’s not a rhetorical question.  When you make use of your snippets of time, you’ll find MORE than an hour every week, I’m positive.

There are two challenges here. The first is recognizing where you have those snippets in your life. And the second is making wise choices about how to use them when you find them.

So read on for some practical tips to help you make the most of each and every moment.

Snippets of time and “Thinking 15.”

The secret to finding more time for yourself is by developing the skill that I call “Thinking 15.”

“Thinking 15” means looking at 15-minutes as the time-block that you build your day, and your daily plan around.  It means knowing that 15-minutes is plenty of time for many tasks in your life. 

You may not be able to complete a task in 15-minutes, but you can always make a start. And making a start is the most important step for addressing most, if not all, tasks.

Every moment counts…

When you’re “Thinking 15” you are making choices about your time in a whole new way. 

Maybe you have 15-minutes between the dinner dishes and a zoom training. Or maybe you’re waiting for your computer to upload some software. Those are snippets of time that you can use.

So, now you won’t let that precious time go, thinking that there’s nothing on your plate that takes just 15-minutes.

Something is better than nothing

Rather than letting that time go by when you’re “Thinking 15” you’ll make a start on a task that you haven’t been getting to.  Or maybe you’ll jump on the treadmill for a quick run, or lift some weights.

In 15-minutes you could return a phone call or respond to some e-mails. 

Or here’s a thought: What if you chose to take the moment and sit quietly with yourself?

It’s up to you.

In all of these examples, the important, operative concepts are:

  • Thinking 15” and
  • Recognizing that whether you consciously choose or not, you’re always making time choices.

As you go through your day, I think you’ll find “Thinking 15” to be a very useful tool for both finding those snippets of time and then using them more effectively.

How many 15-minute time blocks can you reclaim and put to use today? What will be your first one?

Here’s more help…

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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