If you are an ultra-organized person, you should move on and read something else! (I still love you, just don’t want to waste your Time *smile*)
For the rest of us, who just KNOW that if we could manage our time better, we could be the wild success that we know we are…
THIS ARTICLE IS FOR YOU
There are a couple of KEY problems with the idea of TIME MANAGEMENT.
First, time is not even real. Every physicist can tell you that. Even Einstein acknowledged that time is relative.
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Think about it this way:
When you are spending the last night with your lover before they leave for two weeks, time flies!
When you are sitting in a Traffic Class, time slows to a crawl.
You cannot manage time…. you have no access to managing TIME! Time does what it does. You have nothing to do about it.
Argue with me….I’m open!
Here is what my good friend Anna Belyaev taught me:
You cannot manage time, but YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR ENERGY!
We all have different energy cycles.
Some of us are morning people.
Some of us are night owls.
Some of us are hyper.
Some of us are sick, with limited pools of energy.
YET, we can ALL do what we set out to do!
We must first know what we are committed to and then we must KNOW OURSELVES.
But, first …. the story that changed my life.
I knew a woman who was WILDLY successful. She made more money than anyone I had ever met.
What was interesting about her is that she only worked between 10 pm and 4 am. It surprised me! How could she do that?
She KNEW herself and she KNEW what she was up to and she WAS NOT going to fail. HA!
So what does this mean for you?
Not sure, but I can tell you what it means for me.
I KNOW that I am a night owl. So, I do not schedule meetings or workouts or other stuff until later in the morning. I do “wake up” stuff in the morning, like Yoga and walking my dogs.
I KNOW that I am ON MY GAME between 11 am and 5 pm. So, I schedule my meetings during this time.
I KNOW that I hit a wall between 5 pm and 7 pm. So, I schedule my exercise at this time.
I KNOW that I am WILDLY effective from 7 pm to 11 pm, so I do my most important work at this time.
I KNOW that I reflect and relax from 11 pm to midnight, so I do that.
Ben Franklin said “Early to bed and early to rise, etc.” Consider that worked for HIM!
Find out what WORKS FOR YOU!
Don’t fight it. Sometimes your energy is high – do the important work then. Sometimes your energy is low – take a nap – refresh.
If you are always fighting yourself, you will never find your SELF!
Trust your cycles. (I trust your cycles!)
Love it ALL UP!
The Irreverent Sales Girl