Balancing Your Time
Do you find lately you're running here, running there, running everywhere... and are still frazzled all the time? Balancing your time is important to your work, your relationships and your health. It requires a commitment and proper time management.
Watch the second hand on a clock. Seconds click away into minutes... into hours. Time waits for no one. How well we use that time is up to us. Whether we fill our day with meaningful activity or accomplish nothing is totally our choice. Learning to balance our time helps us achieve our goals and follow our bliss.
ProcrastinationLet's face it, there are things we like to do and things we have to do. No matter how much we try to ignore them, the things we have to do are always there waiting for us. Probably the biggest roadblock to balancing time is procrastination. We tend to hold off on doing those things we least want to do. After all, it's so much easier putting them to the back of our mind.
Using our time efficiently feels goodThere's a good feeling at the end of the day when we know we've accomplished those things we've set out to do. We feel more fulfilled and can see a clear direction for the next day. We can follow through with our commitments. There are no cobwebs of confusion in our mind. This structured lifestyle filters into our work, relationships and home life.Achieving this sense of accomplishment, however, isn't easy. It requires a commitment to balancing and structuring our time.
What's important in our daily life?Seven important areas require attention when we plan structure and balance into our day. The important decision is: How much time do we want to commit?
Every one of these is important to creating balance in our lives, so we must prioritize how much time to spend in each area. There are only 24 hours in a day. If 14 of those hours are spent at work, little time is left for the other important parts of our life and they suffer as a consequence. Relationships with those we love will grow thin. Our physical and mental health will also suffer.
Time Management: Where do we start?
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