Time Can Be Your Friend

We all have a love / hate relationship with time. Sometimes we want the day to go faster so it will end, and other times we want it to slow down so we can get more done.

Understanding that you are responsible for your time, and how you use it will make you better at managing your time.

There are three qualities that will help you stay in charge of your time:

Awareness - When you are aware of what needs to be done and the time you have to work on those needs, you will have more control and flexibility. The more awareness you have the more you will experience.

Understanding - With awareness comes understanding, but only if you are curious. Asking questions with curiosity leads to expanded understanding. Ask why and how instead of judging and disapproving the things around you. Making time to understand things happening around, will make you more conscience about your time.

Choice - You have the choice to choose the skills and tools that will move you forward one step at a time. Personal choice is your ultimate control. The choices you make will be the result of how you spend your time.

So when you are in situations that you feel are out of your control, stop and become of aware of  what's happening around you, make an effort to understand the situation, and make a choice that is right for you and your time.

Time management is one of those struggles that we all have to deal with during our work day. Adapting these three qualities into your decisions about your time will help you accomplish more each day.

How do you feel about your relationship with time?

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  1. Now that the day-light hours are limited I really have to rethink my work schedule, especially my alloted time for taking products shots!

  2. When I turned 60 a few months ago, my relationship with time changed -- it suddenly became a more precious commodity! And once spent, you can never get it back, so it is important to spend time wisely. However, I still get sucked into the vortex of too many things to do and too little time to accomplish them all. I use To Do lists to stay Aware of what needs to be done and help keep me focused.

  3. The one thing I notice is, if I'm home watching TV and mucking about online, time flies by. But if I'm out doing stuff, it goes real slow.

  4. This is an awesome post. I am always looking for ways that I can make my work easier and more efficient. It's important to keep an eye on what we do and make sure we are doing it in a work smarter not harder kind of way. Thanks for this Valerie! ♥


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