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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