Time management is truly a passion of mine. But really, why is it that time management is so important?
For me, when I answer that question, it's really because time management is about bringing the joy into my life. It's about creating breathing space. It's about being very conscious about not only wanting joy but experiencing joy in all aspects of my life. Time management is one of those tools that we can use in a way that, instead of pushing or driving us through our days, rather enhances our experience of our lives and businesses.
Time management is not there to add stress to our lives as one more looming to-do on our never-ending to-do lists. It is, however, there as something we can use to enrich our lives. All of these different tips I have been offering are really available to us for use in feeling more in control of our time. Sure, there is a lot we cannot control in the world, but there are things we can learn to control, to some degree. We can learn to control our thoughts, we can learn to control our time, and we can learn to control what we focus on. For instance, if we want more joy in our lives, we can learn to bring that in through controlling all of these things - thoughts, time and focus.
This is why I think time management is such a fabulous tool. It really gives us the chance to just step back for a minute and see where we can gain some control. Even the expression 'time management' suggests that we are acting as the manager of our most precious asset, time. Time doesn't control us!
A lot of us, especially all of you entrepreneurs out there, have chosen to be trailblazers, to run our own businesses and forge our own paths. As we have embarked upon this trail, we rapidly discovered how very easy it is to become overwhelmed and stressed by what we perceive are the critical things we have to do. What I want to encourage you to do with these different time management tips is to implement the ones that resonate, and leave the ones that don't behind. Try out some of the tips that appeal to you. And when you do implement the ones that work for you, please keep the conversation going by adding your comments below and sharing with us what has worked best for you.
Most of all, I want to encourage you to use these tools as a way of bringing more joy into your life. Use time management as a way to be the manager of yourself. Become the manager of your days, and ultimately the manager of your joy.
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