time management advice
If you struggle with never being satisfied with your progress or performance anxiety about whether you can complete something keeping you from the fun of even starting, I highly encourage you to analyze your mindset. Also, consider doing what one of my time coaching clients successfully put into practice last week:
As Hillary Clinton, CIA leaders, Sony executives and countless other professionals have recently learned, a single email can damage your career aspirations, reputation, marriage or company's stock price.
In today's world of constant information sharing via television and social media, we must learn to set boundaries around consuming the influx of constant digital information. I find that setting household rules on social media around mealtime allows our family the one-on-one time we all deserve.
When you're staring blankly at your computer or painfully aware that you're not doing what you need to get done, it's easy to fall into some time-investment traps. You're not alone, and the key is often breaking down what you need to get done into the smallest of baby steps.
Life rarely perfectly follows a plan. But that doesn't mean that you should just give up and not make a plan. It means that you should embrace a realistic expectation of what planning can and can not do for you.
What you're really doing when you think you're multitasking is shifting your attention from one thing to another at an astonishing pace. While it's fascinating we have this capability, it's not exactly the best use of our mental faculties.
If someone asked how your day was going, what would be your knee-jerk reaction? If you're a member of the American workforce, there's a good chance your immediate response would be a single word: "Busy!"
The truth is, I already knew I was going to be late and instead of just owning it, the part of my brain that wants to pretend I'm powerless takes over and starts inventing reasoning to take away the supposed sting of personal responsibility.
When you care deeply about your career and receive a great deal of satisfaction from what you do, this phrase can become the mantra for your life: When in doubt, work.
Your relationship to time is one of your most important relationships. Consider that time is the currency of your life. All the choices you make about how to spend your time add up to the kind of life you have.