In today’s society, Time is counted as our most precious commodity. But is it? Time is a construct. We created the way we measure minutes, hours, days, months, and years. We also create the way we measure success. Are we using Time to beat ourselves up? I know sometimes I am. Here are five tips on how you can be the master of your time.
1. Align your goals with your values.
If you work toward goals you don’t value, you will never feel accomplished or successful.
The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. Stephen Covey
2. Be purposeful.
List your long term and short term goals and keep them posted where you see them. Each morning, make a list of things to do. Choose one or two that are the things that will make you feel successful for that day. Make those your priority. Plan your day or your day will evaporate in doing.
Time is what we want most, but we use worst. William Penn
3. Details count.
In planning, remember the details so you plan accordingly. In assessing your day, appreciate the details that you accomplished.
Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. Coco Chanel
4. Concentrate on your now.
Distraction means you aren’t present. Being present to your now will allow you to focus your energy. Focused energy is not only more efficient, but it’s also more creative.
How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss
5. Take Five.
Five minutes at the end of your day to reflect on how you met or did not meet your goals will help you re-align and keep moving toward your goals. Give yourself a pat on the back for what you accomplished and what you tried.
Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to.” Lao Tzu
If we’ve created Time, then we can master it. Did you find these five tips helpful? What do you do to be the master of your time?