“If only I had more time.”
“If only I can decide when there is day and when there is night.”
“If only I can increase the number of hours in the day as against the night.”
“If only I can do this, this or that……”
So many of us live our lives trying to change how we can manage time but the truth remains that we all have the same number of hours throughout the day and it is the same for every race, tribe and country.
Your wealth cannot change the time and your poverty state cannot make the time have pity on you. You simply need to live with a consciousness of time management.
Time is a gift if it’s well utilized. Sometimes you can choose how to use your time and other times, it can be influenced by different factors.
Do you know you can achieve more goals with less time if you are focused and intentional about your actions and time management?
Here are 3 tips to help you achieve that:
Tip 1: VISUALIZE WHAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE AND BREAK THEM DOWN INTO LITTLE ACTIONABLE STEPS.
The best way to eat pizza is not by dumping the whole thing into your mouth. You enjoy it best one slice or two at a time. To avoid feeling overwhelmed with what you want in life, start with one step and then take another. For instance, if you plan to build a new website for your niche, some of the things you would want to block out time to do is to reach out to a professional to ask about all you need like hosting, domain, color, theme, pictures, branding and decide on a budget plan including the start and finish time.
Those are some of the necessary steps you need to take. After breaking down what you want based on your vision, you can then take actions to help you achieve it. So what goals do you have in your hands presently? Visualize what you want then break it down.
Tip 2: SET REMINDERS NO MATTER HOW LITTLE THE TASK IS.
There are many times I forget to do certain things even when I had filled my mind with the thoughts for so long.
I have learnt that sometimes our minds can get busy and skip off important activities we need to engage in.
You can use your alarm clock or your calendar to create a new event.
The moment your phone beeps and you see what the reminder is about, you will be quick to take actions than leaving it to chance.
Your phone wouldn’t complain of too many reminders. It will help you stay more productive.
1. Create a to-do list of all you need to achieve daily.
2. Set reminders on each of them.
3. Attend to them one by one and mark off any completed task to keep you motivated.
Tip 3: START FROM THE SMALLEST TO THE BIGGEST CHUNK OF GOALS.
When you create your goals, break them into tiny actions and start from the simplest ones.
The moment you are able to achieve some simple set goals, you will begin to feel more relief from the daily tasks.
You can break some tasks to daily, hourly, weekly, monthly and quarterly tasks.
With all of these, you will be able to smash your goals one by one in an effective manner.
What will you start doing now? Leave a comment below.
Mofoluwaso Ilevbare is a soulful thought-leader, wife and mother of two. She loves God, family, life coaching and chocolate cake. Her love for writing has made her a 6-time Amazon Best-selling Author, co-authoring six Amazon best-sellers, writing fourteen books of her own. She recently received a Quilly Award in Hollywood from the National Academy of Best Selling Authors for the bestselling book “Cracking The Code To Success” co-authored with Brian Tracy, which was one of her highlights last year.
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