Time Management Like You’ve Never Heard It

If you’re constantly telling yourself you’re too busy, you need to hear these three time management tools, because you won’t hear them anywhere else. I constantly have people coming to me saying “Stacey, I just need to get better at managing my time. So how do I manage my time better?”

There are lots of strategies that we can work with around time management, but the key place to start is to really unlock your perception of time. As Einstein claimed in the law of relativity, time is relative. If you imagine yourself saying “I only have five minutes, I don’t want to start anything new” or “I only have five minutes, it’s not enough time to get anything done,” Imagine holding your hand on a hot stove for five minutes. All of a sudden, five minutes seems like a very long time.

Shift your perception around time and recognize that you have more than enough time. Time expands for you. As you shift your perception around time, time will start to expand for you. So really, look at where you’re saying “I only have…” “I can’t because…” “there’s not enough time,” “I’m too busy,” “There’s too much going on,” and as you’re noticing yourself inside of that dialogue, take a breath and remind yourself that time expands for you, and that five minutes is more than enough.

If you’ve ever had somebody say to you, “I’m going to drop by in 10 minutes”, think about everything you can get cleaned up in your house in 10 minutes. It really is relative. So start taking a more expansive perception of time in the same way that time can expand for you. You want to notice where you’re actually shrinking time through self-sabotage.

Time can expand for you. Imagine one year from now you're going to be looking back and need a telescope to see how far you've come! 

It’s been said that we overestimate what we can accomplish in a year, and we underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade. We often don’t set ourselves up for success when it comes to time. We think we can accomplish way more than we can in a short period of time, so we overschedule ourselves, and in that over scheduling, we feel like we’re not accomplishing anything, and we sabotage our progress.

As you start setting yourself up for success and set more realistic expectations on what you can accomplish in a day, look at your history.

What can you normally accomplish in 30 minutes or an hour, and then simply schedule that amount of tasks inside that 30 minutes or an hour.

Schedule your interruption factor. If you have a life where you’re constantly getting phone calls, people coming to the door, people needing your attention, and you don’t plan for that, it can feel like your day completely gets taken away from you.

If you know that you know most of your day, or for example, four hours a day is often responding to other people, but you’ve scheduled yourself with eight hours worth of work, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

As you’re more realistic about your time and the time you really do have when you look at commute time, and eating time, and family time, how much time do you really have in a day, and does your to-do list match that amount of hours? Setting yourself up for success is really key.

Today’s topic on YouTube

The final thing I want to mention as far as time management goes, is holding yourself accountable to your goals.

Schedule a meeting or an appointment with yourself once a week to review your week. How did you do? You said you were going to accomplish some things, did you accomplish them? Did you take the action that’s moving yourself towards your dream or your goals?

Set that accountability meeting with yourself, where you’re reviewing the past week. You’re looking at how did I do, and then scheduling your time for the following week. And if you do that on a consistent basis to hold yourself accountable, imagine where you could be a year from now?

Stacey Berger Business Coach
YOU ARE DESIGNED
FOR GREATNESS!
Would you love to discover your passion, access your potential, take action and live with purpose?
Join us for a FREE, one on one STRATEGY SESSION.

In order to help you set those priorities and hold yourself accountable, we have created a habit scorecard. This is going to help you hold yourself accountable to the things that you said are important to you.

Time can expand for you. Imagine one year from now you’re going to be looking back and need a telescope to see how far you’ve come!

Here is to you living a life you love,

Stacey Berger

Mindset challenge

FREE 28 DAY CHALLENGE

28-day mindset challenge and watch the momentum shift.

Mindset coaching

FREE
MEDITATION

30-minute meditation to create a life you LOVE living! 

Like this article?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest

About Stacey

Stacey Berger

Stacey Berger

After 16 years of climbing the corporate ladder, mentoring entrepreneurs in marking, operations and finance, I made the decision in 2014 to teach success principles full time, combining my love of business and personal development.

TRANSFORMATION IN YOUR MAIL BOX

When you submit your name and email you are opting-in for our weekly email newsletter and relevant upcoming updates from Stacey Berger. You can unsubscribe at any time.

TRANSFORMATION IN YOUR MAIL BOX

When you submit your name and email you are opting-in for our weekly email newsletter and relevant upcoming updates from Stacey Berger. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Stacey Berger arms up business coach