Personal Growth Coach, Rachel O'Rourke gave tips on how to control your time in 2020. Click here for more information about Rachel.
Taking Control of Your Time
As we have stepped into 2020, many people have set big goals to achieve this year. Whether it's launching a new business, getting a healthier body, or just finding more Joy - all goals are going to require time! Time is indeed an illusion, which is why honing your time-management skills is just as much about getting good at organizing your time as it is about getting a handle on how you think and what you believe about time.
One - Pay attention to your thoughts and words around time.
What are you saying to yourself and others? Henry Ford once said: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right." It's the same with time. If you think you don't have enough time - you won't. If you believe you do - you will. To change what you believe about time, you have to change what you are saying and thinking. This means swapping:
"I don't have time" to "I have more than enough time"
"I'm so busy!" to "I choose to fill my day productively"
"I wish I had more time" to "I can always find more time"
Two - Find the time suckers in your life.
It's time to get really honest with yourself about where you are spending your time. Don't have time to workout? How about swapping that hour on Netflix for a gym session. Life seems too busy to launch that new business? How about trading late night social media binge for an early morning strategy session. The truth is we are choosing in every moment where we spend our time. Try rewarding yourself with your favorite TV show after.a kickboxing class or scroll on social media while are on that spin bike.
Three - Become the master of your mornings.
Mornings are POWERFUL time blocks. Your body and brain are primed with the recent rest and by waking up just an hour earlier and doing focused physical or mental work - you are setting the tone for the rest of the day.