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The Magic Of Time

Control has the power to manage ourselves. When we have control of our lives, then we can manage anything that comes our way. No one can control every aspect of life, but we can maintain some control over what happens to us.

Control in Time Management

It is important to keep in mind that all things in life affect us somehow, and when we are trying to learn time management, we need to consider that. The process of time management is complicated, but once mastered, it makes life much easier.

To develop an effective time management plan, you need to consider all areas of your life and evaluate where your time is spent.

In thinking about how you can better manage your time, consider all factors: time with family, friends, work, yourself, etc. It would be best if you prepared yourself for the little crises that are inevitable in life.

This is the start of how to learn to control and manage your time. There is no end to managing time, but life will be easier and less stressful if we can do it.

When considering how we can control our time management, you must consider such aspects of life as entertainment, relaxing, meals, dressing, and other things that form your life. Think about where you spend more time than you need, and figure out where you could use that time to make your life better.

Eliminating wasted time in one realm of our lives and putting it somewhere else can help build and solidify relationships, aid in stress relief, even help you do your job better.

One place where you can concentrate on controlling your time is at the workplace. Not using your time wisely or spending too much time on a project that can be delegated to other co-workers can make your job stressful, routine, and even boring.

Taking control of your time will allow you to take on more meaningful projects and be more valued as an employee. Control and management of your time are the best way to get the most out of your work and life.

How To Face Tough Times?

Life is like an ocean. The waves may be very calm one day, and the next day there may be a storm. Life is not like a mountain that remains steady forever. 

Right from our childhood, we find the times changing. Sometimes everything looks going perfectly. Otherwise, everything goes wrong. Why and what to do about this?

Some of us call this our fate. They accept that whatever happens is destined. Such people may be very calm. Some of those who believe in fate are also very inactive. 

They accept whatever comes their way without making any effort to fight the situation. Certainly, one can believe in fate. But that should not stop us from acting positively? How to act in tough times?

  • 1. List out all your assets. Some of us think that we are left with nothing when tough times come. But that is not true. You may be facing the toughest time, but you are alive. That is an asset. If you are healthy, that is another asset. If your family is supporting you, that is one more asset. Do you have friends? Add them as your assets. Write down everything you have as an asset. This kind of list gives us positive inspiration. We feel that all is not lost. That is very important. To come out of hopelessness is the first major step we should take during tough times.

  • 2. Make a list of all the problems that you are facing. Divide that list into small problems and big problems. Look at the list again and find out which problems may be ignored for the time. Find out the problems that must be tackled. Begin with small problems from that list. As you solve one problem after another, you will see your confidence growing. Tough times test our attitude. We must fight them out.

Is Life A Rat Race?

The metaphor of the rat race to talk about the nature of contemporary life is instructive. I wonder about its origin. And just what is a rat race?

I picture a maze in some scientific laboratory with a dozen rodents scrambling in all directions, trying with great frustration to find their way to freedom.

Is that a rat race? Did anyone tell the rats they were in a race? Is there a winner in a rat race?

And that we should choose this metaphor as a way to talk about the way we live our lives is……what? Alarming? “Well, we have got to get going and join the rat race.” Do we? Well, that is what we have always been told and tell everybody else.

That is how we were educated in school to understand that life is a rat race. We did not have a choice to choose what we want to hear since we were born.

The metaphors we use not only reflect the way we live but create the way we live. If we call life a rate race, it will tend to become one.

So let’s change the metaphors. Here are a few suggestions:

Life is a cat prowl. I envision slow and careful steps, a calm awareness of what is going on in my neighborhood, and a pace that suits my needs.

Life is a dog walk. I move now with lively interest, with stopping and goings, encounters with other dogs, trees, and people, always ready to respond to a friendly petting.

Life is a foxtrot. Here is a bouncy-stepped way to dance through life. Find a partner! You can always sit the next one out.

Life is a monkey march. Life is a pony canter. Life is a whale breach. Life is a swallow soar. Life is a big parade. Life is elephant lope. Life is a panda bear excursion (I pick this)

Now You Can Have A Happy Life That You Have Been Dreaming On

  • Who doesn’t want a happy life?
  • Only real fools would reject it.
  • Yet, many people out there feel sad and feel bad about their life.
  • Are you one of those people?

I used to be one. But, then, I woke up and I was no longer part of the pathetic group of people.

  • Do you realize that happiness is yours to create?
  • It’s all in your head.
  • How’s that?
  • You might ask.
  • It’s about focusing on your blessings and ignoring your misfortunes.

Every time you feel sad about something that is happening in your life, try not to think about it. Instead, direct your mind to all the blessings that God has granted you. Count your blessings; remember things that make you happy and smile.

And, always look at the bright side. Everything that happens to us is meant for a reason. Let’s say, now, you have just got fired from a job with a very high salary. But, did you really enjoy the job? Were you not complaining every time you go home from work?

Your being fired might be a way for you to find a job that you enjoy doing. It’s an opened gate to a happier life. People sometimes focus themselves to their loss instead of a brighter future. And, that’s the biggest contribution to a very very unhappy life.

The last thing to do is get on the street. Look at those homeless people out there. They’ve got no home. And you? You’ve got a home, a great family, a job, a speedy internet connection. You should be very thankful. Compared to them, you have the world.

So, do you still think you have the right to be unhappy? If I were you, I would say no. A big NO.

If your answer is still yes, you’d better reread all the above lines.

Personality Test- Your Time Management

All of us have heard quite a lot about time management. Thousands of books have appeared on this subject.

The objective of time management is – how to set priorities, how to allocate time, how to effectively use it and how to get the best of the given time.

After learning all this and implementing, most of the people manage to implement only a part over long term. Write down today’s work, and give it priority ranks.

Nothing more is done by a large majority. How is your time management? What skills have you developed in this and can you measure the increase in effectiveness?

Do you assign time to every work? If yes, is that allocation on the higher side or lower side? With higher allocation of time, you will waste it and with lower allocation, you will undergo stress.

How do you do that? I have a small suggestion. Estimate fair time and give a tolerance of about twenty five percent to that. For example, if you allocate one hour to write a report, take fifteen minutes as tolerance. So you will not undergo stress at least till one and quarter hours.

Are you assigning time to unexpected developments? You might be working on an assignment and suddenly your client calls you with a complaint that needs immediate attention. What will happen to your schedule?

It will all go haywire. To avoid time management problems here, separate the most important tasks that must be done in the given time and draw another list of tasks that can be safely postponed. This will help you avoid stress.

Time management is both an art and a science. Don’t become its slave. Make it your tool to work efficiently. Avoid getting pressurized by your own goals.

Time Invested Wisely = Your Dreams

This past Friday, I was asked to speak with a person who just signed into a home-based networking business which I know is one of the most effective entrepreneurial methods for an average person to achieve true financial success.

My entire conversation/coaching session with this individual was based on the simple theme of working your plan and committing long-term with no thought of ever quitting until the achievement of your outcome.

What is the #1 point that you should stress to someone who decides to become your fellow teammate and business partner?

I would say that it erases the following words from your vocabulary: I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day! Over the next seven days, try keeping a detailed log of where you invest your time.

Time is the universal currency, which God blesses everyone with. However, it is those who choose to invest time wisely that succeed. Every winner in life could have easily said, “Well you know it sounds great, but I do not have the time to do anything.”

You need to look deep into your spirit and realize that time is an incredible gift, and you need to cherish the gift by investing it very effectively.

The overall attitude of most people these days is that everything is so hard for them but easier for everyone else. There is a very thin line between winning and losing, and it all begins with setting your mind to the correct channel, channel W, for winning no matter whatever anyone else says or thinks.

I know you can achieve all of your dreams in life if you erase from your vocabulary, “I do not have the time.”

Take a minute right now and look at where you sow your time. Wherever you sow, your time will ultimately determine your future harvest. Invest (sow) it wisely and achieve (reap) your Dreams! Be conscious of saying or hearing -“I do not have the time.”

Find your WHY & FLY!

What is Time Management?

Because each of us is unique and different, we have to find out what works best for us in our ways. This path to starts with the basics of our time management.

Basic time management is setting up goals and plans that are reachable.

When setting goals for ourselves, we should ask….”Is this goal reachable? Can I achieve this goal? What do I do to make this goal successful?

Asking yourself the right questions is one basic element of developing a time management routine that works for you. Another basic element in time management is asking for help. That is a plan that helps to lead you to success.

We can’t know everything or do everything, so sometimes you have to ask for help. When you ask questions, you are letting others know that you are seeking a solution to a problem or attempting to reach a goal that you have set. By asking yourself and other questions, you are relying on your fortitude and trusting others.

In time management, the best way to get something done is by keeping it simple. Simple means to put a plan in motion that will work smoothly and effectively will allow you to reach the goal you have set.

When setting goals, you should scrutinize which strategies might work most effectively to reach that goal. You will want a logical and uncomplicated plan, but that takes into account that there might be setbacks along the way.

Since no plan is perfect, keep in mind when you create a plan for time management that things could go wrong not to be thrown off when there is a crisis.

Life is too short to waste time on not getting the job done, and time is money. Learning how to manage your time effectively will help you to reach all of your goals.

Everything is at the mercy of time. There is no getting around it. Learning how to manage what we can control is the best way to achieve goals with less stress.

Work, Work, Work: Making Each Moment Count

Time, time, time. It seems there is never enough of this precious life support.

In a previous story about time, I quoted the following aphorism:

TIME IS MY FRIEND
TIME IS MY ALLY
I HAVE ALL THE TIME I NEED
FOR EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO.

I received many grateful responses and some questions, indicating just how hard it is to balance our time requests these days.

I want to respond to a subscriber who said she is “too busy to attend to personal needs vs. work, work, work” and is looking for a way to take care of herself while meeting the requirements of her workplace.

Here are a couple of suggestions for anyone struggling to keep work and personal life in balance.

First, don’t judge yourself about where you’re spending your time. Wherever you are, be there 100 percent. If you’re working, try to notice why you said yes to work and enjoy that part of it. Enjoy the moment.

Second, use your calendar or daytimer as a tool to give you what you want. Mark it with work and personal time, and attend to it. For example,

I’m writing a book, and it’s very easy for me to let that time slip into something else, like answering emails or returning calls. I’m getting better at blocking out the time in advance and sticking with what I said I would do with it.

Lastly, prioritize your values around time. If personal time is the highest priority, mark the personal time into your calendar first. Then fill the other stuff in around it.

I hope some of this helps. Please write and let me know if any of the suggestions work for you. And let me know your ideas, too, because I need them!

2 Steps To Stay On Track

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Are your goals set? Are you all geared up to get started on them? Have you established some ways to support your goals? What will ensure that you stay on your desired path? 

It is easy to get off the path. It is easy to get all wrapped in stuff in everyday life. Do you know what I mean? I know I have been off track with my goals. When you set goals and establish ways to get where you want to go, how do you stay on track? 

When you have clear goals that you want to achieve, it is easier to set the steps. It sounds easy. The fact is that you will only take control of your goal when you “stop doing things” that you are doing. Look at your life right now? What does it look like? 

Did you get the steps done today to reach your goal? What you did today will show up later? How then do you stay on track? Here are two steps to stay on track towards your goals:

  • 1. Hire a coach or mentor. This is one effective way to stay on track towards what you desire in life. The coach can guide you on the right path. They can tweak your game. There are all types of coaches for any goal, from weight loss to relationships to business. Find the right one for you. If you can’t afford one, report to someone that you trust. Have a significant other person serve as a coach. This will help ensure that you do what you are supposed to be doing to reach that goal. Most successful people have coaches. They have a coach that tweaks their game. I heard at one time that Oprah Winfrey had seven coaches. Look how successful she is in her life. I don’t know; all I know is that every millionaire I have met had a coach. 
  • 2. Join people that have a goal similar to yours. There are many organizations out in your community. Suppose you can’t find one in your area. Check online; there are all types. By surrounding yourself with like-minded people can accelerate your steps towards your desire goal. This helps surround yourself with reinforcement on your goal. It holds you accountable.

Most people get off track on their goals at some point. When you find yourself off the track, ask yourself what I am doing right now? Is it towards or away from my desired goal? Once you start to take action on your top priorities, you will gain more confidence. You will have more time power. You will feel like you are walking on water.

3 Time Management Tips for Stay at Home Moms

Time management can be a big issue for stay-at-home moms with many things going on in their lives.

Time management can play a major role in their mothers’ success who truly want the best for themselves and their families.

If you always feel rushed and feel you can’t get anything completed during the day, you might want to address your time management methods.

If you feel unable to focus on one thing at a time and not be able to handle distractions well, you should take a step away from the action and relearn the basics.

Time management is a simple concept: plan and organizes your schedule to make your time as clear and productive as possible. However, as with most stay-at-home moms, we must accept that there will be plenty of adversity during the day, and we have to deal with it.

If you find that you are pressed for free time or feel too busy chasing your kids around, here are some tips to make your time more productive and find some time for yourself.

Wake up a Little Earlier and Take Time to Take Care of Yourself

Remember, you have control as to when you wake up. Consider waking up a little earlier. Taking the first 30 – 60 minutes of the day to think does wonder for my mental outlook.

Take a few minutes to have a cup of coffee or tea and write down what you need to do for the day or maybe do absolutely nothing. If you want, write down any tasks you promised your family or yourself to do earlier and prioritize when you can complete them.

If you want to do something great, take on exercising: wake up 60 minutes earlier than your family and work out. Movement is a great way to start the day, and it clears your mind.

There is so much to be said for exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. The point is that you want to give yourself a head start. Again: you can control when you wake up.

Take Control of Incoming Demands

Children can be a very powerful distraction that can easily take your focus away. I have two young children (six and three years old), and it seems that they have a request every 30 seconds.

Some days I’m reaching for the Excedrin by 9:00 am. However, it would be best if you embraced the fact that your family comes first.

The best thing to do here is to try your best to teach your children to ask for things one at a time and also (if age permits) show them how to do things on their own.

If you are doing something very important and it’s not a life and death request from your child, try to defer it until you complete the task. Your time can be well spent by teaching your kids to take care of a few things themselves when they ask for something.

Keep a Note Book and Pen Handy

Try to keep a notebook with yourself at all times. As long as you are not driving or doing something dangerous, writing down your random thoughts in a notebook is best. This way, you can decide what to do with the task when you are ready to review new information. This is a good way to decide if an idea is good enough to pursue. More importantly, you can prioritize the idea.

Writing down your ideas and forgotten tasks in a notebook can be a powerful tool in dealing with distractions. If you are like me (with a mind going a mile a minute), a notepad and pen are essential to time management.

Time management is necessary for almost anyone in this super busy world we live in. However, I feel it’s even more important for stay-at-home moms because we are responsible for keeping our families together.

Our days are filled with running around for our children, working on multiple projects simultaneously, plus some of us try to juggle school or home business. So time management skills are needed and can help.

The Magic Of Time

The Magic Of Time

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