Have you ever sat down with your coffee and opened your phone to see what's happening today”? In the blink of an eye, an hour passes. Yeah. Me too. It's easy to lose track of time when we don't have a clear plan for the day. I started researching it and found a shocking statistic!
Does it surprise you to hear that most people spend over 7 hours a day online?
Our phones and computers never came with a giant neon yellow warning saying
"BEWARE-THIS DEVICE IS ADDICTIVE. YOU WILL LOSE ALL TRACK OF TIME!!!"
Instead, we are expected to self-regulate. Doesn't sound like we all know how to do that though.
Change starts with awareness.
Just awareness, then action.
What about your day? Do you know where all your time is going?
If you look closely you'll probably discover room for improvement.
A time audit for a weekday and one for your weekend.
If you’re honest, you may discover what you're reading, watching, and listening to have the power to sabotage your productivity, energy, and attitude. That's a problem.
Here's a solution.
Start by downloading a free Daily Plan worksheet from my website, then enter your activities by 30 or 60-minute increments. Be 100% truthful. Your inner critic might say some nasty things, so just mute it and continue the exercise. I’ll bet you’re going to find some things you weren’t expecting!
A time audit shows what is working and what is not. From there, you can apply key time-management skills combined with self-care to radically change your audit results.
Planning out your day is VITAL to your success!
You can still be impulsive, free-spirited, and fun with a plan and some organization. They do co-exist.
A few tips for time-management that make my life easier:
Brain dump at night by writing all your ideas and things to get done in a notebook.
Filter the big items from the smaller, less important ones.
Schedule the big items into your weekly calendar.
Fit the small items into remaining space on the calendar.
Ask yourself: Is this a realistic time frame for these things?
Am I balancing my career and home life?
That’s it for today! Drop a note in my social media and let me know how it works for you.