You will be familiar with the old sayings:
‘There’s nothing so certain as the passing of time’
‘Time flies when you’re having fun’
You will also be familiar with the experience of your day eroding in what feels like an hour – especially when you are submerged in important tasks or you’re involved in enjoyable meetings.
Then there is the feeling of going on that much needed holiday….. you arrive to the beautiful feeling of knowing you have two full weeks relaxation and recreation time stretched ahead of you. And then in a jiffy, you’re are back at the airport for the journey home. Your holiday passed in what feels like the blink of an eye!
Time is our most precious but yet sometimes our most wasted asset. And yet people have developed and been conditioned to attach a lot of importance to money and physical possessions than time. This is because money has the power to fuel experience and make life more varied and comfortable. However, without time, material possessions and money count for nothing.
I have concluded that time and health are inextricably linked.
It always seems to me that healthy people often get to see more, do more and feel better in the process. I’m sure you know how miserable life can feel when you are in pain or you feel sick and poorly. Life is just not the same when you feel ill. Therefore, the pursuit of health should be part of your daily regime.
Make time for some daily exercise and get into healthy eating habits. See this discipline as going hand in glove with your time management philosophy. Your body will be more efficient if it is healthy. Your mind will be sharper and your energy levels higher and so you will have better prospects for getting things done faster – allowing you to save time.
I know many people who use their time in the gym productively. It’s the time they use wisely to listen to an educational or inspirational Podcast or they watch the “how to” videos on YouTube in an attempt to broaden their knowledge. These practices really do classically define the saying “making the best use of time”.
Another example of intelligent time management is the “walk and talk” approach.
Who was it that decided that every meeting should be in a hotel reception?
If you are meeting someone you know, why can’t you have your meeting on 4 mile walk in amongst nature?
On a beautiful day, there is nothing more rejuvenating than a walk in the British countryside. This practice means you have your meeting, you get some exercise, your skin gets some Vitamin D and you get to enjoy some of mother nature.
As I’ve begun to enjoy progress and success versus my own life goals and desires, I have learned to attach much more importance to time management and efficiency.
Planning is a key part of my work regime. The whole of my success is underpinned by being clear on what I need to do. This includes setting constant goals, mapping out my life desires and having systems in place to ensure I can get things done more efficiently.
As many members of my client team will tell you, I also make the best of technology such as webinars, Skype, Facebook Groups and Messenger. They are all an essential part of my focus on effective time management.
As someone who coaches other people, I’ve also invested a lot of time and effort into creating lessons and modules to share experience, proven methods and lessons with my clients. This includes videos that people can watch, documents that people can read and I’m now working on learning tools that people can listen to.
This is being done in recognition of just how much time people spend in their cars, on walks, on trains and even when they are out running. Audio really does support multi-tasking.
This approach to coaching does not always remove the need for personal interaction but it does allow me to ensure my success techniques are well documented and, of course, this approach does save huge amounts of precious time for everyone.
We all have a need for recreation time. Some people to choose watching television to occupy their spare time. Other people will read a fiction book. I focus my recreation time on watching and reading things that increase my knowledge or that have the potential to help me feel good.
As we consider time, the subject of sleep usually comes into consideration.
Some people convince themselves that they need 10 – 12 hours sleep to function. The reality, however, is that 7 hours sleep is enough for most people. Sleeping for longer periods is often a habit and not an essential requirement.
I’m sure you’ve experienced the feeling of lethargy when you are on holiday i.e. the more sleep and relaxation you get, the more tired you feel.
To extract the most from his life, famous Author Robin Sharma makes a routine of getting up at 5 am every day. He has a plan for each day and he focuses on positive activities. He also keeps a daily journal to record his life and capture his emotions and learnings. This practice all revolves around his time and life management focus – around savouring every moment.
My ultimate message is simple. Time really is your most precious asset. Treat it for what it is.
About Julianna Beavan
Julianna Beavan is one of the world’s most respected Business Coaches and Network Marketers. With a proven track record in helping people to take better control of their financial and lifestyle circumstances, via exciting options that exist in the health & wellness sector. Julianna is often commended for her inspiring coaching style – never neglecting the important human aspects of being warm, supportive and humble towards all those who approach her with a serious business appetite and the discipline to succeed.
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