January is always the month in which everyone seems to want a fresh start—we can change some of the things that did not work in the past and move forward with new strategies in our everyday life.
As for me, I’m focusing on being more strategic with my time. Time is so valuable and what you do with it can change everything. Being strategic with your time will also allow you to get more projects done and most importantly, it will keep you on track. If I don’t watch it, I can get so bogged down with projects and really not get anything accomplished. I can keep up the pace for quite some time but usually after a while I get tired and drained and then burn out starts coming into play.
As I get older, I am learning to be wise with my time. I am starting to realize that more is less and less is more. I used to think, at the end of the day, I had to have so many projects accomplished before I could say, “I had a good day”. But I am realizing that it does not matter how fast you go through the day but it’s really how slow you go through the day—it is more important to strategically plan out your day and the best use of your time.
Focusing on the top three priorities of your day will set your day off right. Take time to look at your calendar and manage your time. Look at the week ahead and plan out who you need to meet with and what needs to be accomplished. Then take time to make it happen.
“The bad news is TIME flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
I came across this quote and it could not be more true. Let’s make sure we are being the best pilot of our time. When we are in charge, it makes for a happier life. Make a stand today and don’t let your busy life control you. Start this year off right and be the pilot of your time. You will end up with so much fulfillment in your work life and family life.
Tips for your time:
- Take a look at your week. Decide on your top priorities for the week and get them accomplished.
- List your daily goals. Pick the top tasks each day that you need to complete. The rest can be finished later.
- Remember you are in charge of your time. Take the driver’s seat in your life.
- Celebrate at the end of the day. Be proud of what you accomplished.