To be successful at anything you need time

Time. Potentially one of the most vaguely defined words in the English language. Are you talking about the continued progress of existence? Or about a measurement? Right now it’s 20:15, but it won’t be for long. Or do you need to schedule something in with me? I should have some free time next week.

See what I mean…

Time. The one thing we all claim to not have enough of. But is a measurement defined by us. I accept that nature plays part in the rising and setting of the sun. However, we still have to ability to make time. And are encouraged to do so for what it most important to us.

I have set myself the challenge of taking part in VEDA – Vlog EveryDay in August (or April). I am three days in and can already appreciate to make good content for the internet you need time. I have been making videos for a while so already knew this. But to do it everyday for 31 days. That’s a whole different ball game.

How can you make more time?

The key is management. And understanding of your capabilities. You can’t know what you don’t know. Therefore if someone asks you how long do you think that will take you? And you have never done it before. Don’t sell yourself short. Let them know how long you realistically think it will take you. Give yourself the time, to complete the task and it is likely you will complete it sooner than you estimated. Be too restrictive and you will likely run over time not once but twice and that leaves a worse impression.

Next step is planning.

You now know how long it will take you to do your daily tasks, you know what deadlines you have for the day/week and you know what extra bits you want to do. So you can plan your day (time). Working to this method you will find you suddenly have loads more time.

When you, the individual, manages time, you remove the stress and anxiety that builds up. You stop thinking about all the things you should be doing, want to be doing or haven’t done. Focus more on the task at hand, and get more jobs on your to do list ticked off. Your perspective on time will change and you will become more productive.

This is not an overnight process. Remember it take 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make a lifestyle change.

Until next time,

Ax

Andrea

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