Am I the only one around here who keeps hearing these words “time is money”, “time is of the essence”, “time flies”, “no time to lose”, time this, time that….?
I can bet you every single person that reads this post has heard at least one of those statements more times than they can count.
So what is it about these idioms that never gets old? Is it something that’s said just to scare people or to make people do things that they don’t necessarily want to, but have to because “time is money”?
Sorry to burst your bubble but they are all right 😋 – what were you expecting? Of course time is money, money is wasted when a person’s time is not used productively.
Your time is a valuable commodity, and if you don’t put it to good use, you’ll lose more than you’ll gain – wanna bet?
So what should I do with my time Sommy? Oh hold up now, I don’t even have time for anything else, I have lots of school work and I also work part time…
HERE ARE A FEW KEY POINTS
PLAN YOUR DAY
Truly this is important and honestly it was pretty hard for me to start this cause I knew that if I write down my goals for the day, I’d have to be strict with myself (time) and deep down I still wanted to kinda “play” around with my time and be spontaneous – not that there’s anything wrong with being spontaneous…
Hold up, when I say plan your day, I’m not talking about that little list you make during the day of errands you need to run or places you need to go to in a hurry. Planning your day here means, knowing the things you have to do in a day, prioritizing them, allocating times to them and sticking to it.
THE POWER OF NO
So now you’ve planned your day and everything’s going well, then….”Jenny, can you accompany me to the mall? I really need to get those boots I saw the other day”. Now, there’s nothing wrong with helping out a friend or loved one but if you still have important things to do, then you should learn to say no.
I know that this can be hard so here’s a better way to handle the situation; Try recommending someone else that can help the person out or better still, tell your loved one to wait – yes, you can say “If you can wait for about an hour, I’d be able to accompany you or help you out with what you need”.
Harsh? Well, so be it.
Learnt this from Darren Hardy – although he was referring to business, but this is a good strategy. Learn to ask for help or in some cases hire a helping hand. You don’t have to do it all on your own, if there’s something you need to get done but you have loads of other stuffs to do, then outsource, look for someone who can help you with that, then focus on other things at hand. Saves you time and also gives you the chance to pay detailed attention to what you have to do.
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