Have You Ever Felt Like Giving Up?

Have you given up or do you feel like giving up? Many people, live their lives in a big state of panic. They seem to always be in a perpetual state of crisis. From the minute they wake up until the minute they go to bed at night, they feel overwhelmed.

If this sounds like your current situation, it means that you are operating in a continual state of overload, which just "adds stress to your stress." This is no way to live and being constantly in this state of alarm can be very unproductive as well as very harmful to your health.

Once you are stressed, you get even further behind because it affects everything from your concentration, to your memory, to the quickness of your reflexes. You need your concentration to do well at anything from your work to your relationships. You need your memory in order to navigate daily life. You need your reflexes so that when you are driving along with your kid in the back seat, you are able to swerve into a safe place when that oncoming car is coming at you.

In other words, you need to be on the ball, alert, and as attentive as possible. Life is challenging enough without being compromised by exhaustion--especially when that exhaustion could be cured with a little bit of time management.

Keep in mind too that practicing time management is not about being "perfect." It is about making your life more manageable so you can see your job and your family as blessings rather than burdens.

Your goal should be to decide what is most important and crucial to getting ahead in life and do those things only. When you focus only on the most important aspects, you will naturally and effortlessly maximize your time.

My challenge for you this week:

  1. Make a short list of those things in life that matter most to you.

  2. Prioritize the list from "most important" to "least important."

  3. Write down the amount of time you need to devote to successfully managing the "most important" things on your list.

  4. Hold yourself accountable to this time commitment by keeping a weekly log of actual time spent on each of those "most important" things.

  5. Perform a weekly analysis of how your time is spent. Determine whether or not you neglected the things that you professed to be "most important."

By performing the tasks of this week's challenge, you will be able to prioritize your time so that you can de-stress your life!

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