Create More Time To Get Things Done
Updated: Apr 16, 2022
Challenge the concept of doing things the way they have always been done.
How we look at time is a concept. People have different concepts of time, and the amount of time it should take to get things done efficiently. What if you cut your time in half?
For example, assess how much time you really need to have a productive meeting. How much time are you allowing for small talk if you provide one-hour consultations? How important is that time when compared to other things you may need to get done? Consider scheduling consultations or some meetings for 30-45 minutes instead of an hour. You just created 15-30 minutes for another activity that you could also use for self-care. This concept can be applied to any area of your life. Every minute you give to one activity or distraction is a minute unavailable for something else that could be more important.
Keys to Success
If you believe you would struggle to end meetings that are reduced to 30-45 minutes. on time, schedule them close to obligations with a hard deadline, such as picking your kids up from school or a higher priority meeting or appointment. Also, pay attention to your watch when you are faced with distractions. It may be uncomfortable at first, but once you get used to having more time available to get other things done, you will appreciate the flexibility and space you are providing to yourself.