Not on purpose of course.
You automatically do what people ask of you.
If you ever find you have time over, you barely know how to use it.
In the end you give up on managing time and just let life happen to you.
I know it can be hard to believe, especially in a phase of life when everything seems to happen at once.
But it really is possible to find time for you, the ones you love and what you want to do.
All you need to learn is how to fill your Glass of Time.
Your Glass of Time is a symbol for the time you have available during a week.
The glass of time contains 168 hours (24 hours a day for 7 days).
Once you manage your typical week, you manage your life.
To fill your glass of time consciously, it is important to understand the different categories of time.
Mindlessly browsing social media, dwelling on things you can’t change, overdoing irrelevant things.
Enjoying good meals, sleeping enough to thrive and moving in ways you love.
Painting, dancing, learning about things that interest you. Whatever makes your heart beat faster.
Gardening only to keep the neighbours happy, doing things your parents taught you without questioning them, going to mandatory meetings at work even though they don’t add value.
...it is about managing your life in the time you have.
Start with these 4 steps:
Sleep at least 7-8 hours a day. Eat healthily and move every day. This will give you the energy you need to use the time you have in an efficient way.
Add the want time before the “should” time, otherwise you will never find space for it in your Glass of Time. If this is hard to fit in, start with just 5 minutes a day.
When you take steps 1 and 2 your Waste time will decrease automatically.
If you want to reduce it even more right now, choose 1 wasteful activity and stop yourself from doing it at least for 3 days.
Question all the activities you spend time on.
Choose consciously what to continue doing.
Eliminate or delegate the activities you choose to no longer spend time on.
Accept what you can’t change right now and make a plan for how to remove or reduce these activities in the future.
I can only guess, but I believe you want to fill your glass in the right order so you can make the most of your time and your life.
You know the principles now.
I know that transitioning from knowing to doing is not always easy.
When you do the transition you will stumble upon things that are specific for your situation.
“What if I have a small baby that keeps me awake all night, and I can’t sleep the recommended 7-8 hours?”
“How do I even know what my Wants are?”
“If my work is a big and energy-draining “should”, how can I reduce or eliminate that?”
Filling your Glass of Time is an interesting and sometimes challenging journey.
I have helped many who started where you are now.
I can be your caring and efficient guide on the journey to the life you want.