Time is very elusive.  Before we realise it, we’ve come to end of another weekend and if you are like most people you don’t realise what you spent all that time on.

The weekdays on the other hand seem to drag on endlessly like they’ll never end.

If you have done any time management skills/training or courses one of the frequent things you’ll learn is to spend a week writing down everything you do.  This does two things:

  1. It takes a lot of time (I really don’t have time to write down everything I do) and
  2. It can be overwhelming realising everything I do.

So how can you take back time?

There are no easy answers but the simplest method is to look at your calendar and work out:

  1. Are there things on there that I don’t need to be doing?
  2. Are there things that never seem to get done?
  3. Are there things on there that could be done by someone else? and
  4. Are there things on there that you shouldn’t have said yes to in the first place?

These are all excellent questions and until we’ve done some soul-searching to work out those answers our schedules are always going to be out of sync.

The simplest question is “Can I get someone else to do this?”.  Could you get your husband/wife and/or kids to help you with your housework and alleviate some of the burden.  Alternatively, you could hire someone to help you on a semi-regular basis.

At work, is this something I could delegate to someone else?  (if you have that kind of authority).  Alternatively, see if it needs to be done at all.  It’s amazing how much stuff at work really never needs to be done but it part of procedures and processes that have dramatically changed and should be eliminated from your work schedule.

There are no easy answers, but take time for some honest, self-reflection and see if you can create some gaps in your schedule for your own sanity and peace of mind.

Remember, life is a journey, enjoy it!

lisa_ballinger27@yahoo.com.auPersonalTime is very elusive.  Before we realise it, we've come to end of another weekend and if you are like most people you don't realise what you spent all that time on. The weekdays on the other hand seem to drag on endlessly like they'll never end. If you have done...Remember, Life Is A Journey, Enjoy It!