Do you feel that you are always in a hurry to get places do things and everything in life? Are you late most of the time? Why is that and how can you improve on it? Most of have this problem in their life if you do not then read another article you do not need what is coming below. But if you are among those who feel that life is just slipping away from your hand.
The main reason for feeling this way is because you do not have clear priorities in your life. You do not know what you want and that is causing all of this mess. You do not need a better system to manage your time you need new way of thinking.
All of us have same 24 hours in our life but some of us can make miracles with and some of you are barely surviving.
Why do you have this problem?
Lack of goal
If you do not have goals in your then anything that you do is important and in that process nothing get done. You cannot make a difference in your life what is important and what is not if you do not have a clear set goal that you want to achieve in your life.
Also see: Magic Of Small Weekly Goals
Lack of priority in your life
For some the problem is not that they do not have goals. But the problem is that they have a lot of things that they want to do in their life and set out to do all of them at the same time. But that never works so what you need to do is find 3 things that you want to do now.
Get started on working on those 3 things do not think about anything before you get those things done. You can only add new goals if you have finished one of the previous 3 goals. So set small goals or break large goals into small parts.
No set daily action
You have set goals and have selected top 3 goals that you want to achieve now. Even after doing all that you are not able to get clear direction in your day. You feel like all the day what you are really doing is running around and nothing is done.
The reason for that is simple it is not enough that you set a top 3 goals you now need to find 3 things that you will do not daily basis that will get you in the direction of your goal. For example you have one of the goals of getting fit or losing weight. So your daily action will be to exercise and eat less.
What you need to do is find an exercise plan which is at least 12 weeks long and less than 45 minutes a day of work 5-6 days a week. The reason for having a well thought out plan is that when you get up every day you do not have to think about what is it that you have to do today you will just look at your plan and do the exercise that is written.
If you think that your plan is not getting you result and want to change you cannot until 12 weeks are over no matter what. Same goes for your eating plan as well.
Also see: 9 Rules for a Simpler Day
Trying to do it all
Some people try to do it all at the same time. They think that they can do that. But as humans we are designed to do one task at a time. I am not saying that you cannot do more than one thing at time I am saying is that if you want the best results it is better if you stick with one thing at time.
You will be able to do more and with a lot of efficacy if you focus on doing one thing at a time.
How can you solve this problem?
Top 5 things
Make a list of top 5 things that you need to do the next day at night that will make the most difference in your life. You will get 3 three things from the above and you will at 2 things that you need to do in your life. Like pay bills, talk to someone etc.
You should make a commitment to do those things first before doing anything else. You should not check you mail, Facebook, twitter before you have completed your list of 5 things.
Also see: 5 Things And You Are Done For The Day
Learn to say No
If you are in the habit of saying yes to everything, then you will have a lot of things on your plate every day. In that case what happens is that you will not be able to do the top 5 things that we have determined in the above point.
When you are not able to do those 5 things you will not get the result that you want in the end.
Focus on one thing at a time
When you are using your computer for doing anything like checking mails or doing some research, Set a timer for 5, 10 or 15 minutes it depends. Start the timer now you should only focus on your mails and try to answer as many as possible.
If there are some left set the timer again and try to complete them. You should focus on improving yourself every time.
Everything should have a place and everything should be at its place
When I was in college I lived in a hostel as for the first time living by myself i used to put thing anywhere. So when I need a nail cutter I have to look for it for 2 hours to get it. A lot of headache and waste of time comes from looking for things.
So it enough is enough so what I did is I made a place of nail cutter I always put it in same exact place after use. What that does when I need to find it I know where I will get it.
Same goes for paper work. You do not need to be super organized it do help. What you can do at its place is that you can make a box or drawer. Where whenever you have any paper that you think is important you put it there.
So in future when you looking for a receipt on something you will know where it will be. It makes life so easy and takes no time at all on your part.
These are some of things that you can do if you find yourself in always in hurry. This are things that will eliminate things that what waste time. So that you will have time for things that you want to do the most.
Tell what you think about the article. What are things that you will like to apple to your life? Are there other things that you do on your daily life that can to useful to other? Please share. You should always be thinking about making your life as simple and productive as possible.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius