“I’m too busy” is a phrase I hear often and a phrase I’ve even said to myself when I was having trouble moving forward with something. The reality is that we all have so many tasks and responsibilities, and it makes sense that we might feel overwhelmed or overworked at times. With that, you may still be wondering how to make the best of your busy schedule so that you can still move forward with your goals and responsibilities.
So how do we make the very best of our busy schedules? Here are three things you should do.
Take Inventory Of Your Time
The first thing to do is to find out what you are doing with your time. If you have never taken inventory of your time before, you may find that there are pockets of time throughout your day or week that may need to be modified. It's possible that during that time, you are watching TV, or scrolling on social media, or in general doing something that doesn’t align well with your goals and priorities. While these are not bad things, instead it's likely that you may be doing some of these things in excess and can reduce time spent doing them.
Discontinue The Things That Don’t Matter
The second thing to do is to make a decision on the things that don’t matter, and to discontinue or reduce time spent with those things. In other words, the things that do not align with your goals or priorities should not take up so much of your time. For example, if you’ve taken inventory of your time and realize that you are watching TV 4-5 hours of your day, or have been on social media for a similar amount of time, you might find that reducing or discontinuing that activity will give you more time to devote to other things.
If you’re having trouble deciding what should be discontinued, really ask yourself this question: “What are my goals and priorities right now?”
Ideally, the things you spend the most time on should align well with your goals and priorities.
Prioritize The Things That Do Matter
The final thing to do is to begin to prioritize the things that do matter. In other words, do more of the things that align well with your goals and priorities. After you’ve taken inventory of your time and discontinued the things that don’t matter, you will likely notice that there is more time than you realized and it can now be used for the things that will truly move you forward.
Are you feeling ready to form better habits and work toward your personal development goals?
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