Take Control of Your Own Time

Do you find yourself rushing around with too many things to do in a day? It’s difficult to be at your best if you are running around and getting stressed in the meantime. This often means that you don’t have enough time to do all those things you’ve been meaning to do, things like keeping up regular exercise, preparing food and eating healthily, or simply looking after yourself. We’ve all said it – ‘I just don’t have the time’ but are we really as busy as we think?

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

We all have the same 24 hours in the day so how do some people seem to achieve so much and others seem to achieve so little?

It’s all about priorities…

How quickly does your perspective change if instead of thinking ‘I don’t have time’ you change it to ‘It’s not a priority’

‘I don’t have time to go to the gym and work out’ becomes ‘exercising isn’t a priority.’
‘I’d love to eat healthier but don’t have time to cook’ becomes ‘eating healthy isn’t a priority.’

So next time you think about saying you haven’t got time to do something ask yourself if it’s a priority instead.
You may be surprised at your answer.

Still not convinced? Then why not try this tip from the Wall Street Journal: ‘Are You As Busy As You Think?’ and keep a time log.

How much time do you spend watching TV, or surfing on your computer for example?
This can be a really effective way of working out where you can save time and use it to achieve your priorities instead.