How to boss time instead of time ‘bossing’ you?! We’ve all been stressed when we’re running short of time to do our daily tasks. I’ve been guilty many times of running late to meetings or just simply not being there on time. Why?
Is it because we’re all ‘reactive’ when it comes to our lives? Shall we just wait and procrastinate till that task or activity becomes high priority due to lack of time? We know this. Its obvious.
To really BOSS and CONQUER time you must appreciate the truth that TIME = MONEY. You don’t waste money nor do you procrastinate taking or earning more money. If you invest your money well then money will work its wonders for you. Same goes for time. If you invest your time well then you’re tasks, goals and objectives will be done effectively and most importantly efficiently.
HOW TO BOSS TIME
1. BUDGET YOUR TIME
There are 24 hours, 1440 minutes and 86400 seconds in a day. YOU’RE RICH! Wowee that’s great cash flow given to you! It’s important to now only sit down and plan your time but to discuss with your significant others what you need to do per day and how much time you require. Doing this will not only hold you accountable for your goal achievements but it also shows your significant ones that you appreciate their time and that they must be allocated into the time budget.
I suggest spend approximately 10-20 minutes every night, state your goals and break each goal into chunks of mini tasks that aim to effectively complete each one. By chunking your tasks you can review what you’ve done and efficiently complete them. No more running, rushing and stressing. The stress is your fault. Plan your time well and you’ll sit back and realise how awesome you performed your tasks today and thereby you deserve your ‘allocated’ chill out time!
2. RESPECT YOUR TIME, RESPECT OTHER’S TIME
To conquer time, you must respect it. Respecting yours and other’s time will allow you to understand how it works for everyone. You respect money right? You had to work hard to earn that money and you must now waste it! Well unfortunately, not everyone respects time (we’ll discuss that next!).
To further add to time = money thought process, I’ll throw you another bombshell; TIME IS MORE THAN MONEY. Why? Because time, unlike money when lost, cannot be made back. Once you’ve wasted or lost time, you won’t get it back. Don’t waste your loved one’s time. You won’t gain that lost time back.
Value your time. Value other’s time.
3. CONQUER PROCASTINATION
Procrastination is a villain. If we maintain the ‘time is money’ analogy then I consider procrastination as gambling. You’re spending money for a short-lived ‘high’ or happiness. And when you’ve overspent and wasted too much ‘time’ then only negative emotions present. Don’t gamble your time away. At least money you can make back, time lost is lost.
Commit to achieving your goals through chunking first. If you are really passionate and dedicated to achieving your goals then you wouldn’t have time to procrastinate.
You can dominate your time by learning how to harness it wisely. Doing so will give you a fabulous sensation of success in conquering your daily time and goal budgets!