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Time In 3D

Posted On - 23/10/2015 08:42:30


Perception IS Reality

Time management is hard.

Why?

Well, for a start you can't manage it just what you do in the time you've got. And that's the nub of it: how do you manage yourself?

What do you do to sort out what you do when? Do you take time out during your day to assess what you're doing? Or do you shun that because it's ‘dead-time' and just run at everything as fast as you can in the hope you get it all done?

If you've problems with time you're not alone. But could it be your problems are self-inflicted?

Time isn't the problem

We said this last blog. And we'll keep saying it over and over.

Everything you do you choose to do. Everything you do: you, choose, to, do.

That's right, time doesn't choose how to use you; you choose how you use it. If time presents you a problem it's not at fault – you are.

This isn't an insult: you're not incompetent are you? No but, and this is a big ‘but', are you responsible? Are you holding yourself accountable? Saying you don't have time is a lie. Fess up you do! What you don't have is a sense of what's more important.

Having difficulty managing time? You're not the only one

There is no perfect answer to managing time where everything falls into place. Managing time is a juggling act.

Continuously reprioritising and making trade-offs. Adding to – and not forgetting – everything you need to do as it comes in. The unexpected. Wanting to help, be nice and approachable. Being battered by technology and ‘always-on' communications. And being human – eking out a sense of achievement by doing the things you like and can easily do. And avoiding those you don't and are hard.

Sure, these things make managing time more complicated and even unruly, but they don't make it impossible.

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