How To Create More Time

Published: April 23, 2010
By: Faye Hollands

Time is our most valuable commodity and yet it appears to create so many challenges for many of us.  How often have you wished you had more time to get something done, or wondered why the day went so quickly when you were having fun?  If you’ve found yourself hoping for more time, or wishing the week away take a moment now to discover the key to smart time management – and it’s not what you think!

It’s Emotional.

Have you ever spent your entire week wishing it was Friday? I think most people have at some point in their lives, but as exciting as your plans may be for the weekend that probably wasn’t the key behind your urge to get the week over  with in record speed!  You see, when you find yourself clock-watching and wishing your days away you need to question what’s going on during your 9-to-5 that’s leaving you hoping, wishing and waiting for the end of the week!

Time is an emotional issue and when you’re hoping the week will pass by in a flash it might well be because you’re bored at work, overwhelmed by your job or stressed with your daily life, all of which are emotional reactions.

Similarly, when you find yourself spending time on distractions such as tidying your desk, surfing the internet or making endless cups of coffee, you are creating an emotional reaction which takes up precious time and ultimately sidetracks you from the important tasks you need to get done.  It’s procrastination at it’s best, and instead of being a time issue, it’s an emotional one.

Try asking yourself “What am I avoiding doing and why?”  Perhaps you feel confused about a task you’ve got to do, or worried about a presentation and a fear of failure is kicking-in.  Either way, and there are millions of scenarios like this, it’s your emotions that are playing havoc with the time you have, not your watch or the volume of work you have!

Learning how to control your emotions is an important factor in managing your time wisely.  If you take a look at some of the worlds most successful people you’ll notice that this is a common characteristic between them all – they know how to react appropriately in the moment which ultimately helps them reach their goals in a time-effective way.

Being able to know how to react to events and harness your emotions will allow you to take control of your time and to get more done each and every day towards your goals – an important ingredient in the quest for success.  Your ability to choose your emotional reaction will determine whether you head towards the outcome you are looking for or if you are sidetracked and veer off in another direction.

Would you like to learn how to get more done in less time?  Book your free 30-minute coaching consultation now.  Simply click here to schedule your appointment.

Written by Faye Hollands – Director at Outshine Consulting.  Faye is an accomplished Career Coach and Time Management Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success.  You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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