We can and should make the time for important things in our life. But how do we determine what is important?
This comes down to our character, our core values and who we are. When we carefully evaluate these items, we are better able to determine how to spend our time in meaningful and effective ways.
Once we've analyzed ourselves and figured out how best to spend our time, let's make it happen. I have found using a task list and a calendar to be particularly useful. If there's something that must get done this week, but I don't get to it today, I simply shift it to another day this week.
You know those items on your list that you KNOW would make a positive impact on your life? But you keep putting them off. Finding excuses. STOP MAKING EXCUSES and PUT THEM ON YOUR CALENDAR because they are arguably THE MOST IMPORTANT tasks, and by accomplishing them, you will drastically impact the course of your life for the better.
I used to spend my time mindlessly plowing through my to-do list. I now take the time to re-evaluate that list to make sure that my tasks are prioritized in a way that aligns with my goals and values.
How do you spend your time? What are some things that you know would positively impact your life but you keep putting off?
Another shoutout to Steven Covey here for presenting these ideas in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from such a sage person.