A necessity in 2017! Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time we stop accepting everything that is thrown at us. Not all of it is good and if we’re being honest… we’re only getting older! We don’t have time to waste on people and things that aren’t giving us the happiness and peace we deserve. Time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Be wary of time wasters
During the summer, I finally got the grasp of this concept. I’m sure you’ve all experienced this as well. When school is out is when your inbox starts to fill up with “lets work” and “lets link up” people who never fall through. People can be time wasters. Those candidates who swarm your inbox with “text me” and not “when are you free?” are time wasters. Beware of those who make the same mistakes over and over again. THEY are the they that DJ Khaled was talking about! They don’t want you to succeed or change. They want you to stay in your repetitive cycle of stagnant situations. They don’t want to see you at peace or prosper!
If you say “yes” to every request, you will never have any time for yourself. Get super protective about your time, and say “no” to everything that will effect your life in a negative way. It’s okay to say no sometimes. It isn’t rude or ignorant. It’s just you saving time for yourself and that is completely okay!
As cheesy and original as it sounds, this is the most effective thing you can do when wanting to reclaim your time. Use your time wisely, and when I say this, do what is going to keep you happy. A time at peace and joy is never a time wasted. That blog? Start it. That book you’ve been dying to read? Read it! That idea? Get it out there! Whatever your gift is, put it to use!
Cut out distractions
What is there around your workspace that distracts you from the task at hand? Sometimes it’s visual clutter, or papers lying around that call for your attention and action, or emails on your computer that pop up at the wrong time, or the phone, or coworkers. See if you can eliminate as many of these as possible — the more you can focus, the more effective you’ll be and the less time you’ll waste. That equals time saved for the good stuff!
How will you reclaim your time?
Read one of my older posts to learn about ways to detox your life.