Have you ever wondered why some people seem to succeed almost effortlessly while other people never have enough time and struggle just to get results?
Have you ever known anyone whose life just seems to unfold in the most amazing ways?
They have the most wonderful relationships and experiences. They always have abundance and everything seems to magically fall into place for them while you might be working harder than ever waiting to see better results in your life. Maybe you’re stressed, overwhelmed, living in chaos or frustrated because you can’t get things done. Maybe you can’t make progress on work or important projects. Perhaps you never have enough time for personal life, don’t feel satisfied with the time you have and always want more.
What’s going on? What’s the difference? Why don’t you have enough time?
If you’re not getting the results you want with your time, maybe you need to examine your Relationship with time and Make Time Fall in Love with You.
We don’t usually think of being in a relationship with time; however, we all have the exact same 24 hours each day and some people apparently do have enough time. Whether or not you realize it, you have a relationship with time. Your relationship with time is the same as your relationships with other people, your relationship to your work, your relationship with yourself, your relationship with money. How do you treat the other relationships in your life? Do you abuse them, mistreat them or misuse them?
If you don’t have enough time, then look at your Relationship with Time.
How you manage your time doing anything is how you manage your time doing everything.
If you manage your time with respect, if you appreciate your time, nurture it, enjoy each moment and keep track of it, you’ll have more time for important work and more time for you. You’ll have better control over your time to achieve the results you want. You’ll begin to attract more time into your life and make time fall in love with you.
Time Management Activity: What’s Your Relationship with Time?
Circle Yes or No to the following Questions:
1. Do you appreciate the time you have? Yes No
2. Do you nurture your time? Yes No
3. Do you pay attention to time? Yes No
4. Do you feel gratitude for each moment as you spend it? Yes No
5. Do you ignore time? Yes No
6. Do you take time for granted? Yes No
7. Do you abuse your time? Yes No
8. Do you keep track of your time? Yes No
9. Do you observe what you do with your time? Yes No
10. Do you know how you spend your time each hour? Yes No
11. Do you track your thoughts while you’re spending time? Yes No
12. Do you make the most of your time? Yes No
13. Do you spend your time productively? Yes No
14. Are you efficient with your time? Yes No
15. Do you leverage your time? Yes No
16. Do you complete important projects on time? Yes No
17. Are you consistently early for meetings and appointments? Yes No
18. Do you plan your time? Yes No
Look at your relationship with time from your responses above. If you’re not satisfied with your relationship, ask yourself these questions:
• What do I want my relationship with time to look like?
• What is the emotional relationship I want with time–how do I want to feel in my relationship with time?
3 Steps You Can Take if you Don’t have Enough Time
Most of us want our relationship with time to be easy, effortless, rewarding, successful and fulfilling. If you don’t have enough time and you want your relationship with time to improve, take these 3 steps:
- Know what your current relationship with time is,
- Put yourself in the right frame of mind to improve it and,
- Make a commitment to yourself to change your relationship with time.
What’s your relationship with time? Please Comment.
Kathryn McKinnon is an executive coach and CEO of McKinnon & Company dedicated to helping you change the way you spend your time so you can change your life. More time management activities, tips and strategies to save time are found in Triple Your Time Today! on Amazon. If you’d like to hear easy ways to improve your relationship with time and make more time for you, go to: http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/time-management-radio/. If you want help changing your relationship with time and are ready for personal or corporate coaching or training, contact Kathryn McKinnon at support@Kathryn-McKinnon.com. Don’t Have Enough Time? This Valentine’s Day Make Time Fall in Love with You.