So far you’ve chopped TV shows you no longer found any value in watching, minimized consumption of repetitive news that so often does not impact you at all, and reduced online time through any number of endless social media avenues. So how about finding time at work?
How much freedom have you gained within your business to focus on the areas where you make the greatest impact? How many hours in your week have you repurposed towards living an active, healthy, and happy life and spending quality time with the most important people in your world?
Need a few more?
You’ll find all kinds of time wasters. If you punch the time clock then perhaps creating time is not the key. Perhaps it is more about creating efficiencies so you can be more productive. Perhaps it’s about focusing on things that matter in having an impact so you feel energized and positive at the end of the day instead of drained and frustrated.
If, however, you tend to work long after the required 8 hours or are an entrepreneur who feels like you are always working then eliminating wasteful, time consuming tasks can free up time for what matters most.
If you are reading this and wondering what the heck I am talking about, maybe you missed the last 3 posts. Go check them out then continue here. It’ll be worth it.
Consider these to find time at work
Step 1: Disconnect… mostly!
Turn off email, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media. I know I already said this but it’s worth repeating. Plan to ONLY turn them on for a set period a few key times during your day. Inform those that need to know you will be doing this (or at least trying it out for a week).
That constant alarm telling you that you have a new email, post, text, etc. disrupts your focus, especially if you automatically act to check it out and respond. That shift in and out of focus on your task at hand requires time and energy and it is wasted.
For most people constant connection and immediate response is not necessary.
Task 2: Create a distinct transition from work.
As you become more time efficient in your day (using task 1 and other things) by gaining focus and getting it done you then NEED TO take action by LEAVING EARLIER, and maybe even on time. Staying late, continuing to work long hours becomes a habit that requires conscious breaking. If not you will merely add more to your day and not get to doing what is really important.
When you actually take the time you create in your week by becoming more efficient and cutting back where you are able AND add physical activity and other healthy activities in it’s place you will become more fit, more energized, more focused, happier, and healthier overall.
You will become more productive in your work and everywhere in your world!
I have introduced 2 simple changes that can shift your time and energy at work. Of course there are so many more possibilities. Have a look at wasteful meetings, delegating, and renewal breaks, to name a few. What else can you do?
What are you waiting for? Go ahead, do it now!
Enjoy your new found freedom to live your Wildly Ideal Life.
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