Getting Nowhere Fast

Too much to do and not enough time to do it all? Are you rushing, rushing, rushing and getting nowhere fast?

Connected Everyone that I am working with these days — from entrepreneurs to corporate execs —  is feeling the pinch of being "connected" 24/7 by technology while still being responsible for all of the other "stuff" in life. Some people have tried to cope by getting up earlier and earlier each day; or by going to bed later and later each night. This lack of sleep only creates fogginess, a loss of focus and makes the problem worse. 

So, what can a person do?

Whether I am working with a person in a personal consulting arrangement or speaking in front of a large audience, I recommend five things to help people take back the control of their time which leads to a happier and healthier life: 

  1. Become self-aware — just how are you spending your time each day?
  2. Identify habits — what are you doing consistently that is helping you achieve your goals? What are you doing that is getting in the way of your goals?
  3. Create a plan — changing a habit can take some time and elbow grease. Hey, you didn’t get this way overnight!  Choose one habit that you want to strengthen or change and work daily for 40 days to "build those new muscles."
  4. Find support —  research shows us that if we are involved in a supportive community then we are more likely to hold ourselves accountable for taking the action we need to take. Find a friend, or a personal coach, who can hold you accountable in a loving way. And, who can help you celebrate each small success on your journey to time freedom.
  5. Pay attention to your self talk —  is that little voice in your head critical of your efforts? Change that voice to be caring and supportive of your new lifestyle habits.

With just self awareness, some focused attention on the habits you are strengthening and the choices you are making each day, you, too, can experience fabulous time freedom

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