Well, you may have heard the phrase, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.”
These busy people don’t necessarily work any harder or faster than anyone else, they just work smarter. A few years ago, I started researching the interrelation between the perceived passage of time and our consciousness. As a result, I’ve uncovered the secrets of ’busy people’ and why they seem to get so much done in the same time as everyone else. So here’s my five top tips if you want get more done in yours days.
Time Tip 1: don’t mull over the past or worry about the future, stay in the Now
2. The importance of daily ’Me Time’
Before I learned to meditate in my mid-40s, I thought I would never have time to do it as I was a busy guy. Also, I could never make my active mind go blank. Nowadays, if I don’t meditate each day, I have a worse day. I get any time spent meditating back in spades with chance encounters and things just magically turning up, just when I need them – including ideas like the one I had to write this blog.
Tip #2: take at least 10 minutes quiet time out each day, even a good walk in a park will do
3. Resistance is futile
Only two types of events happen in our lives. Events that tell us we are on path and events that tell us we are off path. If something becomes hard, it is either a sign there is a better time to do it, someone better placed to do it than you or a learning can be made.
Tip #3: when you encounter resistance, stop what you are doing and go for a walk, asking for guidance. Then think of something else, like what you are having for supper, and the perfect solution magically pops in.
4. Two Minds are Better than One
We are blessed with two minds that take on different roles. It is an urban myth that our left brain is logical and our right brain is creative. A closer analogy is that, for most people, the left brain deals with detail and learned responses. At the same time, the right brain holds the whole vision.
Tip #4: before starting any task, do a doodle, or ideally a mind map, which captures the essence and the elements of what you are about to undertake. This will bring both hemispheres to bear on the task ahead.
5. Go with the temporal flow
Some of us are ’morning people’, some of us produce our best work after lunch or even in the evening. I always write my main books in Spring. The phase of the Moon even has an influence on our creativity.
Tip #5: make appointments with your creative self at the ideal times of the day, or ’moonth’. If you are writing a book, enter your chapters in your diary as if you are to meet them. Guard them with a passion.
Now just imagine there was a time management programme that taught you all these tips and much, much more …
Just imagine that your could pay what you could afford for this programme, from just $1 upwards …
Just imagine that, in just eight weeks, you could change your relationship with time, forever …
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