Time Management by Coach Jeremy
First off, I want to ask everyone to think of things that we do throughout the day that are not very productive or beneficial…
Ok, that’s long enough. If you had trouble coming up with any here are a couple examples:
I am absolutely guilty of this. It’s so easy to just whip out the phone and pull up FB and just scroll and scroll and scroll. But think about this, every day few days FB/Twitter/Instagram soak up tons and tons of hours from peoples “spare” time. Where did that time come from? It’s not like it was pulled out of thin air. It actually had to replace something else. What did we do before the social media craze? Were people not busy 5+ years ago?
Alright, maybe you think you’re not a part of this group. Well I have a very simple challenge for you: create a block schedule for one week. Nothing crazy, it can be pretty basic and handwritten or you can get all fancy and make an excel spreadsheet, completely up to you. Try to be as specific as possible. For example:
Woke up: 8am
Get ready for work: 830-9
I won’t break down a whole day. Hopefully you get the gist of it.
So after a week of this, we should have a pretty good indication of what we are spending our time on. Maybe there are some things that we can lower the amount of time we are spending on it or eliminate it all together. Don’t worry! I’m not saying you can never watch TV again or never use Facebook again. All I’m saying is maybe don’t spend 4 hours doing it! Maybe take one of those hours and go for a walk or spend more time with your family.
If you want to be better at something and be successful for the long haul, but find that you just don’t have enough time for it, hopefully the block schedule will help. Schedule your personal development time just like an appointment with a colleague, your doctor, or even your boss. Make it non-negotiable. Put it on your block schedule and make it concrete. If it gets moved for an emergency, it needs to get placed somewhere else on the block schedule. Success doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because we planned on success!
Let me know if you have any questions………Ready break!