I Need More Time
If you ask someone what they would want more of they would more than likely say time! If I only had more time to do this or that then I would be successful. If only I had more time then I would be able to workout. If I had more time then I could cook at home. It may not be more money, but more time could help you get money. Right? How many have said any one of those above statements.
I used to. Now I know the one who controls what I do with my time is me.
I can remember how I always wanted to be the one who said I did this, I did that, look at me I am wonder woman. Let me tell you first hand, not the place to be. Running a full time business online, about to be running a studio and not to mention making time for hanging out and family most people say I don’t know how you do it all. Let me share with you my secret, I don't do it all myself.
There are things that we are amazing at and then there are some things that well anyone could do. It is time to find the difference between the two. When you start to delegate the things that anyone else could do then you will start to see where your time is spent. I was challenged to write down every 15 minutes what I was doing in that 15 minute time. Yes, every 15 minutes to write down what I was doing. Before I started, I knew I spent way to much time on my phone and working. So, I challenge you to do the same.
I get it because before I was working from home I was working 40+ hours a week, including teaching my group exercise classes. I had crazy hours and nothing was ever steady each week. Here is the second biggest tip I have for you, identify what is important to you and put it on the top priority list.
So one, it is distinguishing where your time is going and secondly what is most important to you. If you spend time playing games on your phone or Facebook is that important enough to spend 30 minutes of your time when you don't think there is time to cook or workout? It is all about perspective and priorities.
Most people say they don't have enough money to start working out at a gym or at home program but then can go and buy a coach purse no second guessing. It is just about priorities. No one is right or wrong.
Thirdly, once you have established where your time is going and what your priorities are then you must delegate somethings. Maybe hire someone to clean your house or hire a nanny for 1-2 hours a day so you can get some work done. Sounds crazy, but you almost can't afford not to. Don't try to build a website if you have no idea how to because you want to save money. Your time is money. Delegate. Let other people do what they rock at so you can do what you rock at.
I hope you start this process today. I challenge you for 3 days to write down what you are doing and where your time is going. That “real quick I gotta do this” will turn into endless hours in the Facebook newsfeed. Been there, done that. Make your time and day as productive as it can be. That way you can lay your head on your pillow with peace knowing you did as much as you could and are proud of that.
Until next time,