Are you neglecting the things that matter?
Do you think you’re somehow different than the rest of us? That you have more hours in the day or can get more done miraculously if you just get organized enough?
Let me tell you right now, FORGET IT! There is only so much any one person can accomplish at one time. We’re told we can have and do it all, but that is a bold faced lie, a sales pitch of productivity system marketing.
Be honest. Where are you falling short?
Full disclosure: I am a chronic over-scheduler, over-committer and plate-overflower ( I just made that term up.) I know I am not alone in the disease to “DO MORE.” But when we try to squeeze in more we tend to neglect the things that matter most, health, family, enjoyment of life.
In some unfathomable twist of brain logic we tend to spend time on those things that don’t really matter in the long-term picture of our lives. Why do we do this? I don’t know. It’s a puzzle of the human psyche. Perhaps someone wiser than I can figure out that puzzle eventually.
Mini: Mission: My marching orders are to figure out what really matters, place a premium priority and focus on those aspects of my life and cut back or delete those that don’t. I invite you, no; I implore you to join me.
Time is our most valuable currency, yet most of us squander it so easily. (Feel free to tweet that.)
What are the things that really matter to you?
Are you spending enough time on those things?
What are the things that really won’t matter 20 years from now?
Are you spending too much time on the things that really don’t matter that much?
Do you check your email first thing in the morning instead of taking time to exercise or eating breakfast with your family? I’m sure you’ll be glad of that when your health fails and your kids are gone.
Do you spend too much time on social media and information intake? Unless that’s your job, (and sometimes even if it is your job,) you’ll get better results if you spend your time actually producing “work.” Those things are tools.
And while we’re talking about social media…is Facebook really more important than reading with your kids or having an actual conversation with your husband?
We don’t like to think that we’re squandering our time; I know I sure don’t.
But our schedule and habits tell the real story… Take a look…if you dare.