Time For What Matters

r2g-pbonus1-sun rays-webHave you ever realized that you needed something from another room in your home, but when you walked into the room, you stood there with your hands on your hips, and for the life of you, couldn’t remember why you were there?

There are many times throughout the day that focus can elude us. Sometimes it means we don’t get a project done at work, we can’t recall the errands we were supposed to run during our lunch break, or we forgot that we needed scissors from the storage closet.

As we discussed a few weeks back, fortunately, time is not a scarce resource. That’s right: time is not scarce. We have all the time we need for the things that matter. Our sole responsibility in each moment is to discern, using intuition and reason, what matters most right now, to focus, and to follow through. When you find your focus drifting, keep in mind these simple tips to increase your clarity and productivity.

  1. Focus on one thing at a time! You miss important things when you try to overdo the multi-tasking.
  2. Use reminders. Keep notes in your phone, diary or hanging on your computer screen. Create a system to help you keep important appointments and other commitments.
  3. Make lists. If planning your niece’s birthday party is a priority, make a check-list of critical tasks with timelines to help you stay on task.
  4. Eliminate distractions. If your desk is messy and you get sidetracked from important tasks, take time to clean and organize.
  5. Prioritize. When everything feels urgent, take time to prioritize what matters most and needs to be done first.

Remember to be reasonable and compassionate with yourself. We’re not looking to put you back on the hamster wheel approach to life. Just trying to help you increase your sense of flow by practicing a few good self-management habits. Following these simple tips will help you sharpen your focus while fostering a greater sense of generous, effortless, gracious flow.

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About djwlifecoach

As a retired board-certified coach, author and Reiki master teacher, I continue to share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog and radio episodes help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more and access FREE resources at djwlifecoach.blog. For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting, golfing and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane.
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