ARE YOU BEING WISE WITH YOUR TIME? ⏳
As humans, we always have something taking our time whether it is work or pleasure. One of the worst things that can ever happen to a person is when you decide to engage in one activity or the other as a way of spending “me-time” like seeing a movie or going for a walk, and you are not fully invested in it because you think you should be doing something else. This is something everyone must have gone through, in one stage of your life. But the truth is, that’s not the right way to live life.
There comes a time when you become tired of second-guessing yourself most especially on how you spend your time. If you are going through such, what you need is a change in mindset, and incorporate planning in your life. The following will help you become confident in how you spend your time.
KNOW YOUR PRIORITIES
As you grow older, priorities change and evolve. Some of the priorities you had as a kid, aren’t the same with what you have now. So, at this point in time, you want to write down your current top 3 priorities.
This helps you to measure your short term and long-term plans, and gives you an insight on what you want to achieve, and sets you on the path to success. Anytime you want to do something, think of your priorities and see if it correlates with what you want to do.
PLAN YOUR DAY AHEAD
When you plan your day, it gives you a sense of structure and organization. Use your phone, note pad, or journal to plan your day. When you consistently do this, it increases your confidence as an individual, and it also amplifies your time management skills.
DON’T SECOND GUESS YOUR CHOICE
At this moment, you are letting your priorities guide you, and you are walking closely with your daily plan. Now, you decide on what activity you are going to engage yourself in, stick with your choice and don’t second guess. Be happy with your choice. So, if you choose to go to the park, or work on your painting, be happy with the choice you’ve made.
Second, guessing yourself will only help you lose confidence in your ability to make the right choices for yourself.
There are times when it feels you ought to be doing something else than what you are currently doing. Such a feeling isn’t healthy. Not only does it affect your confidence, but it also deviates you from the path of success. A change of mindset and incorporating plans and priorities in your life will surely make the difference. Use the steps above to ensure you become more confident in how you use your time.