Secrets To Time Management – Learning To Say No
Many times, a big contributor to having a really good start to your day is how you finished up the night prior. Your morning routine is significantly dependent on your night time habit(s). What are you doing each and every night? Are you in bed at a reasonable time even on the weekends? Did you load up on caffeine 30 minutes before bed? This is all basic fundamental guidance. But as adults we get even more stubborn than our children when it comes to getting the right amount of sleep, eating breakfast, and taking our vitamins.
There are numerous elements that play into your time management skills. Discipline is an important element. Saying no is the number one weapon in this daily battle. We have to say no to the wrong foods. We have to say no to the wrong people. We have to say no to the TV. We have to say no to the internet. Of course moderation should be kept in mind throughout life.
Being excessively indulgent is what we want to avoid to help us manage our time. America makes up only 5 percent of the whole world but we are easily one of the top three countries for extreme consumption. We want what we want now. It is evident in our diets. Fast food has us feeling sluggish and unproductive. We are slower and need more naps. We are actually wasting more time when we eat fast food because it is not the type of food that is rejuvenating and energizing. Sodas, cheeseburgers, milkshakes, and fries have people crashing out on their couch or in their car by 1pm. Just imagine what that is doing for your business. Just say no and make the healthy choice. Save your health and you save your time.
Do you have an acquaintance that thinks they are your friend and is always asking you for help without consideration of your time? Those people are the ones you have to say no to. It is quite alright to give a friend a helping hand or to spend some quality time with a family member only when it is not interfering with your business and your livelihood. You have to help yourself before you can help other people. Say no to the annoying person who owes you 35 favors. It is acceptable to turn your phone off. I give you permission.
Television has to be a top killer of time. Yes, Family Guy is hilarious. America’s Got Talent is entertaining. But do you want to know what is worth more to watch? How about your life? Watch yourself spending countless hours on your couch in front of the TV laughing or spectating other people getting paid lots of money for you to watch them. Is that how you want to spend your time? Is that how you really want to spend your life? If the amount of TV you watched was engraved on your tombstone when you die, would you watch as much TV as you do now? That’s deep stuff.
What are you doing right now? Are you on the internet? How long have you been sitting there? How long will you continue to sit there? Sure, if you are doing something important then by all means continue with the sitting. But seriously, how many times have you checked your email, bank account, or Facebook in the last week? What does this have to do with time management? It has a lot to do with time management. First of all it drains your energy to check your email to see no positive results since the last time you checked it. That act itself takes energy away from you which results in time being taken away from you. The same applies to checking if your Farm, Cafe, or Garden has blown up.
As you can see, it is the little things we must monitor to lead to a time efficient and productive lifestyle. We all seek prosperity and progression. Let us not waste two of our top five assets. Manage your TIME and ENERGY wisely and your bank account will grow if you don’t waste your money.
Rellie Lorenzo is a Top Contributor To the Internet Entrepreneurship Community. http://www.RellieLorenzo.com