Have you ever brought home work in the evening to get it finished? Or stayed late at work because you felt the overwhelming pressure to complete those final tasks on your to-do list?
I know I have.
In a world where people are always on and always contactable, the pressure to do more, be more and learn more feels heavy. The demands for our time are coming from our personal and professional life. Sometimes it is difficult to see how you are ever going to get on top of your to-do list.
7 years ago, I realised I was afraid to say no.
I let outside influences determine where my time was going. Mindlessly saying yes; afraid to say no; over promising; not being clear; not planning enough prep-time; forgetting what I said I would do!
Then I realized, I could change things.
I’ve learned how to say no.
I’m aware of the triggers that make me susceptible to over promise so I can stop it happening before it’s too late.
I plan in prep time to make sure I’m not under pressure.
You are the person who can say yes or no to all the requests that are being asked of your time. You are the person who knows what is most important to you.
You know what results you want to get, and that is what I enjoy about coaching, I can help you to make it happen. I work with clients, through coaching, to focus on getting the best results from their time.
I’m here to help you make purposeful decisions about how you spend your time. Once you start to be aware of your time and how much of your time you do control, you can make more use of it.
The first step is to be aware of where your time is going.
That is why I use this time tracking exercise. You can download it for free right here.
It’s here to help you win back time so that you can be more productive at work to get the results you want without compromising on time for other things in your life.
I would love to hear what trends you notice – that you could change – in your work life when you track your time? Share your experiences in the comments below!