Most valuable resource that you have is ticking on your watch while you are eating cereals, doing dishes, enjoying sport game or having business conversation. Our time on this planet is limited and probably we are not aware of it at all. If you look at old books you will probably find an old adage “you can’t manage what you can’t measure” and it stands true today more than ever before. And, speaking of today, at 21. century it is easiest thing to waste.
Monitor, tweak and schedule
Speaking from my point of view, easiest way to be sure that everything is on track is to develop a habit of continuous monitoring. There is no need to do this every one or two hours, once per day is more than enough. Believe me, if you just write everything what you need to do tomorrow before you go to sleep your day will be so much more effective.
Plan ahead, but do not overdo it
As said in last paragraph, best way to plan everything is to write all plans in some notebook. But a lot of people don’t have time to do it daily so if you can do it one time a week. Set achievable goals which you can definitely make in a week or two. This will make process of defining where you spend your time so much easier. Feeling of joy when you succeed to do everything what you have planned will encourage you even more.
I have learned from personal experience that everything I jot down as a part of my thinking and planning process, gets done in time. And that is something what I am trying to do as often as possible.
Don’t forget to sleep
Most of us know that getting a good sleep is important, but too few of us actually make it like a priority. We’ve forgotten what “being really, truly rested” feels like. Stimulants like coffee, energy drinks, alarms and external lights interfere with our sleep/wake cycle.
If you want to live happy life there must be time for 7-9 hours of sleeping. That is more important than anything else, because, sleeping affect our health in thousands of ways. So, don’t waste free healthy life medication to watch one more episode of Game of Thrones.
It’s a gift
On the end, it is easy to forget that our life consist only from multiple paths from point A to B, from one second to another. If we learn to menage it slightly better, impact on our lives can be huge. Biggest gift that someone can give you is their time, it is the most valuable resource that one man can have.