Hi You, Have you ever got to the end of the day and wondered what the hell happened to the last 8 hours??
I definitely have – I’ve also got to the end of the week wondering where that went to. Not fun.
When it comes to your time it’s incredible how well we can waste it – which is why I find this re-focusing exercise a good one to get you back on the productivity wagon.
Re-Focusing Exercise for gaining back HOURS
Step 1: Set your alarm on your phone to go off every hour, on the hour
Step 2: When you hear the alarm, stop, take a deep breath and ask yourself:
“Have I spent the last hour focusing on the RIGHT tasks?”
“Did I get distracted?”
If you have a daily ‘Action List’ (which is NOT the same as a To Do list!’) then this is when you will check in and make sure you haven’t veered off and are still focused on your MIA’s – your Most Important Actions.
Bringing that level of awareness to how you spend your time is going to literally blow your mind.
Now you will see why I don’t believe you when you tell me ‘I don’t have time’!
It’s way more likely that you are not utilising the time that you do have available to you.
I’m going to suggest you do this hourly “re-focus” exercise for ONE DAY so that you can start to see why you often get to the end of the day (and week) not feeling accomplished.
Prepare to be surprised.
Worst case scenario you take 60 seconds throughout the day and get a whole heap of awareness. You can do a lot with that awareness – like gain 5 hours in your week!
Let me know what you uncover – I’m betting you’ll be very surprised at how often you are not focusing on the most important, move you forwards tasks.
This is why you feel like you’re often on a hamster wheel, not in control and without that elusive work/life balance you’re craving.
Self-awareness rocks. (Super confronting as it is!).
Love Jo x