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2 Tips for Time Management




As ambitious women with busy lives, it sometimes feels like we never ever have enough time to tackle our daily 'to do' lists, right?


So, what can we do about this?

 

1.        Shift Our Mindset Around Time.

 

If we keep telling ourselves that there’s never enough time, and that we wish we had more, we’re not doing ourselves any favors. We’re inviting in negativity and low vibrations by focusing on our lack of time. This puts us into that scarcity mindset, which is full of limits and that causes a lot more anxiety, and we don’t need that.

 

Instead we need to be cognizant of the labels we’re assigning to time. For example, if we keep thinking of it as sparse or not enough or limited, that’s all we’re going to focus on. We invite a lot of frustration and near-constant anxiety and bad energy into our lives when we choose to operate that way.


Instead of lamenting time, raise your vibrations and get yourself into a more empowering headspace around time by practicing gratitude for the time we have.

So, for example:

 

  • If you’re in school, you could think, “I’m so grateful that I had an hour to work on my presentation for class.”

  • Or, if you’re a side hustler, you could think, “I’m so grateful for that hour of time that I had to create two really wonderful content for Instagram.”

Me writing 30 minutes before school starts
  • Or, if you’re a writer or a podcaster, you could think, “I’m so grateful for that 30 minutes of time that I had to work on my book or to record my episode.”


No matter what it is that you’re doing, practicing gratitude for the time we have puts a lot of good energy into the world AND it can make us feel better because we’re operating from a standpoint of appreciation and good vibes, rather than fear and lack.

 

2.        Establish Pure, Distraction-Free Work Time

 

If you’re anything like me, you can get distracted quite easily, especially by Instagram or TikTok and the dog and your significant other when you’re trying to get work done.


Of course, this is the ultimate irony, right? We lament time, but we also end up wasting A LOT of it.

 

So, what I started doing is establishing very hard and fast boundaries around working on certain tasks. For example, if I’m planning out a podcast, or planning out my classes for the week, then I’m planning out the podcast or the classes. I’m not scrolling Instagram or throwing the ball for Banner or talking to my husband, Roger.


If I’ve made a commitment to work on something, then I’m going to work on it without any distractions, or at the very least, with minimal distractions for a set amount of time.

It’s up to me to communicate that to others, and to then, follow through with what I promised myself I’d do. Of course, this will look different for everyone. We can't all have the perfect working environment all the time, but we can do our best to eliminate all the distractions within our control.

For example:


  • If you’re in school, and you know that you’ve got a paper due in two days, and you know you get distracted by your phone and the endless TikTok scroll, you could put your phone in another room when working on the paper or set the time limit on the apps that distract you, so that you can get that uninterrupted work time. 

  • Or, if you’re a side hustler and a mom, you could communicate the need for uninterrupted work time with your significant other at home after work for 45 minutes, or at work, you could close your door at lunch twice a week to get some stuff done without interruptions.


Regardless of whatever it is you’re working on, it’s absolutely crucial to create space for us as distraction free as possible. Because, let's be real, distractions often make things take 2-3 times longer than they need to be.


So, when we eliminate distractions or try to be as distraction free as possible, we can theoretically get more done with the time we have, which puts us into a positive headspace because we’re being efficient and smart with our time.

 So, that's what I've got for you today, friend! I hope it was helpful!


XOXO


Meggy

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