How to Take Control of Your Life, Get More Done & Eliminate Overwhelm – Part 1

May 6, 2020 | Time Management

In this blog post, I want to focus on YOU and the fact that all of you can actually control your lives even though sometimes you may not think so.

  • Do you feel like your life is controlling you instead of YOU controlling it?
  • Are you burnt out, stressed,
  • Don’t have time for yourself?

Any of these questions ring a bell for you? Is there a part of your life that you feel is out of control or for which there is never enough time? Or that if you had, just a few more hours that everything would be great. Does this resonate?

So the first step is to look at your life in detail, all 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week. How should we organize those days and hours carefully? You should be aware that you can increase your productivity and your efficiency by about 25 percent with scheduling your day, and that by so doing actually you will have enough time to do most, if not all the things that you want to do. Okay? Therefore, the key is to develop a really new weekly and extremely detailed schedule or routine.

  • Create a schedule for every day of the week
  • Be sure every day includes something life giving
  • Prioritize!
  • remove “self-imposed” deadlines
  • Have a date night once a week

One of my instructor coaches suggests that you pick one set night a week, say Sunday night, assign 30 minutes of that evening when you will normally have enough time and a quiet space to plan your week to come. Include all the things that you have to do for your job, your family, social and other things. Make it comprehensive, including absolutely everything, and the more detailed you are, the easier it is to follow.

A person, who I respect greatly, Tony Robbins is probably one of the busiest persons in the world. Tony does not have any more hours in his week than you or I, but he generally completes everything on his busy schedule, because his scheduling is detailed and really tight. As you begin this weekly scheduling and you will need to occasionally adjust it as things come up or you have scheduled too tightly. You will need to have a little bit of flexibility.

Personally, I get up at 6 and then I do this and that, and then from 8 to 9 I will check email, 9 to 10 I make follow-up phone calls and somewhere in the middle of the day be sure that you to reserve some time for myself this includes an adequate lunch break. If you are a person who is used to working right through lunch, it is strongly suggested that you put adequate time on your schedule, whether thatʼs 12 to 1, or 1 to 2, it doesnʼt really matter.

(to be continued)

Written by Christoph Nauer.
Christoph is a Brian Tracey certified Time Management Master.
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