There’s a lot to be said for time management skills. For me, it was a life changer.
Well, kind of!
Let me tell you a story.
When I first started working for a company a few, ahem, years ago (who said decades?), I was fairly organised but would sometimes feel overwhelmed by a hefty workload and an active social life.
Truth be told, I sometimes wondered whether I could squeeze everything in to one day. And that invited stress.
Fortunately, I was given an opportunity to attend a time management course arranged through the company I worked for.
And time management courses do not come cheap, I can tell you!
The course helped me improve my skills a little, but what really changed my life was an idea I had to develop a colour-coded system in my daily schedule.
Originally I started the colour scheme over a week. Then a month. However, I found I was blocking out patches of blue (chilling with mates), yellows (family time) and green (sports) throughout the year.
That was cool but it still gave me a few shocks and surprises at the start of the month. Sometimes I still felt overwhelmed with my schedule.
Now I have a calendar (Yearful) that gives me an overview of the entire year. Life runs much more smoothly when you are consciously prepared.
Organising your life is all in the mind!
The Woes of Jam-Packed Schedules
Are you the type of person that likes to keep busy and pack your schedule full of things to do?
Or do you have a lifestyle and workload that does not give you a moments rest to think because there is always something to do?
If so, I am prepared to wager a bet that you freak out over deadlines at least once a week and go into a head-spin on a daily basis.
You probably also make the excuse that you’re too busy to get organised!
At the very least, you feel exhausted by the end of the day and have no energy or inclination to prepare your dinner, tidy the house or do any light cleaning.
There’s only 24-hours in a day so its important that you use that time wisely. Getting organised helps you to improve your life and create self-supporting habits that are better for your mental and physical health.
If you’re working late hours and drinking caffeine at night to stay awake, it’s probably because you’re packing too much into a day.
You need to schedule your time properly.
Organising Is Healthy
Rushing around like a mad man, panicking about time and feeling overwhelmed with how much you have to do in a day invites stress.
That’s not good news. Long-term stress is known to cause psychological and physical damage. It will make you anxious, fatigued, confused, and suffer illness more often.
Organising your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly schedule makes you feel less starved for time and more in control of your life. It helps soothe anxiety and provides you with a vision that prevents confusion and feelings of being overwhelmed.
Being organised, on the other hand, helps you to focus your thoughts and accomplish more everyday.
It’s a no-brainer. With an advanced time management calendar like Yearful, you can plan and prioritise every aspect of your life and approach each day with confidence and clarity.
Yearful – now that is a real life-changer and costs significantly less than a time-management course!