For some there just aren’t enough hours in a day to tick off all their goals, but is it the number of hours or just prioritisation that seems problematic? Here’s how to make time when you are too busy
One of the most common excuses I often hear from people is that they are just too busy to find time for other things than what they deem important. If you’ve been stood up before you’d know what I am talking about. Time does everything we can think of, it heals, it flies or even stands still but one thing it cannot do is go back. As much as we are hustling our way to success making time for the things that money (which you are working hard for) can’t buy is very important. I remember listening to a business person who says that his employees who work less than 12 hours a day in his company don’t last because for him time is a way to show commitment. I was shocked because to me, it meant that his team shouldn’t have a life outside their jobs and who says that many hours spent in an office equals productivity? Many hustlers are building empires and it often requires them to start their day on the wee hours of the morning and get home after midnight. So how can such a person make time? Here’s how I believe you can make time:
Spread out your tasks throughout the week: Instead of doing everything in one day spread out your tasks throughout the week. Have a planner and stick to the time committed to each activity or meeting you write down. Plan your days ahead so that you prioritise other things that matter in your life.
Get up an hour early if need be: For the busy person, doing that seems impossible because you already sleep few hours, but giving yourself that much needed hour to yourself to meditate or read will help you get more things done for the rest of the day. Getting to the office earlier allows more time to get things done as there are few distractions. It was my favourite part of the day.
Learn to say no: How much time do you prioritise for others instead of making time for yourself? With goals you tick off throughout the day or week, is there an hour or two dedicated to doing things for yourself? There is no harm in making time for yourself by saying no once in a while.
How do you make time during your busy schedule?