It’s a misconception that we find the time. It’s also a misconception that we make the time.
When something shows up that needs to be done, or, the moment you decide you want to do something, you don’t find or make the time. It doesn’t work that way.
You and I both know how many hours there are in a day. We passed first grade.
Time management is simple. It is deciding what you deem important and what you deem more important.Tweet
Mind blowing, right?
Nothing is less important, because if you decided you want to do it, you obviously value it enough to give it some importance otherwise you wouldn’t have put it on your list of things to do.
The thing that defines whether you do one thing over another is no science, it’s how you categorise it.
Take blogging. You either blog. Or you don’t. If you’re reading this instead of blogging it’s because you inherently value reading more than writing in this moment. If you’re putting off writing (or drawing, or building, or cleaning, or shopping, or [fill in the blank]) it’s simply because in this moment what you’re doing is more important than the other thing you could also be doing.
Granted that you have times throughout the year when you’re “at your peak”, during those times, the above rules apply. For all other times, well, it’s ok to slow down. Give yourself permission or take small, consistent steps.
Back to blogging…
Now that we know what’s more important in the moment, we need to identify when in the day you could actually do the task. It’s not about finding time, or making it; remember, it’s about what’s more important. Case in point. Currently 10:51pm. I could be watching Netflix or I could be writing. Clearly you know which one is more important. You just need to decide what’s less important during the day, bump that, and replace it with something else more important.
Monday night I could have written two blog posts, or I could have completed the edit of episode two of my new podcast. I chose the later because at that moment it was more important.
Let’s not complicate things. Choose what’s more important.
>>You can read #blogtober day 5 here.