DETERMINE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR ULTIMATE TIME MANAGEMENT

DETERMINE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR ULTIMATE TIME MANAGEMENT

The best way to get a handle on how you are spending your time is to get a 1,000 foot view of it. It’s so hard to have proper perspective on how you are really spending your time day to day when you’re right smack in the middle of it barely surviving, running from one thing to the next.

So I created an Ultimate Guide to Time Management for you and I am thrilled to get it into your hands so that you can begin to walk out your days with less stress, less chaos, and more time for what really is important for you in your current life season.

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REFLECTIVE WRITING FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

REFLECTIVE WRITING FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

I can remember journaling as far back as when I was in the fourth grade. I would often have trouble sleeping at night and didn’t want to wake anyone up, so I started writing and drawing to pass the time until morning or until I fell asleep. I fell in love with music right about the same time, so a lot of what I would write would be lyrics to my favorite songs and just my thoughts about my friends and the bands that we listened to.

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BUILD YOUR RESERVES

BUILD YOUR RESERVES

Having reserves reduces stress. Reserves of what? Reserves of EVERYTHING! My stress is lowered when I know I have reserves of intangibles, like energy, and reserves of tangibles, like gasoline. Whenever the orange fuel light pops on in my dashboard, my eyes flip down to the lower right side of the dash and there it is, that little orange fuel light that says I better stop soon. If you’re like my kids, you’re thinking, “Yeah, so?” They can drive for days with their fuel light on. My tendency is to want to pull over to the first station I see to maintain my reserves. Running out of gas would not be the end of the world, but it would be a big hassle I’d like to avoid…. And it’s relatively easy to avoid: just stop and refuel.

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MAKE CHOICES THAT WON’T LEAD TO REGRET

MAKE CHOICES THAT WON’T LEAD TO REGRET

One of the ways to make a final decision to move forward or to make a choice about something is to ask the question, “Which choice will lead to the least amount of regret?”

To give you an example, on days when I have planned to exercise but I have crazy work demands in front of me, I get tempted to forge through the work and skip my workout. I stop and spend a minute or so on some reflection and I recognize that the benefits of my workout on my mind, energy, and stress level will help me get more done. Choosing 30-40 minutes of exercise gifts me with more clarity, stamina and peace of mind, even if it does take time away from my work goals. RARELY has my commitment to workout verses getting more work done resulted in regret.

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LEARNING NEVER STOPS

LEARNING NEVER STOPS

Learning never stops for the intentional, deliberate, proactive person. Having this perspective on life compels you to continue stretching yourself to grow and evolve.  Ongoing learning implies results in ongoing change. They say there are two things you can count on in life: paying taxes and dying. I’d like to add that there is one more universal truth: CHANGE HAPPENS.

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LIFE IS A JOURNEY

LIFE IS A JOURNEY

Life is a journey is a healthy perspective to develop. Each of us experiences the journey in our own unique way. Just as every runner in a race notices different scenery, connects with various people, and finishes with various times…. The journey is important.

Your journey matters because of what you notice, whom you impact, and the legacy you leave.

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SMALL CHOICES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

SMALL CHOICES MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

I have noticed that people in general don’t give credence to the mantra that small choices make a big difference. Think about it… if they did, Americans would be the healthiest, leanest, most relaxed and joyful nation on the planet! Wealthy… yes. Healthy, slim, and joy-filled we are not-so-much. Our culture in America focuses on achieving big or significant things, noteworthy, or newsworthy accomplishments that warrant getting everyone’s attention. Overall, the small successes achieved, one choice at a time, go unnoticed.

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HOW TO CREATE CHANGE THAT LASTS

HOW TO CREATE CHANGE THAT LASTS

If we want to truly achieve lasting change in any area of our lives, we MUST intentionally stop, be still, and reflect. The first step to lasting change is NOT to get into action. The first step involves reflection and assessment.

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SETTING YOUR GOALS IN MOTION

SETTING YOUR GOALS IN MOTION

I really want to encourage you to dream again and know that it is ALWAYS the perfect time to stop, dream and make some great goals! I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and in a rut doing the same thing all the time all-the-while completely forgetting what it even is that you WANT to do.

It’s okay, just don’t stay stuck there. Today is a new day for you to start dreaming and thinking about what direction you want to go in. Even if it’s just. one. thing. That’s ONE AMAZING THING that will bring a smile to your face and make you feel alive and new and great and rosy! It’s worth it, I promise.

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FINDING YOUR LIFE BALANCE AND RHYTHM

FINDING YOUR LIFE BALANCE AND RHYTHM

What I have found to be true is that if you stop the futile effort of trying to live in balance and instead live in harmony with life’s natural rhythms, you’ll accomplish what matters most in life with way less stress and guilt. I’m excited to explore this with you today and I do hope it motivates you to find your own balance and rhythm in your current life season.

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