The truth is, most entrepreneurs feel like they don’t have enough time. If you feel the same, and want strategies and tools to reclaim your time, then you’re in the right place.
The things I hear include:
- There’s never enough time
- I feel overwhelmed
- I’m frustrated because I don’t have time
- I’m confused about where to focus my time
- We’re always behind
- I can’t do important things because I don’t have enough time
Are any of those feelings true for you?
I don’t have enough time
This is simply not true.
We often feel like we don’t have enough time because we’re not prioritising the time we have.
If you’re not clear and focused on your priorities, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, scattered and stuck.
Time is abundant if we focus that time on activities that bring us energy and motivate us.
That time just needs to be spent wisely.
The key to reclaim your time is to know you have time abundance.
That abundant feeling comes when we’re clear on our destination, the results we want to achieve and are happy to let go of activities and people that won’t help us achieve that result.
How to reclaim your time
We have more than enough time.
If we focus on trying to do everything, more often than not, we’ll do nothing.
When we have too many opportunities and daily tasks, out time becomes scattered and we get distracted.
We waste this precious time.
If you believe you can reclaim your time, here are 7 strategies you can use to take control of your time and increase your time freedom.
1. See time as a priority
If you want to maximise your results and opportunities, it’s essential to see time as a key priority.
When you have this focus, your mindset shifts from time and effort to a focus on results.
You therefore focus your time on finding ways to achieve that result in the shortest possible time.
Time leverage becomes your focus.
Instead of looking at how little time we have, we can appreciate the time we have as an incredible, powerful gift that can help us achieve the results we want.
If you see the importance of time and appreciate it fully, how you choose to spend your time will shift.
2. Be intentional about your time
If you want to reclaim your time, you must be intentional about the time you have and treat it as a precious gift.
This starts with being clear up front about the how, where and who of your time.
When we’re not clear, it’s easy to get distracted and feel scattered with no clear direction.
Being intentional about where you’re spending your time gives you clarity, direction and focus.
3. Be clear about your priorities
Not having enough time is a simple coverall excuse for not following through or doing something important.
We all have the time. We just need to prioritise the time we have because it’s limited.
When we really get down to it, we choose to spend our time based on what is important to us.
If you have a big opportunity in your business, but choose not to do it because you don’t have enough time, then growth isn’t a priority.
When we’re really honest with ourselves about our priorities, then we don’t need to use time as an excuse.
If you want to reclaim your time, which I’m guessing is why you’re here, then it’s time to rethink how you prioritise the time you have.
4. Create more free time in your day
If you feel a constant sense of fatigue and are spending a lot of your time dealing with stuff, why not create more free time for you?
We often feel that we want to prioritise something that is important to us, but don’t have the time.
If it’s really important, then we need to make the time.
This could be following a passion, spending more time with your family or helping the local community.
If that activity or cause is a priority, find the time to create the space to pursue that thing.
5. Clarify your future
Imagine knowing just what to do with your time.
Spending that time only on the activities that are important to you and make a real difference in your business and life.
When you are clear on your goals and have the time to make decisions, think and plan you begin to shift how you want to spend your time.
If you have clear measurements in place around those goals and a deadline to achieve them in you might spend the time you have more intentionally.
When you have that clarity, time slows down and you can think more clearly.
6. Simplify and slow down
When we simplify how we want to spend our time it creates greater harmony between work and home.
We become fully present in the moment and fully experience the joy of time.
If you want to reclaim your time, the key is work less and achieve progress and achievement every day by doing more of the things you love to do.
Have you noticed that when you spend time doing activities you love to do that time slows down?
Stop being pulled in different directions.
Slow down to achieve the traction and momentum you want in your business and life by doing a lot less.
7. Create a time audit
It’s difficult to reclaim your time when you don’t know where you’re spending it.
Take some time to write down all of the activities you’re currently doing.
Then ask yourself, is this really where I want to be spending my time?
If the answer is no, create a plan to eliminate certain activities and expand the time you spend in activities you love to do.
Try each of these tips to reclaim your time, and make them a habit. Your relationship to time might never be the same.
Over to you.
What’s your best time management tip?
How do you free up more of your time?
Let me know in the comments.
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