Episode 99 – Feelin’ busy? Ask yourself these 2 questions
“Everyone has the same amount of time, it’s what do we do with it that counts…“
It’s a popular quote but what does it mean?
Let’s go deep for a New York minute, shall we!? (like that?)
Time as its conventionally known is an illusion*.
Time is simply a sequence of events or processes you need to go through in order to achieve your goal.
It is governed not only by process but by the perspective or “lens” you view it – whether it be past, present or future dominant views (as well as positive or negative or neutral).
Whenever you find yourself feeling busy or even using the phrase, “I’m busy,” ask yourself:
- “Why (am I / have I been) busy – in the past and present?”
- “Do I need to be busy (in the present and future)?”
- “Is it a skill I need to brush up on (in the present) so I can alter the course of my future and it’s outlook (eg. Negative / neutral to positive)?”
If it is a skill you need to improve, let’s walk through the process needed to make your time count!
Say you are “busy” in the present.
The skill then becomes about prioritization.
Read on below.
First things first.
What is the main goal?
This question sets the agenda for your time / focus and attention. Focus on what’s important first – this is essentially your “time pillar” – or foundation of how you’ll allocate your time.
What is currently happening in your life?
Write it all down.
Then, eliminate whatever doesn’t align with achieving your goal (or health) – you have two choices.
- Get rid of those time allocations completely.
- Reduce the time /focus and energy allocated to this “time waster” to support your primary agenda.
This will bring your busy-ness down radically!
You’ll be more productive.
You’ll have more energy.
You’ll be a master of time.
It’s about time you rebalanced your life (That way you can work on your health and fitness)!
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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.