Welcome to Episode 135 of the Sheep Dressed Like Wolves Podcast. In this episode I discuss why some people seem to have more time than everyone else, and ways in which we can unlock more of it for ourselves.
It’s not an episode of productivity shortcuts and hacks. If you’re after that kind of thing then you’ll be disappointed. I concentrate instead on something far more important than this idea that we need shortcuts to get more done…
How do those people do it? You know, the people who seem to have more time to effortlessly get everything done?
What is it that they have in common?
They approach things from the perspective of self-management, NOT time management. They step back and consider the the effect of themselves on themselves.
Rather than trying to control or change a static and invariable truth – time, they ask ‘why isn’t this working? Why am I stressed? What can I do with the way I’m living my life right now to make it work for me?’
In other words they take responsibility.
Then they cut things out rather than adding things in, and they do life in a focussed, intentional and value-driven way. Constantly re-aligning with the important things.
In this episide I consider the following ways we can make more time in our own lives when we feel like we just don’t have enough:
1. More Time to Think
What do you do when you have to wait for 30 seconds?
2. More Time Away
Take breaks and re-align with your core goals/values
3. Slow Down
The way we use our time (the most valuable resource we possess), reflects our relationship with all the resources of the world
4. Stop Feeling Guilty
We spend too much of life bearing guilt for the way we spend our time moment to moment
5. Know Your Enough Points
Work isn’t everything and nor should it be
6. Realise That You Are Not as In Demand As You Think
You can’t manage time, you can only manage your self
7. Switch From a Consumption to a Creation Mindset
The modern-day appetite to consume will NEVER be satisfied so don’t bother trying
Over to You
Question: What do you find stops you from feeling like you have enough time? From where might you be able to retrieve more time? Please leave your response in the comments below.