With a boat load of time options are expanded. With a boat load of options efforts can be effective.
Yet how do we go about generating that initial boat load of time? Respecting the priorities and commitments of everyone here, the following general ideas might be of some value right now.
A simple way to create free time is to up our awareness of the value of our time. The use we give to the day impacts not only on how we live it, but also on our experience of life tomorrow. By respecting each moment we most likely begin to prioritize actions for the sake of achieving more key objectives.
Prioritizing invariably also leads to a better understanding of options available. Seeing how each item fits into the so-called ‘grand scheme’ of things gives us a wider perspective if compared to when we ‘flit from this to that’. Our boat load of time as such becomes a valuable resource to use as necessary.
Freeing up time is not just about scheduling tasks however. We may choose to drop certain activities if they are no longer serving our life purpose. Small changes in habits have the knock-on effect of building a new way of being and, again, this could be viewed as being part of our resources.
Furthermore, we have the freedom to implement changes to more specific items such as social media usage, television watching and the time spent at the coffee vending machine at work. Managing input in these areas possibly provides us with a boat load of time for more strategic activities.
Or maybe not. As ever, it is for us to evaluate how best we use our boat load of time and live our life.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).