Many of my clients complain that they have such a big workload and that there’s always more to do than what they have time for. They ask themselves: “How on earth will I get through the day?”
They say: “I’m not taking on anything else. Isn’t anybody else working in this place?”
They ask: “Where shall I start?”
And that’s the critical question. Where shall I start?
I asked my clients what is your biggest hurdle in your work life?
Most of them answered with exactly the same thing and that is that there is just so much to do!
This problem is most definitely in everyone’s top three hurdles.
Not only did they tell me that there was so much to do but also that there is so little time. They said “imagine if I had the right amount of tasks for the time that is given. That would be great life, but that’s not what it looks like.”
And when I heard that I have just wished I could be a magician and fix more time for people.
But as you know now that’s not possible, time is a fixed thing and we all have the same amount and we have to organize our life in the different ways instead.
However, there are other ways to get around this problem……
Have you ever had a vacation where you were hoping for some rest but it didn’t turn out that way.
Instead of relaxing you got it all spoiled by all the obligations that you had on your mind. Things that you couldn’t stop yourself doing because you thought that they just had to get done, and so you couldn’t control yourself. I bet you have.
Let me tell you about my summer. We have a summer house by the coast and there is a very nice beach very close to it where you can just walk down and take a swim in the ocean. I love this place, it’s so soothing and relaxing to be here. That moment when I get out of the car in the parking lot I feel my shoulders just totally relax. It’s definitely my happy place.
When you’re in a stressed out state, it’s often extremely difficult to switch your thinking and find ways to de-stress. And I know how it feels…
You don’t know what to do
You don’t know where to even begin
And the more stressed you are, the harder it is to think clearly……
Time. Our most valuable resource. Something that ticks away day after day. But unlike money or materialistic items, we can’t buy more time.
We’ve all got the same amount of time in a day -24 hours. No one has more and you don’t have less. It’s equal. But it all comes down to prioritising your time. If you ever find yourself saying ‘I don’t have the time to look after myself or I can’t, I have to work all the time’, then I’ve written this with you in mind. If you’re not taking ownership of your time, somebody else will.