Time: A Reflection


Time, it’s what most of us wish we had more of.  More time.

We often tell ourselves….

There is never enough time in a day.

I don’t have time for that.

I wish I had more time to do the things I love.

Time is of essence.

Time is running out.

And before we die, we think of time.  Some of us know it is our time, some of us will pray for more time and some of us will simply reflect on the value of time and the meaning of time.

How many times in a day or week or year did you wish you simply had more time?  

And then let me ask you this, what do you wish you had more time for?

When I coach clients, I often have them visualize what their ideal schedule would look like – hour by hour for an “ideal” week.  And then I have them compare that ideal schedule to what their current schedule actually is.  You can guess that in most cases those two schedules are very different extremes.

So, how can you manage your time more effectively?  How can you feel like time doesn’t control you?  How can you simply make more time?

It seems complicated, but then again, as humans we have the tendency to overcomplicate everything, don’t we?

We also overestimate how much time it actually takes to get something done.  Let me say that one again, we overestimate how much time it takes to do something.  So if you want to work out, if you want to spend more quality time with your kids, if you want to cook healthier meals, or write a book, or tackle that growing to-do list, what you think will take hours, days or weeks, can possibly take less than 10 minutes a day.

We also don’t make time to build the lives we want.  We all have priorities – work, kids, spouse, house, bills etc.  But, each of us has a desire to do something more with our time, beyond our everyday commitments.

Time is a choice.  If you’ve ever said, “I don’t have time” consider that perhaps you meant “it’s not really a priority”.  There are 24 hours in a day and 168 hours every single week available to you to make time for the things you choose.

Right now, what is it time for in your life?  Write down 3-5 things.  And then start taking action every single day towards those things.

A coaching session may help you clarify where you can gain more time, keep you accountable and start taking control of your life.  Find out more information by emailing info@jencote.com.


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