More than often, there does not seem to be enough time. There are an amazing amount of classes, books, and blogs focusing on time management.
The big-deal question: Is there enough time?
Rather than trying to focus on managing time, we’ve found focusing on investing time is smart and a best practice.
The best question: Do you believe time is a special gift?
At the end of the day . . . time is a gift. . . to be invested with care, confidence, and courage.
Best Advice: Invest Your Time
- Say “yes” to only what matters.
- Do what matters.
2. Evaluate the peaks and valleys of energy (this is art and science).
- Determine the amount of energy which will be expended rather than just putting a task or event on the calendar.
- Create space for a moment or more to pause, re-focus, and re-energize before going to the next.
My energy is higher in the morning than in the afternoon, so scheduling changes to accommodate my energy level. Joshua is the complete opposite. His best time is in the evening. So. We have learned to make adjustments in our production of TableThink. We’re more efficient and productive when we block enough time to be re-energized and fresh for the next task. (Excerpt from the article, Declutter Your Schedule.)
3. Develop rhythm, routine, and rituals (3 R’s) in the day.
Balancing the elements of the day is often stressful, TableThink’s “3 R’s” are an important piece of living the best.
Investing time is a lifetime process.
Investing time produces a new way to think about time.
Investing time leads to the specific path to live the best.
Invest the special gift of twenty-four hours today with gratefulness and celebration.