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You feel like there’s never enough time every day, every week, every month, every year to get all your “shtuff” done.

Just when you think you’ve caught up, you burn out, put off all your tasks because you’re exhausted, and end up back where you started…needing to catch up.

Tired Woman

And the truth is…you may never feel like you have enough time.

The other truth is… you have all the time in the world. But that doesn’t really matter if you feeeel like you don’t.

You might have heard about “standard time” and “perceived time” and how “perceived time” IS the only real time.

You see, “standard time” never changes. Never. (okay, so there’s day light savings time but…other than that it never changes). On any given day, at any given moment you and I are given the same amount of time as Michelangelo had when he painted the Cysteine Chapel, Mark Zuckerberg has as he creates the Facebook empire, and Oprah has as she rules her queendom. So why have they been able to GET MORE DONE in the same amount of time?

Their PERCEIVED TIME is grounded in abundance not time scarcity.
They know, FEEL, and have faith that there is always ample time.

It’s important to note that you must have all 3 aspects in order to truly be grounded in abundance (and have all the time in the world). Here’s why…

1) KNOW: Understanding that you have all the time in the world is the simplest aspect of time abundance. It is “in your brain” kind of understanding. Once you know and understand that there is time all around you, you can move onto the other aspects which play even bigger roles…

2) FEEL: It’s good to know something but to feel it is even deeper. Your entire body begins to believe and understand there are oodles of time. Imagine being able to look at the clock, no matter what it says, and feel completely calm and relaxed. That’s when you know you have achieved the FEEL aspect…

3) FAITH: All religious beliefs aside, faith is the foundation of success. Faith is knowing, feeling, believing, and seeing what we want long before we ever get it. Faith is not to be confused with hope.

“Hope is walking through the fire. Faith leaps over it.”— Jim Carrey

In terms of time, having faith is knowing & feeling & believing all things will get done in the right time.

I could go on for pages on how to KNOW, FEEL, and have FAITH… how to be TIME ABUNDANT…and GET THINGS DONE… but that’s not what this article is about.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to easily and effortlessly have more time and get more done, I dive deep into that in my Time Abundance program. I will be sharing more info on that later.

In the meantime, I have 3 questions for you:

  • How does the flow of time seem to change for you during the workweek and during the weekend?
  • What do you think changes the flow of time for you?
  • What would you like to change about it?

Leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear how you and time are getting along these days!

We’ve all heard it before…

TimeIsMoney1

But have you ever sat down, gotten quiet, and thought about it? People say it, so it must be true, right?

During the last launch of my Time Abundance Program (Next one coming up soon!!!) it was shocking to me to learn just how  many women view time as an enemy. Do you?

If you resonate with any of the following, time may NOT be on your side (and it’s TIME to do something about it)…

You feel like your list is never ending
You are exhausted at the end of day, wondering what you even accomplished
You feel like there is a lot of “wasted time” throughout your day and wish there were a way to get more done

Any of that sound familiar? Trust me, I can relate.

My goal for this post is for you to come away with a better understanding of your relationship with time and perhaps a few time abundance tips and tricks!

First, let’s get a firm grasp on our relationship with time…
Let’s try something. It will only take a moment and you can do it while you read this post. (In others words, I won’t take up too much of your money…I mean time)

Here we go…
Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. Some of you may find this easy, others may find it comical, or perhaps you find it down right unrealistic…whatever your feelings are on it, imagine as best you can $86,400 being deposited into your account.
It carries over no balance from day to day (no rollover bucks here) and every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

What would you do??
DUH! Draw out EVERY cent, of course!

Okay, here’s where it gets cool…each of us has such a bank, and its name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as a loss, whatever of this you failed to invest to a good purpose.
Are you adding up your money (I mean minutes) yet?!?
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is ultimately yours.

Are you SPENDING all your hard earned minutes or are you letting them go to waste?
There is no drawing against ‘tomorrow.’ You must live in the present on today’s deposit.
Invest it and you’ll get from it the utmost health, happiness, and health.

So….
Does time really equal money or does it equal something of even greater value?
Okay, by now you know what your real relationship with time looks like.

Let’s get on to your tips and tricks…
Reply to this post to let us know your favorite trick or technique that helps you stay present or just flat out GET MORE DONE.

The clock is running…
Make the most of today. And everyday. And every penny!

Same number of hours per dayMassively messy desk.

Blew past the deadline weeks ago.

Outrageous procrastination factor.

How will I ever get this done?

I’ve got it!

  1. Binge-watch The Good Wife.
  2. Pace in circles around the office while gulping coffee and gnashing my teeth.
  3. Keep postponing, waiting for the adrenaline rush to kick in.

Hmmm. Maybe there’s another way?

I’m not a big fan of traditional time management systems because they don’t really get to the root-cause of a lack of time.  You.  Er, Me.

I’ve studied a lot of time management programs. And here’s one idea I’ve used that has actually helped me get myself to do the important things.

Break the task into bite-size pieces.

When I was recently faced with a looming deadline and a wreck of a messy office, I set a timer for 10 minutes only. I did as much as I could. When the timer rang, I stopped.

Left the room. Brewed a cup of tea. Wandered around outside for a bit.

Came back and set the timer for 10 more minutes.  Four mini-cyclones later, I had the desk cleared. Books put away. Papers organized into one of 4 priorities:

Priority 1:   Today – beside computer

Priority 2:   This week – in magazine-type file box on desk

Priority 3:   This month – file folders in cabinet near desk

Priority 4:   Long-term – filed in cabinet in closet

                   

A friend of mine wrote her entire master’s thesis in 5-minute bites a day.

If the thoughts were flowing, she re-set it for another 5 minutes. If she was struggling, she got up and did something else.

Before Timer: Not doing it

After Timer: Done

Some days 20 minutes or 2 paragraphs is the best day.

 

When you find yourself in Procrastination Purgatory, try this.

Play with time.

How many small tasks can you get done in a short amount of time?

***Are you ready to trade overwhelmed, overstressed and overworked for highly productive, totally peaceful and ridiculously fun?***

Start now>>>  http://www.girl-friended.com/timeabundance

lack of directionHave you ever felt that there’s just not enough time in the day? Most often, when we run out of time for projects or pursuits, the reason is that we’ve spent a lot of time lost in ambiguity.

When you’re supremely clear about where you’re going and what you want to do, there’s no time lost. Your actions are clear & precise, and you can make an AMAZING amount of progress in just a short period of time.

Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to eliminate the time-management nightmare.

1.     Plan your work.

Take a few moments to determine where you’re going and how you plan to get there. You don’t have to know all the steps or details; just write down the basic outline as you can see it.

2.     Gather your resources.

Get your tools in order. Make sure you have food & water and anything else you need to get started. What do you need to do this job right? Get it.

3.     Work your plan.

Give yourself a deadline, then follow your outline step-by-step. If you get lost or distracted, come back to your outline and see what’s next.

Before long you will have a finished product or project, and plenty of time to relax or do something else…like stare out the window for 20 minutes.

 

What are YOU going to do TODAY?

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