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~Time Management~ By Faith
AAaahhh, time management…or as John Maxwell calls it, self-management, as we cannot manage time.
I’ve heard that a person can tell their priorities by how they spend their time and money.
So, how do you? Do you leave yourself margin or do you find yourself rushing and reacting all day? Do you carve out time for the things you value and that fill your cup or have you accepted the lie that you simply don’t have time for it?
Are you taking action each day towards the future that you want for yourself? If not, you’re not alone.
It is merely the top 5% of the world that lives with intention. That statistic can be daunting, but to me it is a spurring-on, what are those 5% of people willing to do and how can I join them.
Many of these thoughts were not even in my awareness until my Mary Kay business became part of my life. I am forever grateful for the life skills and personal growth I’ve experienced from my mentor Susan, and many, many others in this incredible company.
Even once they were in my awareness I really didn’t fully appreciate the value of these skills for a long time. If you are “letting yourself” be motivated by fear or obligation to change something in your life the cycle will lead to exhaustion and frustration and it won’t last.
To really make a lasting change we want to be coming from a place of choice and enthusiasm for the change we are excited to experience.
Once you know where you want to end up you can back up and make a plan and then implement that in your schedule. The trick is to honor an appointment you set with yourself (God time, quiet time, meditation, exercise, working an at home business, food prep etc.) as you would honor any other appointment. You show up to work regardless of whether you feel like it or not and it has a reward.
The first step is to figure out what “level 10 living” looks like for you in each area of life.
The second is to evaluate where you are now and how to get from A to B.
The third is to make a brain dump with every little errand, chore, task that’s swimming around in your mind right now. Write it all out. Everything feels urgent to your brain. There’s no way to prioritize without writing it down.
Step four, prioritize high, medium and low. Ideally the tasks that are ‘low’ would be delegated. You could also put in categories such as ‘this week, this month, this quarter’.
Once you have your high and medium tasks you can then schedule them into your week and live out your day with intention!
I do this every Sunday in the same notebook so I never lose my list and can keep carrying it over.
How exciting is it to think of a future we want to be living in?! The time will pass anyways, so we might as well be intentional about how we spend it.
Check these time management scriptures out!
“Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in the summer and gathers her food in harvest.”
Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.”
You can do this!
Independent Sales Director Mary Kay cosmetics