Time is a non-renewable resource. Spend it wisely by using it in ways that will help move you closer to your dream.
What would you do if you knew you only had a certain number of days, months or years remaining in your life? Well even though you may not know the exact numbers, the fact is you won’t get to relive today.
If I asked you how you spent every moment of your day last Thursday, my guess is you wouldn’t be able to account 100% of that 24-hour period. Let’s bring the camera lens closer, what about today?
Grab a piece of paper and begin writing down how you spend your time. Break it down into 15-minute increments. This exercise can provide you with a huge amount of information.
Now, let’s fast-forward to the end of the day. Take a few moments to review what you’ve captured. What do you notice?
How much time was there in the day to recharge your batteries or be able to reflect on the day?
Einstein taught us that the sign of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result.
Therefore making reflection time key. It allows you the opportunity to choose the same experience for the next day or an opportunity to do things a little differently to create a new experience.
When you engage in reflection time here are a couple questions you may find helpful:
- What went really well today?
- What would I like to repeat tomorrow?
- What didn’t go so well?
- What could I do to create a different experience tomorrow?
Sometimes we need to be able to let go of a task or belief in order to create a different outcome. This could mean delegating tasks to others on your team. Be curious with yourself by asking, “What am I doing that could be done by someone else on my team?”
Once you’ve identified an item, begin the transferring process by connecting with that person and making sure they have been trained and they have what they need to be able to be successful then let go and pass it off to them.
Yes, you may feel uncomfortable and anxious about doing this. That is to be expected. Breathe through the feeling and don’t let them deter you from moving forward.
This concept works in all areas of our lives at home, at the office, as well as the board(s) you serve on.
After you have gotten comfortable in your reflection time, continue your stretch and add in the following questions:
- What portion of my day brings me the most joy and energy?
- What can I do to build more of that into my day?
By shifting even a few minutes in your day to doing something that brings a smile to your face will have an impact on overall well-being.
Enjoy the shift and if you feel stuck click here to book a discovery call with me today.