We hear people complaining about shortage of time to do essential things all the time. It could be friends, relatives, neighbours and on top of everyone else, our own kids that believe this Universe revolves around their own whims and mercy.
Students write a new thesis everyday on why they could not do their homework without realizing that it is an old leaf from the exact same book that their teacher wrote decades ago. Office workers look for help from their colleagues to complete their pending job requirements due to imaginary pressure on their own time.
We could go on and on and on and examples will keep popping up from all directions. However, there is an antidote that we have all been blessed with, right since birth. Those that realize it get to become proactive, rest from the audience watching every move of the first group.
I am one of the fortunate ones to have acquired a fascination for this antidote that I like to call ‘ME-TIME’. This is the most precious part of my day, even before the dawn of the day for most of us in the Wild West! I have a select spot in the house where I keep my most valuable appointment of the day, with the most important person in my life viz. none other than my own self. It is the time of reflection, rejuvenation and reaffirmation of my goals.
The 60 minute session provides me with all the necessary energies to divide the day into segments that determine ‘Absolute Necessity’, ‘Essentials’, ‘Need to be Done’, ‘Advance Preparation’, ‘If Time Permits’ and ‘May Be’! In between components 2 and 3, I give myself a 10 minute window for possible over-runs or catching up and then repeat the same between priority # 4 and 5 for possible eventuality. It comes to me from my childhood lesson:
The above technique has helped me tremendously to continue with my day in the most productive manner possible despite interference and distractions.
‘Me-time’ for me is Golden Period of my life that I have continued to enjoy over the longest period of time I could look back into.
Try it yourself and be on your way to Quantum Growth with Least Stress!