Do you want 5 more hours in your week?
I ran a day retreat for my clients on Sunday to plan out their next 90 days.
They all identified 1 – 3 ways to re-claim time.
And, they felt liberated!
Do you feel as though you have enough time in your week to do what needs to be done? If you answered, “Yes!’, then that’s fantastic. It also places you in the minority.
Most people go through life feeling ‘time poor’. But this makes it difficult to appreciate what you have, let alone have the headspace to get clarity on what you really want.
So, one of the things I help my clients to do is reclaim 5 – 15 hours in their work week. This reduces their stress, frees up time for them to start to connect with their strengths, and gives them the space to get clear on the elements of their best fit role.
Plus take small consistent steps to make their dream life and work a reality
I use a number of tricks with clients to achieve this, and I’d like to share 3 top tips for reclaiming time in your work week.
- Book a meeting in your work calendar with yourself – preferably in a quiet room away from your desk.
Colleagues as less likely to interrupt you when they see you’re busy. So this trick allows you to focus on what you need to do, get it done faster and reap the time reward.
- Remove social media apps from your phone. There are multiple benefits to doing this apart from saving the time just looking:
- Not having the constant ping of alerts allows you to focus on what you’re doing. Research shows that when our focus is interrupted, it can take up to 45 mins to regain that focus. Given that most of our phones ping with social media alerts several times each hour, it becomes clear how it’s impacting our efficiency. More focus means greater efficiency.
- Instead of fuelling FOMO by looking at facebook during your commute, you could read that book that’s been sitting by your bed for the last year – and we’ve all got a stack of those.
- Be more mindful & appreciative of what you have by not negatively comparing yourself to the curated representation of other people’s lives.
- Work from home at least 1 day per week.
Obviously, this isn’t possible for all roles. But your employer should trust you to work from home at least 1 day per week. If they don’t, why did they employ you?We all have the technology to communicate easily with colleagues & attends most of the meetings we really need to from almost anywhere.
The benefits – save on time spent commuting; fewer interruptions and more focus so you can get things done faster.
Which tip did you like and can implement?
Let me know in the comments below.
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