There’s nothing quite like feeling organised.
Every day, I’m discovering this more and more. As a multipotentialite (someone with multiple creative pursuits), I’ve found time management an ongoing hurdle to overcome.
We put so much money into building and managing our money, but how much do we really spend on managing our time? How could we better optimise and maximise our time to ensure that we’re progressing on the things we want to, and making time for the things most important to us?
Time Management Mastery
To me, time management as the most important skill that anyone can master.
After all, what’s our most valuable commodity? Our time.
Recently, I made a decision to focus on managing my time better. I was tired of waking up feeling like I was already running behind, and going to sleep feeling exhausted and unfulfilled by my work.
I knew that if I didn’t find a way to manage it better, I would be destined to perpetually watch my time disappear, with little more than a head full of dreams to show for it.
Over the last few months, I’ve been analysing and refining my mindset, my priorities, my planning methods and the time management tools I use. I’ve still got lots to learn, but the changes I’ve made have already seen a significant increase in my levels of productivity, and a decrease in my levels of stress and anxiety.
I’m happier. I’m more present. And funnily enough, I have more time.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to take a brief rest from the as-of-yet-untitled-new-tap-show*. I wanted to share some of the time management strategies and tools I use to achieve that carpe diem** feeling of accomplishment and fulfilment on a (almost) daily basis, from mindset to prioritising to creating an awesome weekly schedule that works for you.
I’m looking forward to sharing it with you, and hope you’ll consider sharing some of your own time management strategies along the way.
It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau
* It’s good timing. The script is currently being read for feedback, and it’ll be nice to focus on something else before I launch myself into the next phase of development.
** If you’ve never seen the film ‘Dead Poets Society’ (which is worth considering), Carpe Diem means ‘Seize the Day’.