Your day will be wonderful if you want it to be like that, and as much as you decide to spend it on any day, that day will be either wonderful or not wonderful, and instead of standing and waiting for what will happen, be resolved and decide what will happen.
What does it mean to maximize your time?
When you go to the gym, you determine the difficulty of the exercises you intend to do, but what is certain is that you will feel much happier if you leave the club after 30 or 60 minutes and you have exerted the utmost efforts you can make during the exercise, the same principle applies to the days. That a person lives.
In fact, spending a day without work is much more stressful than spending it at work, the energy consumed by the psychological struggles of those sitting without work and the expressions of justification in which they address themselves is much greater than the energy of those who get up in the morning and head to their work.
Stephen Pressfield says: “Most of us have two lives: the life that we live and the life that we think about and do not live, and between the two lives the persistence stops.” If you feel that your life is troubled and that you do not control it, you are more likely to evade the thing that you have to do, And you will not regain internal balance and peace unless you do that, as evading responsibilities leads to distraction and distraction.
The differences you will feel when investing every moment in the best possible way:
When I do everything I can for the sake of work, I am a different person and feel more happy, so that the world becomes a beautiful and more generous place and people smile at me when I pass by them without knowing why.
On the days when I do the things I should have done, I feel that more people look into my eyes and smile at me when I cross by, without me being the one who starts smiling. But when I see one of these smiles, I keep looking at that person for a few moments after he looks away and feels I love him and wish him happiness in his life.
Likewise, in the days when I feel that my life has meaning, I leave work filled with more energy than I had before the start of work, and when I enter through the door of the house my children often run to me, embrace me and ask me to play them.
When I look at them in such moments, I do not see what life suffers from, because my heart is filled with love and a sense of gratitude and humility fills my life, and as Goethe says: “The way you see your child reflects the way you treat him and the way you treat them they will be and become.”
On the other hand, on the days when I spend hours of work distracted and confused, I feel when I go home that I am not normal. Of course, my family members still salute me, but I find it very difficult to give them the attention and love they deserve and need.
In the lost days in which I do not live my life, which I should live, I steal more people who surround me with more energy than I give them, and I only see the problems that children suffer from and I am very angry.
How can I maximize my day?
When a person feels bound and disappears with the desire to work, he can feel that he is completely incapable of changing lives and circumstances, but this is never true, even if you feel that this feeling is truer than any other feeling.
Feeling guilty when wasting time will not change anything, but if you make a few adjustments to the way you manage your time you will be surprised how quickly your worldview and yourself will change. When these two views change everything will change.
Get started with simple steps and try one of these methods to get the most out of your time during the day:
1- Sitting every week for meditation and planning:
Set aside 10-30 minutes each week (preferably on the day before the start of the week) to reflect on what happened in the past six days and try to ask yourself the following questions:
Who did I meet with this week and not?
What did I not do?
What have you forgotten?
What mistakes should I fix?
The goal of this step is not to overburden yourself with thinking, but to realize what you do during the days of the week. This awareness will make it easier to obtain the necessary strength to achieve change.
After evaluating last week’s events, make plans to better organize the next six days and repeat the same process after six days. It shouldn’t take long, but it can greatly improve the way you spend weekdays.
2- Create a plan for the next day at the end of each day:
Jim Ron says, “Your day doesn’t end unless you do it on paper.” Preplanning a plan removes the burden of choice on your shoulders. If you wake up without having a plan, you will move from one task to another without completing any task and will lack focus with no specific goal you seek to achieve. But when you wake up knowing the goal you seek to achieve, you will feel that you are much more powerful, you will have determination and determination, and you will feel that the desire to rise from the bed comes from within you.
Allocating one or two minutes at the end of each day to prepare the plan for the next day will give that day the necessary organization to spend it in a deliberate manner. The same idea applies to creative tasks, so devote 5 minutes to outline a book, article, or any task that can save you hours of work.
3- Focusing on the day you live in and not busy with others:
When you wake up in the morning, think only about the things that you should do during this day according to the plan that you set in the previous step, invest your day the best investment and show the best possible picture. After the day ends, set aside a minute or two to make the plan for the next day, and forget about it completely until tomorrow morning.
4- Create a plan that determines what you intend to do within three months:
When it comes to future planning, you have three options:
Vision: 10-25 years.
Long-term goals: 36 months.
Actual goals: the next 90 days.
In the twentieth century the procedure followed in developing long-term plans was to define the goals of the next five years, but today the five-year goals are no longer realistic due to the many sudden changes taking place in the world.
Setting goals within a 3-month timeframe that allows you to see the future with greater clarity and realism. The three-month goals must definitely achieve long-term goals, but your primary focus must be focused primarily on three-month goals.
Allocate every three months a few hours or an entire day to reflect on the past three months, as you did previously in the weekly planning sessions.
5- To-do list
American specialist Lynn Taylor – Business and Organizing Consultant – says that successful professionals dedicate the last 10 minutes of the working day to analyzing the work done and transferring tasks that were not completed to the next day, according to the priority of each mission. She notes that a review of work done, no matter how fast, is an excellent way to improve mood after a long and stressful workday.
6- Organizing the workplace
The chaos on the work table without cleaning or organizing impedes the progress of projects because this requires more time to search for an important document or paper, as this may lead to the loss of some important documents in addition to the start of the new workday in an impermissible way.
7- Today’s complete analysis
Successful people are not satisfied with doing the projects and tasks they worked on throughout the day, but they devote some time to analyzing the day and rethinking the tasks that were accomplished and which were not accomplished, and they try to understand the reasons for not completing some tasks because they realize that they will not develop if they do not learn from such matters.
8- Postpone the important topics to the next day
Successful people can decide what things need to be answered urgently and what can be expected, so they postpone discussions or meetings on important matters until the morning of the next day because they know that if the meeting lasts too long the community will get tired and bored and be less productive.
9- They set the schedule for the next day
At the end of each working day, successful people prepare a list of the main tasks for the next business day because this increases their productivity and helps them focus more on their personal lives outside of working hours and allows them to work with more confidence and less stress.
10- Organize your life:
Treat life as a garden that needs care and get rid of weeds growing in this garden no matter how long it takes. Caring for this garden will restore the soul to your life and it is not limited to a specific time frame, because every day, week, or year you can make this garden more beautiful and fertile.
Arrange every day some of your finances, organize your time a little, and organize part of your relationship. As you start to arrange your life, each seed you plant in the garden of life grows.
How did you feel that your day would pass when you woke up at the beginning of the day? I want you to feel when you wake up tomorrow that “today can be wonderful if you want it to be so.” This feeling does not generate alone, you must be ready to receive it, but the preparation for this is not very difficult and you can reach it by allocating two minutes in the evening to make a plan for the next day.
Every person has a reason to invest in every moment of his life, the best investment. You may not know this reason accurately, but you will discover it when you start moving, and you will probably discover that everything in your life is really more beautiful than you thought. When you reach this level of enjoyment of life and the belief that you live for a specific goal, you will be able to reach the future you really deserve.